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Call for Participation: Open Education Week 2014 - Creative Commons

Call for Participation: Open Education Week 2014 - Creative Commons | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. OCW Consortium / CC BY

Creative Commons invites you to participate in the 3rd annual Open Education Week! Taking place from 10-15 March, 2014, the purpose of Open Education Week is raise the profile of open educational resources (OER) and the global movement of people and organizations behind them, in addition to highlighting the crucial...
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Why open data matters - a (very bad) example from Universal Jobmatch

Why open data matters - a (very bad) example from Universal Jobmatch | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
I come upon examples of bad practice in publishing government data on a regular basis, but the Universal Jobmatch tool is an example so bad I just had to write about it. In fact, it's worse than th...
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Improving My Lab, My Science With the Open Science Framework - Association for Psychological Science

Improving My Lab, My Science With the Open Science Framework - Association for Psychological Science | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Jeff Spies, then a University of Virginia graduate student and now codirector of the Center for Open Science (COS; www.cos.io), took on this behavior-change challenge, starting with our lab at the University of Virginia. His dissertation project involved creating the Open Science Framework (OSF) to stop the hemorrhaging of research material and create incentives for preservation and transparency. Now, the OSF is a free, open-source web application backed by the COS, a nonprofit technology start-up founded by Jeff and me. COS is supported by four foundations and staffed by a team of more than 20 scientists and software developers.

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New version of open source visualization Head Start released | OKF Open Science Working Group

New version of open source visualization Head Start released | OKF Open Science Working Group | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

You can find an application for the field of educational technology on Mendeley Labs. Papers are grouped by research area, and you can zoom into each area to see the individual papers’ metadata and a preview (or the full text in case of open access publications). The closer two areas are, the more related they are subject-wise. The prototye is based on readership data from the online reference management system Mendeley. The idea is that the more often two papers are read together, the closer they are subject-wise. More information on this approach can be found in my dissertation (see chapter 5), or if you like it a bit shorter, in this paper and in this paper.

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Open Data Day 2014: Open Government Standards

Open Data Day 2014: Open Government Standards | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

To mark Open Data Day 2014, Access Info reiterated its call for governments to ensure that all data released in digital formats is made available in an open format. In practice this means releasing data in a machine-readable format using commonly available, open source or free software tools, and ensuring that the data can be processed, evaluated, and reused without limits. There must be no technical or legal limits on reuse of the information.


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Author of Open Data Now provides history of open data | opensource.com

Author of Open Data Now provides history of open data | opensource.com | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The open source movement can trace its beginnings to a famous strategy session held in Palo Alto, CA in February 1998, where the term "open source" was coined. That meeting led to the Open Source Definition, to advocacy for the use of open source software, and, fairly quickly, to worldwide recognition of open source principles.

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UNESCO publishes guidelines to compare Institutional Repository Software | Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS)

UNESCO publishes guidelines to compare Institutional Repository Software | Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

UNESCO has published guidelines to compare Institutional Repository Software as part of its Open Access Strategy. The software under comparison are Digital Commons,DSpace,Eprints, Fedora and Islandora. Since 2000, a number of repository platforms have been developed, each with their own set of benefits and technical criteria.This guide will help repository managers and institutions to choose which software to use. With this guide, Librarians are now truly free to compare platforms by focusing on the critical features that will address their needs and make their repositories successful.

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WordPress Theme for City Government

WordPress Theme for City Government | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The core WordPress mission is to democratize publishing through open source. But I believe we can also make our government and institutions more democratic by publishing with open source. That’s why I started contributing to a free WordPress theme for city government.

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Government agency publishes catalog of open source projects | opensource.com

Government agency publishes catalog of open source projects | opensource.com | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Defense Advance Reseach Project Agency (DARPA) is one of the government-sponsored research agencies that most boldly explores the future of science and technology. Given that many of its research projects have military applications, it has been traditional for the agency to be secretive about them. In recent years, however, DARPA has been embracing the benefits of open source, particularly for promoting rapid innovation. Last week, the agency opened to the public a new portal featuring a catalog all its open source projects.

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Open Development Toolkit › Open Development Toolkit

The Open Development Toolkit is a project from Development Initiatives and the Open Knowledge Foundation, which began in January 2014. The Toolkit will act as a hub around open development, bringing together tools and training materials in one place, with the aim of increasing use of open development data and encouraging its use to inform decisions within the sector.

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A vision for public services | Digital Agenda for Europe - European Commission

A vision for public services | Digital Agenda for Europe - European Commission | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Public Services unit in DG CONNECT has drafted "A vision for public services" with the aim of outlining the long-term vision for a modern and open public sector and the way public services may be delivered in an open government setting (enabled by ICT), i.e. how public services may be created and delivered seamlessly to any citizen and business at any moment of time.

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Solutions For A Sustainable World! | NASA World Wind Europa Challange

Solutions For A Sustainable World! | NASA World Wind Europa Challange | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The Europa Challenge provides the opportunity for Europe's *best and brightest* to deliver sustainable solutions to the European community. And do this in ways that serve local, regional, national or international interests, while also advancing the career opportunities for those who accept the challenge. This is an international challenge open to all on our home planet. See the 2013 Winners, China had one of the top teams last year.
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Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers

This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. We recommend that scholars read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards.  The criteria for determining predatory publishers are here.

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The Reed Diaries: An Open Course for Open Education Week 2014 #nwoer

The Reed Diaries: An Open Course for Open Education Week 2014 #nwoer | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
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Building an archaeological project repository I: Open Science means Open Data | OKF Open Science Working Group

Building an archaeological project repository I: Open Science means Open Data | OKF Open Science Working Group | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The DART project collected large amounts of data, and as part of the project, we created a purpose-built data repository to catalogue this and make it available, using CKAN, the Open Knowledge Foundation’s open-source data catalogue and repository. Here we revisit the need for Open Science in the light of the DART project. In a subsequent post we’ll look at why, with so many repositories of different kinds, we felt that to do Open Science successfully we needed to roll our own. 

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A MOOC Mystery: Where Do Online Students Go?

A MOOC Mystery: Where Do Online Students Go? | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

What if, as a novice teacher or professor, you began a course and the entire class decided to leave—either from apathy or boredom or the popular student conviction that whatever is not a part of the lesson is inherently more interesting than what is? That old educator’s nightmare is now a digital reality: massive open online courses, or MOOCs, born a few years ago of the seemingly well-paired utopianisms of Silicon Valley and the élite American university, are seeing that classroom management can be a difficult task without a classroom.

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Highlights from Open Data Day | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Highlights from Open Data Day | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

This past Saturday was Open Data Day across the world. More than 190 events took place around the globe and many of these were organized by Local Groups of the Open Knowledge Foundation. In this summary we will be highlighting some of all these great events (see also our blog post leading up to Open Data Day and our dedicated Open Data Day overview page). 

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Science Hack Day / Citizen Science Hack Day Challenges

Science Hack Day / Citizen Science Hack Day Challenges | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern.

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The Open Knowledge Festival 2014 website is now live! | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

The Open Knowledge Festival 2014 website is now live! | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

We know you’re as excited as we are about this year’s Open Knowledge Festival, which will be taking place in Berlin from 15th – 17th July. Today, we’re pleased to unveil the new website for the event which includes the festival ticket shop, details of how to contribute to the programme and other key information about the event. 

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DARPA Open Catalog

DARPA Open Catalog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

DARPA Open Catalog, which contains a curated list of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications. DARPA funds fundamental and applied research in a variety of areas including data science, cyber, anomaly detection, etc., which may lead to experimental results and reusable technology designed to benefit multiple government domains.

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Open Data Day 2014 | Open Knowledge Foundation

Open Data Day 2014 | Open Knowledge Foundation | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments. 

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Open Data Day 2014

 

- Saturday 22nd February is  Open Data Day!

 

Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.

 

The events are open to anyone: from curious citizens to journalists, tech-geeks to scientists, designers to data wranglers. Swing by on the day to hack, have a hangout and wrangle with us!

Want to see what’s going on all around the world on Open Data Day and let us know what you’re working on? Follow and tweet the hashtag #OpenDataDay!

 

- Join the planning Hangout

 

We are hosting another G+ hangout for the whole Open Data Day community. Please join!

 

Register for the “What are you doing Open Data Day?” G+ hangout.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – 12:00 EST / 5.00pm GMT

 

- Events around the world

 

There are Open Data Day events taking place all around the world.

We’re especially excited to see members of the Open Knowledge Foundation network organizing events – including ones in Japan, the UK, Germany and more!

 

- See more at: http://okfn.org/events/open-data-day/#sthash.6clGYpXl.dpuf

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Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web (Wired UK)

Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web (Wired UK) | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Twenty-five years on from the web's inception, its creator has urged the public to re-engage with its original design: a decentralised internet that at its very core, remains open to all.

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The Benefits of Open

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Open Data Institute | Moscow node news: January 2014

Now, here in Russia, we are facing a tremendous growth of Open Data ecosystem. NGO Infoculture acts as an active player in the field and undertakes a number of developments in three main dimensions: Government, Education and Community.

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