Category Archives: Government

Open data, linked data news

Open Data, Linked Data & The Semantic Web explained: ReadWriteWeb   Nigel Shadbolt: slides on the work can be found here #www2010   World Bank Open Data initiative TBL says “Everybody’s doing it!”   UK government guidlines Office of Public Sector Information regulations: public sector information re-use   Local government What data […]

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General Election

  Context The Great British Economy Disaster by John Lanchester in the London Review of Books   Visualisation Election diagram: deficit cuts compared by party  Datablog Information is Beautiful   5 Great Mapping Apps to Help You Track the UK General Election Resourceshelf   Tools Vote Match is designed to help you with determining your voting […]

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Creative Commons, copyright & IP in April

Copyright Criminals documentary: sampling & IP law A documentary titled Copyright Criminals, which examines the messy three-way collision between digital technology, musical collage, and intellectual property law used 400 brief but unlicensed clips. ‘… one of those slapped with a suit was George Clinton—for sampling one of his own records. True story. “Yeah, I got […]

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Local democracy

Council decision-making is ‘more secretive today than ever’ – Roy Greenslade Guardian April 15th Political Studies Association paper J Morrison: Spin, smoke-filled rooms, and the decline of council reporting by local newspapers download pdf   Hansard Society report Digital citizens & democratic engagement download pdf   Opening up local election data “As well as the […]

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Local by Social – social media as an opportunity for local governmentIDeA and NESTA discussion paper Local by Social: How local authorities can use social media to achieve more with less by Andy Gibson. Expectations on councils to engage, work openly, be accountable and move more quickly on issues are growing. Meanwhile, councils are facing […]

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