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Kit de Dados Abertos - 0 views

    Seen on Open Knowledge Foundation "Recently Brazilian government released the Kit de Dados Abertos (open data toolkit): The toolkit is made up of documents describing the process, methods and techniques for implementing an open data policy within an institution. Its goal is to both demystify the logic of opening up data and to share with public employees observed best practices that have emerged from a number of Brazilian government initiatives. The toolkit focuses on the Plano de Dados Abertos - PDA (Open Data Plan) as the guiding instrument where commitments, agenda and policy implementation cycles in the institution are registered. making it a state policy and not just a transitory governmental action. It is organizsd to facilitate the implementation of the main activities cycles that must be observed in an institution and provides links and manuals to assist in these activities. Emphasis is given to the actors/roles involved in each step and their responsibilities. Is also helps to define a central person to monitor and maintain the PDA. The following diagram summarises the macro steps of implementing an open data policy in an institution - See more at: and

open-glam Discussion List - 1 views

    open-glam is a discussion list of the Open Knowledge Forum for those interested inbopen data and open content in the cultural heritage field.

Open science - 0 views

Anexo el link de un sitio para aplicar lo que se comenta en este módulo 3.

started by cgarciauapt on 07 Oct 14 no follow-up yet

Open Knowledge Information website - 2 views

This website explains the concept of open knowledge and why it matters.


started by anonymous on 06 Oct 14 no follow-up yet

Open Humanities - 1 views

    Includes open versions of some of the most famous documents in the humanities: the complete works of Shakespeare, Milton's entire corpus, the Domesday Book, and more.

Open Knowledge - 3 views

    Since I'm in South Africa, ... --- "My campaign has been working on the National Key Points Act for over a year, and some of the people in my team have been working on it for more than a decade. In this session, people who'd never even heard of the National Key Points broke new ground within 20 minutes."

Open Data developments in Asia | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog - 1 views

    This blog about Open Data Developments in Asia analyses the recent state of Open Data adopted in Asia and highlights some of the 11 Asian countries participants that attended the Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva in 2012. Of the 11 countries that attended the conference, the author of the post focuses on the East Asian and Pacific countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar and discusses their state and role in Openness. The author does a good job at providing statistics of the different countries in terms of the Worldbank Knowledge Economy Index (KEI), which analyzes the economic rankings of countries. The author then compares economic rank to that of openness, stating that countries low on the economic rank contribute little to no open data within their own countries or externally to other countries. Next, the author talks about the overall internet penetration in Asia as being only 27.5 percent and in that statistic, there is still a wide gap between North and South East Asia in terms of internet use and information distribution and acquisition from citizens and others. Moreover, the author continues to compare how many social, economical, political and cultural influence information distribution, contribution and acquisition in Asia countries. Openness is growing in the more developed Asian countries, but openness is limited, or even nonexistent, in developing (authoritative) countries. After reading this article, I've had a greater understanding of the current state of Open Data in Asia an the influences that contribute to enabling Openness. What I expected from the blog post or something that would've made the post even better could be some examples or projects of Openness or Open Data in Asia.
Suneil Revarr

Open Resource - 1 views

open access knowledge open mooc #module8 #resource

started by Suneil Revarr on 30 Oct 14 no follow-up yet

Module 13 - 0 views

The future of open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences:

New Open Knowledge Initiative on the Future of Access in Humanities and Social Sciences -

started by mejjatialami on 30 Oct 14 no follow-up yet
Suneil Revarr

open source - 1 views

open access knowledge open #module8 #resources mooc

started by Suneil Revarr on 30 Oct 14 no follow-up yet
Diane Vahab

New Open Access Initiative Started by Mathematicians | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog - 0 views

    Last week Tim Gowers, Cambridge University mathematician and open access advocate who led the recent boycott of Elsevier, announced an exciting new open access initiative for mathematicians on his blog. The project, called the Episciences Project, will make it super quick and easy to set up open access journals called "epijournals".


    Importante iniciativa que promueve el conocimiento abierto
    A world where knowledge creates power for the many, not the few. A world where data frees us - to make informed choices about how we live, what we buy and who gets our vote. A world where information and insights are accessible - and apparent - to everyone.
    Knowledge is power and it is for everyone to take.
Matt Tibble

Open Knowledge Foundation Australia - 3 views

    Getting connected with others in Australia around Open Knowledge - what it is, communities to join, and a great list of resources and websites to visit under their Communities tab.

Open Education | OKFN:LOCAL India - 0 views

shared by geeta66 on 08 Sep 14 - No Cached
    A local group of the open knowledge foundation 1. Push for Open Science and Research practices in Indian research institutions. . 2. More involvement of citizens in the spirit of Open Knowledge Involvement of the masses in order to work towards making ourselves a better managed nation. Constitutional instruments like the Public Interest Litigation (PIL), the Right To Information (RTI), etc., lose their relevance without complete transparency in the dissemination of government as well as non-government data. Building a mass-based system of knowledge-banks can help us a lot in achieving our goal. We can assist the governments for making more information public, wherever necessary. 3. Push for education. Involving the masses can to a great extent result in a quicker transformation of the present scene (for example, we can have citizens making study material open and free and also involve them more in the dispersion of education). We aim to arrange for vocational profession-based education for the adult population.

Brazil becomes the Open Knowledge Foundation's first Full Chapter in Latin America | Op... - 2 views

    On my navigation searching for initiatives to see how Open Knowledge are making the difference on the Latin America society I found this... nowadays unfortunately on South America (and in other places as well) open knowledge initiative are not divulgated. Universities seem to be not interested about promoting these initiatives and few people know about them. I was amazed reading the text from Francisco J. García-Peñalvo (Open Knowledge. Challenges and Facts) and seeing that a lot of Universities on Europe and North America are promoting and working with open and free access to texts and online courses. It's incredible how people have the possibility of learning in a world that each day is more competitive. I really hope that this great news about Brazil helps more and more people to understand the impact and the changings on the educational process.

Conocimiento abierto en españa - 2 views

started by maitesh on 30 Nov 14 no follow-up yet

The cost of scientific publishing: update and call for action | Open Access Working Group - 2 views

    Opening knowledge is great. Sharing knowledge is vital. In the past, publishers were the sole mediators for the dissemination of knowledge in printed form. In our, digital age, sharing has become easier thanks to the internet. Yet, although all areas of society have embraced the internet as THE sharing medium, scientific publishing has lagged far behind.
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