Joint OECD – PARIS21 Workshop – “Access to New Data Sources for Statistics: Business Models for Private-Public Partnerships” On December 18th 2015, the Data Governance Project (DGP)[1] was part of an OECD/Paris21 event organized in Paris on the use of new …

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Open data is gaining more importance these days. Yet, a lot of young people don’t know what open data is, or how they can benefit from it. That’s where Datawijs comes in. It’s an interactive video series, that introduces teenagers …

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In part for a possible OU Library workshop, in part trying to mull over possible ideas for an upcoming ILI2015 workshop with Brian Kelly, I’ve been pondering what sorts of “data literacy” skills are in-scope for a typical academic library. …

Idle Thoughts on “Data Literacy” in the Library… Read more »

This is truly unchartered for me since I have never written a blog before – even though I have been a software geek for more than two decades (!). My job at the Open Institute is to manage technology largely …

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One of the many things I vaguely remember studying from my school maths days are the various geometric transformations – rotations, translations and reflections – as applied particularly to 2D shapes. To a certain extent, knowledge of these operations helps …

Data Literacy – Do We Need Data Scientists, Or Data Technicians? Read more »

On September 2nd, 2015, President Peña of Mexico will give his 4th State of the Country address to 120 million Mexicans (who will actually watch is another matter entirely). Given these troublesome times in terms of economy, and our endemic …

Data Literacy & Democratic Exercise Read more »

This is the second in a blog series discussing potential data futures and how they affect data infrastructure. The first in the series outlines why we are considering three potential data futures In this blog we consider a locked-down future, …

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Data journalism and civic technology organisation Code for Africa has received a US$4.7-million investment from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. According to a blog post written by Code for Africa head Justin Arenstein, the funding will be used to …

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One of the most important roles that we should be embracing right now is training the next-generation workforce in the art and science of data. Data Literacy is a fundamental literacy that should be imparted at the earliest levels of …

Data Literacy For All – A Reading List Read more »

Data is now available online, but what next? This is the throbbing question on the mind of open data stakeholders, both from the supply and demand side of it. As the the fight for transparency and accountability in government keeps …

Data+Drinks : a meetup to engage the open data community in the South of Nigeria Read more »