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Author Wessels, Bridgette, author.

Title Open data and the knowledge society / Bridgette Wessels, Rachel L. Finn, Kush Wadhwa and Thordis Sveinsdottir ; with Lorenzo Bigagli, Stefano Nativi and Merel Noorman.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (203 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Summary 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. This book considers the role of the open data movement in fostering transformation, showing that at the heart of any successful mobilisation will be an emerging open data ecosystem and new ways for societal actors to effectively produce and use data.
Contents Defining a 'knowledge society' -- Visions of open data -- Mobilising open data -- Institutions in the data ecosystem : actors in the public knowledge domain and in private data companies -- Mobilising data : scientific disciplines, scientific practice and making research data open -- Mobilising data : environmental data, technical and governance issues -- Navigating legal and ethical frameworks -- Big data, open data and the commercial sector.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index.
Subject Information society -- Social aspects.
Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects.
Research and information: general.
Information society -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00972779
Open Data
Big Data
Media Studies.
05.20 communication and society. (NL-LeOCL)077592654
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Finn, Rachel L., author.
Wadhwa, Kush, author.
Sveinsdottir, Thordis, author.
Bigagli, Lorenzo, author.
Nativi, Stefano, author.
Noorman, Merel, author.
Other Form: Print version: Wessels, Bridgette. Open data and the knowledge society. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017] 9789462980181 (OCoLC)974978358
ISBN 9789048529360 (electronic bk.)
9048529360 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9789462980181
AU@ 000060031149
CHBIS 011171860
CHNEW 001023191
CHVBK 511976046
CHVBK 530316471

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