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UK opens up its plans for transparency and open data - News stories - Inside Government - GOV.UK

UK opens up its plans for transparency and open data - News stories - Inside Government - GOV.UK | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
RT @ukinphilippines: UK News: UK opens up its plans for #transparency and open data. Read it here: http://t.co/QQyqiCT6db #OGP #opengovernm…
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Open data – it's transformational - Public Service

Open data – it's transformational - Public Service | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Open data – it's transformational Public Service Starks himself has done everything from helping to kick-start Europe's streaming media industry in the late 1990s through to sitting on the government's Energy Sector Board as part of their Midata...
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Socrata Announces $18 Million Investment to Fuel The Next Wave of Data-Driven Innovation in Government

Socrata Announces $18 Million Investment to Fuel The Next Wave of Data-Driven Innovation in Government | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
OpenView Venture Partners Leads B Round with Participation from Existing Investors Morgenthaler Ventures and Frazier Technology Ventures.
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Alessandria starts bottom-up initiative for Open Data

Alessandria starts bottom-up initiative for Open Data | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
This initiative has been set up to be a traditional government project, but rather a more inclusive and "Open" project, with a bottom-up approach.
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Can the G8 Open Data Charter deliver real transparency?

Last week G8 leaders signed up to an Open Data Charter, calling for government datasets to be “open data by default”.
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Walking the G8’s Talk on Open Contracting

G8 leaders only found limited areas of agreement when they met earlier this week in Northern Ireland.
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Open by design: Why the way the new Healthcare.gov was built matters

Open by design: Why the way the new Healthcare.gov was built matters | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Healthcare.gov already occupies an unusual place in history, as the first website to be demonstrated by a sitting President of the United States. In October, it will take on an even more important ...
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Editorial: Revised NJ open government access rules will yield great benefits - Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com

Editorial: Revised NJ open government access rules will yield great benefits - Hunterdon County Democrat -  NJ.com | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Editorial: Revised NJ open government access rules will yield great benefits Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com New Jersey senators are scheduled to vote Monday on changes to the Open Public Records Act and open Public meetings Act that are...
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LERU launches statements on Open Access and Open data - LERU : League of European Research Universities

LERU launches statements on Open Access and Open data - LERU : League of European Research Universities | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
LERU launches statements on Open Access and Open data
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The Real News Story about the Relaunch of data.gc.ca

The Real News Story about the Relaunch of data.gc.ca | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
As many of my open data friends know, yesterday the government launched its new open data portal to great fanfare. While there is much to talk about there - something I will dive into tomorrow - th...
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The real story about data.gc.ca

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Will PRISM Impact Open Data Efforts? - Government Technology

Will PRISM Impact Open Data Efforts? - Government Technology | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Will PRISM Impact Open Data Efforts? Government Technology In recent years, many state and local governments have put effort into open data projects that would inspire developers to create apps and find ways to use public data to bring value to...
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Government seeking opinions on latest open data action plan - The Guardian

Government seeking opinions on latest open data action plan - The Guardian | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The Guardian Government seeking opinions on latest open data action plan The Guardian The UK is this year's lead co-chair for the OGP, an organisation which brings together the leaders of 59 governments with the aim of securing commitments to open...
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The European Commission is developing an open data framework to promote ... - ICT Update

The European Commission is developing an open data framework to promote ... - ICT Update | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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The G8 International Conference on Open Data in April 2013 aimed to make agricultural research more widely available to improve global food security.
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Why Russia is not eager to join the Open Government Partnership

Why Russia is not eager to join the Open Government Partnership | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Russia has declared that it no longer intends to become a member of the Open Government Partnership – what is it that the country is so afraid to lose?
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ABRE LATAM: Open Data Unconference · Global Voices

ABRE LATAM: Open Data Unconference · Global Voices | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Fernando Briano from Picando Código informs [es] about the upcoming unconference ABRE LATAM [es], organized by D.A.T.A. [es] and Ciudadano Inteligente [es], on June 24 and 25 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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Op-Ed: Quantifying Our Cities, Ourselves – Next City

Op-Ed: Quantifying Our Cities, Ourselves – Next City | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
What if we were to apply the model of the so-called “quantified self” to the development of our cities? Guest columnist David Sasaki takes a look at data-driven local governments to see what works and what doesn’t.
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Making Transparency Visible: an update on OGP in Ireland | Open ...

Making Transparency Visible: an update on OGP in Ireland | Open ... | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Denis is the Open Knowledge Foundation Ambassador for Ireland. He is also the founder of Active Citizen, a grassroots, politically neutral, community initiative which builds bridges between citizens and their governments ...
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Open data giving public new eyes on government - Canada.com

Open data giving public new eyes on government - Canada.com | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Open data giving public new eyes on government Canada.com Open data represents a revolution in the way citizens interact with their governments, experts say, but lasting support from public entities will be needed to ensure the information meets...
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For public consultation: Big Data Strategy (draft)

As outlined in both the  Advancing Australia as a Digital Economy: An Update to the National Digital Economy Strategy and the APS ICT Strategy 2012-15, AGIMO has developed a Big Data Strategy which sets out the actions that the government is taking...
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Building a mashup with government data

Here's a screencast of how I built http://isithackday.com/demos/warwickshire/ for the Warwickshire Mashup competition. It explains some of the fast ways you ...
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Open Contracting

Open Contracting | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Over the past year, the Open Contracting Partnership has facilitated a global consultation process to create a set of global principles that can serve as a guide for all of those seeking to advance open contracting around the world.
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British Columbia Adopts Canadian Open Government License | Community - DataBC

British Columbia Adopts Canadian Open Government License | Community - DataBC | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Created by the governments of Canada, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, the Canadian Open Government License is for open data.
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Data are or data is?

Data are or data is? | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Is it singular or plural? It's a word we use every day here on the Datablog - but are we getting it completely wrong?

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luiy's curator insight, June 10, 2013 2:51 PM

How do you say "data"?

 

I only ask because it's a contentious issue. Along with split infinitives, getting this one wrong offends and delights in equal measure. And, as we write about data every day, we're either getting it very wrong or very right.

The Wall Street Journal has just published this blog post, in which it finally decides to move away from data "are", saying:

Most style guides and dictionaries have come to accept the use of the noun data with either singular or plural verbs, and we hereby join the majority.

As usage has evolved from the word's origin as the Latin plural of datum, singular verbs now are often used to refer to collections of information: Little data is available to support the conclusions.

Otherwise, generally continue to use the plural: Data are still being collected.

When we asked the question a couple of years ago, loads of you debated it in a much-polarised manner on Twitter.

@jhugman Data is plural. Unsure the correct "datum point" will catch on though. Having referenda about latin declentions belong in musea.

@mkdDCC No to datum. We need to relax about the data is/are thing. It may not be good Latin, but we're not speaking Latin.

Anna Sakoyan's curator insight, June 18, 2013 5:00 PM

Yes, that's exactly the question I've been struggling with.