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Open government open source: the example of GitHub

The open source world has learned to cope with a flood of new ideas, often divergent, who use hosting services like GitHub. So, why can not the government do? In this exciting talk, Clay Shirky shows how democracies can learn a lesson from the Internet to not only transparent, but also to leverage the knowledge of all its citizens.


Project on the use of linked data (and radio) in Africa

The Free University of Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) involved in a project in the area of ​​use of Web development, which is to use the local community radio and mobile technology to allow the exchange of information through the Web addition using linked data and crowdsourcing. It is very new, because given the fact that technology use has increased in many African countries is the radio and phones but no Internet, sought a creative way how to integrate them. This idea have called "downscaling the Semantic Web".


SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding for public comment (NISO RP-7-201X)

The SERU provides a guide of good practices NISO to facilitate the work of publishers and libraries on license agreements for electronic resources. On the use of materials on privacy and confidentiality about service performance, etc.


Top 10 of 2012 trends in academic libraries

The ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee published in Vol. 73, n.6 Magazine College & Research Libraries in June 2012 understood what they were 10 major trends in academic libraries 2012. This is an exercise that every two years to update the ACRL knowledge, practices, schedules and forecasts are taken into these libraries. The summarized here as it inspires students have to work to grade final project.


Learning listening

Lately, every two weeks the group that we can get together to tell us what we do, what we discover. This week Gem Well we was telling his visit and his classes at the Master's Programme at Berlin School of Library and Information Science. We talked about various projects, Digital Humanities where are Stefan Gradmann, especially the Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana and I was particularly interesting manuscripts and Pundit tool Semantic annotation used to think is what you can see on Wittgenstein files of the University of Bergen. What envy!


And what is that data journalism?

The data journalism (or data journalism, in English) is a journalistic practice that seeks to harness the enormous amount of data available in a multitude of sources, preferably digital (and the web is the first, but not the only) to tell news stories. Many of these data and the relationships established between them, can explain increasingly complex phenomena in a relatively simple manner. Even more ideally, allow sharing not only their own news or reports obtained through them, but also help recipients can review the data themselves and draw further conclusions.