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All around Open Knowledge: Open Data, Open Government, Open Access, Open Science, Open Education, etc
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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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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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New portal revolutionises open data

New portal revolutionises open data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The State Government’s open data revolution has taken another leap forward today, with the launch of a new website including 73 data sets for the public to access and use.
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Tools for Transparency: A Crowdmap for Open Government

Tools for Transparency: A Crowdmap for Open Government | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Crowdmap is the hosted version of the Ushahidi platform, which allows you to quickly crowdsource information to a map in real time.
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Featured Examples of the Power of Open Data

A selection of the emerging coverage of various case studies on how open data is being used to create new business opportunities, increase government transparency or change the way drugs are developed.
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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.
Irina Radchenko's insight:

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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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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Open access chemistry, promoting high risk research, and how to do citizen science

In this week's print issue I spoke to project leaders at the UK Ladybird Survey and the Ash Tag ash dieback tracking project about how to successfully use citizen science for research.
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Their achievement can be found in a document titled Open Standards Principles: For software interoperability, data and document formats in government IT specifications. | opensource.com

Their achievement can be found in a document titled Open Standards Principles: For software interoperability, data and document formats in government IT specifications. | opensource.com | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Andy Updegrove discusses the openness conundrum in standards development becoming a dilemma of the past.
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ShareCA: An Open Access Directory — Cultural Anthropology

ShareCA is a collection of links to recent essays published in Cultural Anthropology, which authors have kindly made available for free download. Essays available for free are listed below by author's last name in alphabetical order.
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It is nice to get useful links that are very helpful for students who are working on their anthropology essays projects.

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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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