Partially Attended

an irregularly updated blog by Ian Mulvany

blog posts about open data

FuturePub3 - September 2014 event

Welcome back for the next installment of FuturePub. There are tons of people at the meeting tonight, pizza and beers care of WriteLaTeX!! # Sumika Sakanishi - Product Manager - ODI They aim to encourage organisations to unlock data. They also work with individuals to help them unlock the value of open data. Open data is free to use, reuse and redistribute it, e.g. CC-BY. The open data instutute have created the open data certificate, an online tool to help open data owners publish their data. ... (more)

EC consultation on Open Data - a report.

This is a report on todays consultation on open data that was help by the EC. The notes are long, so I have put my conclusions and general comments at the start. General comments There was not much disagreement throughout the day. There were repeated calls for the need to incentivise researchers to engage in data sharing, but not too many concrete proposals on how to do this. It does seem from my perspective that libraries could do an amazing job here, but that will depend on to which extent these libraries have deep technical expertise. ... (more)

EC consultation on Open Data - my presentation.

The following is the written representation that I made to the EC hearing on Open Data on behalf of Co-Action publishers, Copernicus Publications, eLife, F1000 Research, FigShare, Frontiers, Open Books Publishers, PeerJ, the Public Library of Science, Ubiquity Press and Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (QScience). I had a five minute slot to present, and the key recommendations at the end of this written response formed the basis of that presentation. I added one slide at the end with a personal view on some of the challenges of getting researchers to share data. ... (more)

Product Tank 6, big data

I’m at PridcutTank 6. Todays topic is big data. Hether Savory - Open Data User Group She is the chair of the open data user group. She is using a recipe analogy for the use of data in the creation of products - data is an ingredient, but you have to get the ingredients right. (There are a number of people in the audience who work with public sector data, and more people who work with open data, but most people know about this, but they don’t use it). ... (more)