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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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Weave - Open Source Data Visualization - GIS Lounge

Weave - Open Source Data Visualization - GIS Lounge | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Weave is an open source tool for Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment that allows users to explore data through maps, tables, and graphs.
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Press Release | InnoCentive and Scientific American Partnership

InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and Scientific American, the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media, today announced a partnership for the Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion, an online hub where science enthusiasts will be able to help solve global scientific problems. Scheduled to go live in the Spring of 2013, the Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion will be hosted jointly on InnoCentive.com and ScientificAmerican.com.
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Opening Anthropology: An interview with Keith Hart (Part 2 of 3) | Savage Minds

Opening Anthropology: An interview with Keith Hart (Part 2 of 3) | Savage Minds | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
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Calling open access academic book publishers: How authors and publishers could make a modest profit | British Politics and Policy at LSE

Calling open access academic book publishers: How authors and publishers could make a modest profit | British Politics and Policy at LSE | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The reason academics are going to publishers and not just sticking their own books up online is that they get a range of benefits from the publisher, which include:

Reputational benefit – if you self-publish you’re seen as a looney with a fragile ego, if a publisher puts your book out, you’re an author. This matters in academia where the book sales won’t amount to much more than in literature (where you can be the next 50 shades success and not give a damn about reputation because you have a massive yacht).
Copyediting – you really do need a professional to go through an 80,000 word book and do a proper job of copyediting
Layout, design – no, you can’t use that clip art. Or comic sans.
Manufacture – making all those book things
Promotion – this is probably the biggest one. Getting books into libraries, promoted at conferences and reviewed in places is difficult. I have to say all my publishers have really relied on me to provide places for review, and even then I’m not sure they ever got them reviewed, so this service isn’t as good as it should be. But library distribution is important.
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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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Open Access Tracker Information | Mediterranean Open Access Network | Medoanet

he Open Access Tracker brings together information on the growth of different types of open access resources and policies in Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain, France and Portugal, effectively creating a profile of growth for each country. It draws information on journals, repositories, institutional policies, funder’s policies and publishers’ self-archiving policies from authoritative services, such as DOAJ, SHERPA/RoMEO, SHERPA/Juliet, OpenDOAR, ROARMAP. It also visually presents the growth of these different types of open access resources per country in numbers through time and per year, as recorded in these different services.
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IAMCR 2013 - Journalism Research & Education Section - Call for Papers - IAMCR

IAMCR 2013 - Journalism Research & Education Section - Call for Papers - IAMCR | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The International Association for Media and Communication Research - IAMCR - is the worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research.
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Leveraging Open Innovation to respond to a Government challenge - Digital Pulse

Leveraging Open Innovation to respond to a Government challenge - Digital Pulse | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
How Transport for NSW used Open Innovation to solve an immediate customer pain and harness the power of its real-time data for bus commuters.
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Springer Open Choice - Your Way to Open Access

Springer Open Choice - Your Way to Open Access | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Publishing open access in established journals with Springer's Open Choice program
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