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OSF | Collections as Data Wiki
This site gathers Always Already Computational: Collections as Data final report and project deliverables. This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-73-16-0096-16). The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services or author host institutions.

Unless otherwise noted, all project materials are released under a CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.
notebene  librarianship  library-services  opendata 
28 days ago by copystar
Civic Switchboard: Connecting Library and Community Information Networks | NNIP
The Civic Switchboard project will develop partnerships between libraries and local data intermediaries to better serve data users, further democratize data, and support equitable access to information. The Project team includes the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, The University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and the Urban Institute's National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. Guidance based on real-world pilots is needed to promote successful collaboration and coordination between public libraries, academic libraries, related data intermediaries, civic open data portals, and their associated data producers and users.

For more information, visit the project website and sign up to receive updates on the project
june 2019 by copystar
Guelph’s post-Mercury blues: How an Ontario city is coping without its local newspaper - The Globe and Mail
Mr. Barker has a mild-mannered counterpart in Adam Donaldson, an earnest fellow who aspires to provide Guelph’s most comprehensive coverage of local politics. After the Mercury closed, he revived a dormant blog of his, Guelph Politico, where he offers impressively detailed explanations of council meetings (which he also live-tweets) as well as podcasts of Open Sources Guelph, a weekly politics show he co-hosts on CFRU, the University of Guelph’s radio station.

Mr. Donaldson launched a campaign through the crowdfunding site Patreon to support his work full-time. It may be a quixotic quest: His evenhanded coverage seems unlikely to incite anger and therefore sharing on social media, which would help bring in sponsors. As of this week, he was only $185 toward his $1,000 monthly goal.
july 2017 by copystar
Detroit's Foreclosure Crisis and the Need for 'Information Justice' - CityLab
Other data scientists in Detroit have sought to present housing data with information justice in mind. Last year, Akers launched a project called Property Praxis, in which he and his colleague Alex Hill mapped the 20 percent of land parcels in Detroit owned by speculators. Wherever possible, they name the actual owner of the property—not the shell corporation or LLC that obscures the owner’s identity. So, while Loveland lists the owner of 8030 Townsend as CE Detroit LLC, Property Praxis lists it as Manuel Matty Moroun, and shows that he owns 599 Detroit properties through various companies.

Akers said he and Hill wanted to create "a map that no developer can use to build shit."
july 2017 by copystar
The Open Data Delusion - Broken Toilets
Mark is adamant that the best way to present Open Data is as a tool for efficiency and improving operations rather than as a transparency mechanism. “Some countries struggle with the notion that access to information is a priority. It cannot be when the provision of public services is facing challenges. The narrative of improving efficiency is more compelling.”
may 2017 by copystar
What Facebook learned when it opened its data to every employee - O'Reilly Media
The democratization of data is one of the most powerful ideas to come out of data science. Everyone in an organization should have access to as much data as legally possible.
data  opendata 
may 2017 by copystar
Research “parasitism” and authorship rights – For Better Science
Editorial by @nejm is simply deranged … caling those using published data "research parasites
may 2017 by copystar
Community Data Science Workshops (Spring 2016) - CommunityData
The Community Data Science Workshops in Spring 2016 are a series of project-based workshops being held at the University of Washington for anyone interested in learning how to use programming and data science tools to ask and answer questions about online communities like Wikipedia, Twitter, free and open source software, and civic media.
opendata  civictech 
january 2017 by copystar
This report is based on a year of research into how citizens in
Amsterdam are becoming producers of digital data through their use of technology , and the ways in which that data is becoming –
or will likely become in the future –part of the way the city is governed. We focused primarily on spatial data(geo-informati
on), defined as any digital data that indicates a person’s location or movements. Today, we produce spatial data with everything we do
, and in the future, it is likely that these data generated by city infrastructure and registration systems will become merged and linked with data generated directly by city residents such as social media postings, data from self-tracking devices and smart homes, maps generated by crowdsourcing, drones, and feedback of all kinds
opendata  cities  geo  technology 
december 2016 by copystar
How Government IT Projects Can Avoid Repeating the Same Mistakes By Looking at Procurement | culture | Torontoist
In an effort to address some of these problems, the City of Guelph has launched a civic accelerator program. Here’s the policy innovation, in three parts:
opendata  civictech 
december 2016 by copystar
OSF | Home
*very interesting* It makes me wonder where we should similarly go: research enviros like Islandora or
data  opendata  openaccess  from twitter
june 2016 by copystar

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