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Open data and the knowledge society

Author: Bridgette Wessels; Rachel L Finn; Kush Wadhwa; Thordis Sveinsdottir
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While there is a lot of talk about how we now live in a knowledge society, the reality has been less impressive: We have yet to truly transition to a knowledge society - in part, this book argues, because discussion mostly focuses on a knowledge economy and information society rather than on ways to mobilise to create an actual knowledge society. That all may change, however, with the rise of open data and big data.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridgette Wessels; Rachel L Finn; Kush Wadhwa; Thordis Sveinsdottir
ISBN: 9789462980181 9462980187
OCLC Number: 974978358
Description: 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter One: Introduction[-]Chapter Two: Defining a 'Knowledge Society'[-]Chapter Three: Visions of Open Data[-]Chapter Four: Mobilizing Open Data[-]Chapter Five: Institutions in the Data Ecosystem: Actors in the Public Knowledge Domain and in Private Data Companies[-]Chapter Six: Mobilizing Data: Scientific Disciplines, Scientific Practice, and Making Research Data Open[-]Chapter Seven: Mobilizing Data: Environmental Data, Technical and Governance Issues[-]Chapter Eight: Navigating Legal and Ethical Regulatory Frameworks[-]Chapter Nine: Big Data, Open Data, and the Commercial Sector
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This book considers the role of the open data movement in fostering transformation toward a 'knowledge society'.  Read more...

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