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Map Data Vis using NYC Open Data json & OpenFrameworks

Map Data Vis using NYC Open Data json & OpenFrameworks | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
1. find data in which you are interested.
2. export a json file
3. in the url window, delete everything after .json and refreshes without an error.
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Quantifying Open Access in 2012

Over at the Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics, open access advocate and thinker Heather Morrison takes a look at the astonishing growth of open access in 2012.  No hand-waving here; just cold, ...
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OpenAshDieBack

OpenAshDieBack | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
On this website you'll be able to get data to do your own analyses on ash and ash dieback.
You can see the results of other peoples work as soon as it is available and share your own discoveries in the same way.
You will always get full credit for your work and in doing so contribute to a real community effort.
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Why Open Education Matters

Degreed's entry in the Why Open Education Matters video competition.
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Awesome video about Open Education.

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Open Data and the National Pupil Database | Open Data Institute

Open Data and the National Pupil Database | Open Data Institute | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The defining characteristic of open data is that everyone can use it.
Data that you have to pay for to reuse isn’t open data because people who can’t afford to pay can’t use it.
Data that you can only access after going through an application process, and where that application might be refused, isn’t open data because people whose applications fail can’t use it.
Data that you can’t use within a business isn’t open data because people who want to make money from using the data can’t use it.
These are some of the fundamental lines between closed and open data.
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Predatory publishers are corrupting open access

Predatory publishers are corrupting open access | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Journals that exploit the author-pays model damage scholarly publishing and promote unethical behaviour by scientists, argues Jeffrey Beall.
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Data is not a dirty word

Data is not a dirty word | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Kim Carr wants to use government data to know what you need, even before you know you need it.
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The World Bank will help open government data in Ulyanovsk Oblast (Russia) | Promoting Information and Communications for Development (IC4D)

The World Bank will help open government data in Ulyanovsk Oblast (Russia) | Promoting Information and Communications for Development (IC4D) | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Open Government is increasingly perceived as a new paradigm for ICT-enabled government transformation offering a number of instruments for improved governance, transparency and innovation. Ulyanovsk Oblast of Russia has already made substantial progress in e-government, IT industry development and IT literacy, and has taken practical steps that have made it an early leader in Open Government initiatives in Russia, as recognized in a study published in May 2012 by the Russian Institute of the Information Society. The city of Ulyanovsk also ranked first among 30 Russian cities on the ease of doing business in the World Bank-IFC Doing Business project.
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Nice Try, Science Publishing Group

Nice Try, Science Publishing Group | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Science Publishing Group is another scam Open Access journal publisher or academic vanity press. Yesterday they sent me a form-letter invitation to submit papers or become member of an unspecified editorial board or become a peer reviewer.
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Physiological societies partner with Wiley on new open access journal

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., The Physiological Society, and The American Physiological Society announced today their partnership to publish the new open access peer-reviewed journal, Physiological Reports, which will launch early next year.
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Mapping Czech open data (and dangerous food)

Mapping Czech open data (and dangerous food) | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
One of the biggest topics we cover at Net Prophet is the growing acceptance of open government data.
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Why Open Access is Good News for Neo-Nazis

Why Open Access is Good News for Neo-Nazis | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Much of the debate on Open Access has concentrated on the shift from a subscription model that opens access for authors, while restricting access for readers, to a publication charge model that restricts access for authors, while opening access for readers. The proposed requirement to publish under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence may, though, be even more pernicious for social science authors. Unfortunately, understanding why takes us to parts of intellectual property law that many of us do not usually need to bother with.
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Statement on position in relation to open access | Institute of Historical Research

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) provides resources for historians, including a major research library, digital projects, seminars and lectures, conferences, books and journals,podcasts and Ma/PhD study and research training.
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Try - OpenLearn - Open University

Try - OpenLearn - Open University | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
OpenLearn gives you free access to learning materials from The Open University and is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from university study. You'll find materials from our courses on a range of subjects. Try as many as you like for free.
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Top seven predictionsfor the future of research

Top seven predictionsfor the future of research | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Technology is moving fast and has an ever-increasing influence on the way researchers work. Sarah Porter, head of innovation at Jisc, has worked alongside her colleague Torsten Reimer to pull out key redictions for the future of research. Sarah says, “With rapidly increasing amounts of data generated, digital technology offers new and innovative ways of finding and analysing relevant information. It also allows academics to work with citizen scientists and engage the public in their research. This will allow researchers to undertake projects on a larger scale with more impactful results.”

Sarah and Torsten believe that, in the future, the quality of research will depend on an informed use of technology and hope the below predictions will help you to stay ahead of the game.
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Scientific American Partners With InnoCentive to Launch Open Innovation Hub

Scientific American Partners With InnoCentive to Launch Open Innovation Hub | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Scientific American is teaming up with open innovation platform InnoCentive to launch the Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion, an online hub where citizen scientists will come together to tackle scientific challenges that stump companies, non-profits, and governments.
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Open Data User Group initial recommendations to Data Strategy Board

The UK’s Data Strategy Board has released minutes of a meeting held on 28 November. These minutes provide a first look at the list of datasets identified by the Open Data User Group as good potential...
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Why journalists need to get behind the #opendata movement

Why journalists need to get behind the #opendata movement | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Many journalists aren’t paying attention to how governments are opening up data. Part of that is cultural. Governments do keep secrets. As the amount of information grows, so do the secrets. Good journalists, operating ethically, try to reveal the secrets that should be public. We often find ourselves, with the help of organizations like the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the National Freedom of Information Coalition, suing the government to force it to obey its own open records laws. In addition, news organizations and state freedom of information groups tenaciously demand better open government laws.
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From Open Source to Open Government: A Critique of Open Politics

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"Notions of openness are increasingly visible in a great number of political developments, from activist groups, software projects, political writings and the institutions of government. And yet, there has been very little reflection on what openness means, how it functions, or how seemingly radically different groups can all claim it as their own. Openness, it seems, is beyond disagreement and beyond scrutiny. This article considers the recent proliferation of openness as a political concept. By tracing this (re)emergence of ‘the open’ through software cultures in the 1980s and more recently in network cultures, it shows how contemporary political openness functions in relation to a new set of concepts – collaboration, participation and transparency – but also identifies important continuities with previous writings on the open, most notably in the work of Karl Popper and his intellectual ally Friedrich Hayek. By revisiting these prior works in relation to this second coming of the open, the article suggests that there is a critical flaw in how openness functions in relation to politics, beginning with the question: How is that new movements championing openness have emerged within a supposedly already-open society?"

 

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Exploring what open government means at Code for America Summit | opensource.com

Exploring what open government means at Code for America Summit | opensource.com | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Jason Hibbets attends Code for America Summit 2012 and asks attendees what open government means to them.
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What is Open Government?

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Personal Genome Project at 2012 Open Science Summit

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
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Does open data make development more accountable? The case of Colombia | space for transparency

Does open data make development more accountable? The case of Colombia | space for transparency | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Mapping different data sets from a country – with bright colours and click-through functions – may be a visual delight for developers and the tech-savvy, but what do these maps offer those crafting public policies? After all, the point of open data is to make more accountable and effective decision-making – whether it is about the public services to deliver, budgets to allocate or corruption risks to address.
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Qld govt launches open-data site | ZDNet

Qld govt launches open-data site | ZDNet | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The Queensland government has opened the doors to its open-data website, which is meant to provide the public with access to government data.
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Website for new open-access journal, eLife, introduced today

Website for new open-access journal, eLife, introduced today | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
CAMBRIDGE, UK | December 13, 2012 eLife, the open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and biomedicine, reveals a fresh approach to presenting and using scientific content on its...
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Medea - Generating Interesting Monopoly Boards from Open Data

Medea - Generating Interesting Monopoly Boards from Open Data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
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The use of Open Data through the gaming.

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