Tag: research

Evolution of Open data initiative

While the term “open data” isn’t even 20 years old, the idea that scientific research should be free to all was popularized by Robert King Merton, (founding fathers of Sociology and Noble prize winner…

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Peer Reviewing Our Data Stories

By Ariana Giorgi, Christine Zhang SRCCON peers, reviewing. (Erik Westra) As journalists who analyze data for stories, we strive to hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of accuracy. But checking our work is rarely a straightforward process… Read the

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To boldly go… the librarian’s role in text and data mining

Jane Secker et al examine the ways in which librarians can facilitate the work of researchers who want to use text and data mining. The authors also argue that librarians need to encourage researchers to exploit the new copyright exceptions

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Help me use your data

I’ve been interviewed a couple of times recently by people interested in understanding how best to publish data to make it useful for others.  Once by a startup and a couple of times by researchers. The core of the discussion

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Digital Science’s GRID Now Available As Linked Open Data

GRID’s extensive database of over 63,000 organisations associated with research is now available as Open Linked Data 15th August, 10:40am UK time   We are pleased to announce that Digital Science’s Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) is now available as

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Using data visualisation tools to provide local context for decision making and meet open data aspirations

The Cambridgeshire Research Group has created several interactive atlases combining local and national open data with a range of InstantAtlas data visualisation analysis tools. It has been working to establish a local data portal called Cambridgeshire Insight Open Data as

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Open Data Button

Open Access Button: “Hidden data is hindering research, and we’re tired of it. Next week we’ll release the Open Data Button beta as part of Open Data Day. The Open Data Button will help people find, release, and share the

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Adoption of open government data among government agencies

Publication date: Available online 11 January 2016 Source:Government Information Quarterly Author(s): Hui-Ju Wang, Jin Lo With an emerging interest in open government data (OGD) around the world, there has been an increasing need for research on the determinants of OGD

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Research : Open Data for Islamic Finance

What’s the benefit of Open Data for Islamic Finance ? What’s the added value ? This research aims to show the benefit of open data for the Islamic finance, conducted and financed by Hatem Ben Yacoub. …

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Helsinki University Library Opens Data to the General Public

Helsinki University Library is making its data available to the general public. “Helsinki University Library’s open data web service api.hulib.helsinki.fi offers the vast majority of the library’s data in easy-to-use JSON format. In addition to library catalog data, the service

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