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‘Open Science’ Challenges Journal Tradition With Web Collaboration

‘Open Science’ Challenges Journal Tradition With Web Collaboration | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Many scientists want to open up an age-old system of submitting private research to commercial journals that they say is hidebound, expensive and elitist.
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MIGnews | Общество | Китай хочет полностью лишить Интернет анонимности

MIGnews | Общество | Китай хочет полностью лишить Интернет анонимности | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

В Китае намерены требовать от пользователей указывать свои паспортные данные при регистрации в сети провайдера. Эту информацию сегодня подтвердили государственные СМИ страны. Таким образом, власти намерены ужесточить политику контроля, которая уже действует в отношении микроблогов. По официальной версии, таким образом, ведется борьба по распространению недостоверной и "пошлой" информации.

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Mapping Open Data With Open GIS

Mapping Open Data With Open GIS | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
This post explores some cartographic features of QGIS while mapping the river network of Tirol, Austria. All data used is freely available. For the background, I downloaded NASA SRTM elevation [......
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The Open Government Licence and What It Means for You | Creative Commons Canada

The Open Government Licence and What It Means for You | Creative Commons Canada | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The federal government recently released a draft version of their long-expected Open Government Licence -- Canada (OGL-C), which will soon apply all government data available through the federal data portal at ">data.gc.ca. This licence includes some welcome improvements over the existing one, including some notable steps to align it with Creative Commons licences and the Creative Commons vision of openness. There remain a few minor flaws which should give users pause, but the ongoing public consultation process will hopefully bring these to light and shed them away.

 
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New Zealand Open Data Conference (CC - Creative Commons Corporation)

New Zealand Open Data Conference (CC - Creative Commons Corporation) | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
(Source: CC - Creative Commons Corporation) As research communities worldwide look for new ways to make the scientific process and its data and results more open and participatory, New Zealand is showing us how it is done.
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Data as Culture | At the Interface

Data as Culture | At the Interface | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

At the moment it is an incredibly exciting time to be a data artist. The field is wide open and it seems that there is real potential for some fantastic new projects (some even from people who haven’t previously regarded themselves as artists). The open data movement does not just benefit scientists and innovators– but also artists, who can use this data to comment on our changing environment, economy, etc. 

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Code is poetry, data is culture

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Top UK universities partner with Open University to launch free online courses

Top UK universities partner with Open University to launch free online courses | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Eleven top UK universities are joining the Open University to launch free online courses, in a bid to catch up with the elite US institutions that have led the way online.

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This article also contains the list of learning platforms.

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Medical journal uses crowdsourcing model

Medical journal uses crowdsourcing model | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Medical journals have been chronicling the latest scientific advancements for centuries - sharing medical knowledge for the first time in the late 1700s, documenting the first public demonstration of anesthesia in 1846, carrying the first reports...
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Peer-Reviewed Open Research Data: Results of a Pilot | Grootveld | International Journal of Digital Curation

Peer-Reviewed Open Research Data: Results of a Pilot
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Peer review of publications is at the core of science and primarily seen as instrument for ensuring research quality. However, it is less common to independently value the quality of the underlying data as well. In the light of the ‘data deluge’ it makes sense to extend peer review to the data itself and this way evaluate the degree to which the data are fit for re-use. This paper describes a pilot study at EASY - the electronic archive for (open) research data at our institution. In EASY, researchers can archive their data and add metadata themselves. Devoted to open access and data sharing, at the archive we are interested in further enriching these metadata with peer reviews. 

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A Healthy Dose of Skepticism: A Call To Arms: Pharmacists should call for Open Data

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2nd GLP Open Science Meeting

2nd GLP Open Science Meeting | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The 2014 Global Land Project Open Science Meeting will synthesize and discuss the role of the land system as a platform for human-environment interactions, connecting local land use decisions to global impacts and responses.
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Structural Knowledge » Why ESRI (as is) can’t be part of the open government movement

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Google-backed Data Journalism Awards open for entries | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

Google-backed Data Journalism Awards open for entries | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The Global Editors Network awards will see eight data journalism projects receive a total of €15,000
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EU Commission unwraps public beta of open data portal with 5800+ datasets, ahead of Jan 2013 launch

EU Commission unwraps public beta of open data portal with 5800+ datasets, ahead of Jan 2013 launch | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Good news for open data lovers in the European Union and beyond: the European Commission on Christmas Eve quietly pushed live the public beta version of its all-new open data portal.

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To share or not to share: research data outputs | Research Information Network

To share or not to share: research data outputs | Research Information Network | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

This report presents the findings from a study of whether or not researchers make their research data available to others, and the issues they encounter when doing so.

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Saylor.org now hosts free and open versions of Flat World Knowledge texts « Saylor.org – Free Online Courses Built by Professors

Saylor.org now hosts free and open versions of Flat World Knowledge texts « Saylor.org – Free Online Courses Built by Professors | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

We are are very pleased to announce that all Flat World Knowledge textbooks published under an open license are permanently and freely available from Saylor.org — free to read, free to download, free to share and remix under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

 
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Open Governmental Datasets | Linked Data Research Centre

Publishing government data on the web as open or linked data is an important goals of governments around the world. These initiatives can be grouped into two categories: creating catalogues of downloadable government data files in common formats; and creating applications that publish government as linked data and provide RESTful APIs and interfaces such as SPARQL query endpoints.

 
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Researchers Say Much to Be Learned from Chicago's Open Data - DNAinfo.com Chicago

Researchers Say Much to Be Learned from Chicago's Open Data - DNAinfo.com Chicago | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Univeristy of Chicago launched a new research center to study cities using computational models. The Urban Center for Computation and Data is led by Charlie Catlett (left). Brett Goldstein, (center) the city's chief information officer and Douglas Pancoast, an associate professor of architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, are helping the center get on its feet.

(Robert Kozloff/University of Chicago)

 

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MediaShift Idea Lab . MapBox: Open Data Should be Open, Free and Accessible | PBS

MediaShift Idea Lab . MapBox: Open Data Should be Open, Free and Accessible | PBS | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The government -- at the local, state and federal levels -- provides some amazing sets of public data. Unfortunately, many public data sets are difficult to access and download, especially for bulk users like myself, because of the data portal sites. Two exceptional examples of great AND accessible data are the Arkansas GeoStor and the Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center, both of which allow users to access raw data through maps -- better for casual users -- and FTP directories, which are better for bulk data users.

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Research as a Service: Cloud Computing Accelerates Scientific Discovery - Microsoft on the Issues - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Research as a Service: Cloud Computing Accelerates Scientific Discovery - Microsoft on the Issues - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Microsoft On the Issues is the Microsoft blog on technology policy and corporate affairs.
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Great idea of using the cloud computing to help researchers in their scientific work.

"We are witnessing the birth of the fourth paradigm of science where large-scale data analysis now stands as a peer of theory, experiment and simulation. Advanced visualization used to be the only way to spot the trends in massive amounts of scientific data. Now machine learning can recognize patterns in data collection that are far too large or complex to visualize. Advanced data analytics and machine learning are now being used widely in the commercial sector to understand how the economy works, how to make our online searches more relevant and how to help hospitals deal with high re-admission rates". 

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"Open Government Indonesia" Wants to Put Public Services Online

"Open Government Indonesia" Wants to Put Public Services Online | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Open Government Indonesia wishes to push transparency, public participation, and innovation in government agencies.
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The future is open: why data will set us free — NHS Connecting for Health

The future is open: why data will set us free — NHS Connecting for Health | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The evidence for the benefits - and challenges - of data are not just in healthcare - they are in the fundamentals of government itself. These are the formative years of the age of Open Government - a new era in our politics in which public access to data shifts power from the state to the citizen.
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Contrary to Arguments by Hardcore Open Education Advocates, Creative Commons NC ND Is A Valid License for Academic Authors

Various talented folks and communities (e.g., the Open Knowledge Foundation and QuestionCopyright.org) believe Creative Commons should retire its NC ND clauses.  Students for Free Culture argue the...
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Pubmed and Open Access Visibility in Gene Regulation and Systems Biology

Articles published in open access journals like Gene Regulation and Systems Biology are more visible and likely to receive more citations than articles pub
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Open-Government Watchdogs OK With Closed-Door Fiscal Cliff Talks : NPR

Open-Government Watchdogs OK With Closed-Door Fiscal Cliff Talks : NPR | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner held another closed-door meeting Monday. If that secrecy troubled anyone, you'd expect it to be open-government watchdogs. But they have few objections.
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