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Open Opportunities

  1. 1. Open Opportunities Exploring Open Data, Tools, and Repositories to extend scholarship and sharing Oct. 24, 2013 Russ White Numeric and Spatial Data Specialist Robert E. Kennedy Library Data Services Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo OPEN WEEK
  2. 2. Overview • All Things Open – – – – – – Open Access Open Government Open Data Open Source Open Resources Closing the loop, Open Repositories • Altogether, Open Opportunities OPEN WEEK
  3. 3. Open Access “Open Access” to information is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need. This has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole. • As explained, in 8 minutes by PHD Comics • The Open Access Overview by Peter Suber OPEN WEEK
  4. 4. Open Definition • The Open Definition sets out principles that define “openness” in relation to data and content. It makes precise the meaning of “open” in the terms “open data” and “open content” and thereby ensures interoperability between different pools of open material. • It can be summed up in the statement that: “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.” OPEN WEEK
  5. 5. Open Government Renewed focus on transparency, public participation, and collaboration. OPEN WEEK
  6. 6. Open Data Policy • Information is a valuable national resource, and strategic asset. ...manage information throughout its lifecycle ...promote openness and interoperability • Executive Order Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information • Open Data Policy Guidelines from the Sunlight Foundation OPEN WEEK
  7. 7. Project Open Data • Project Open Data is an online, public repository intended to foster collaboration and promote the continual improvement of the Open Data Policy. • The project is published on GitHub, an open source platform that allows communities of developers to collaboratively share and enhance code. The resources and plug-and-play tools in Project Open Data can help accelerate the adoption of open data practices. OPEN WEEK
  8. 8. Government on GitHub
  9. 9. Open Data & Open Standards
  10. 10. Open Data A primary goal of is to improve access to Federal data and expand creative use of those data beyond the walls of government by encouraging innovative ideas (e.g., web applications). 98,544 datasets found... 223 organizations OPEN WEEK
  11. 11. Federal Agency Repositories
  12. 12. State, City, Local Government OPEN WEEK
  13. 13. Google Public Data This may look familiar, from a previous TED talk using data from the World Bank
  14. 14. Google Books and Ngram Viewer This too, was described in a TED talk.
  15. 15. Open Source • For List of free and open-source software packages: Wikipedia • The Free Software Dictionary OPEN WEEK
  16. 16. Free and Open Source Software Data Wrangler Wrangler is an interactive tool for data cleaning and transformation. Spend less time formatting and more time analyzing your data. OPEN WEEK
  17. 17. Free and Open Source Software Tableau Public Tableau Public is for anyone who wants to tell stories with interactive data on the web. OPEN WEEK
  18. 18. Open Source Software LibreOffice LibreOffice 4: The free office suite the community has been dreaming of for twelve years...
  19. 19. An Open Source Stack, Ecosystem? OpenStreetMap The Free Wiki World Map
  20. 20. Open Resources & Training Grounds
  21. 21. Closing the loop with Data Repositories “Out of Cite Out of Mind” Report on Data Citation Vision, T. J. (2010). Open Data and the Social Contract of Scientific Publishing. BioScience, 60(5), 330–331. doi:10.1525/bio.2010.60.5.2
  22. 22. Finding Data Repositories Registry of Research Data Repositories The goal of is to create a global registry of research data repositories. List of Repositories from the Open Access Directory OPEN WEEK
  23. 23. Data Repositories From Acoustics to Zoology... (but not quite everything in between) OPEN WEEK
  24. 24. Open Repositories is a curated general-purpose repository that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. OPEN WEEK
  25. 25. Open Repositories The easy way to get, use and share data OPEN WEEK
  26. 26. And the data lives on...
  27. 27. Open Opportunities • Open Access to the results of scholarly research – Journal Literature, Datasets, Other Creative Works • Beyond the Scientific or Academic Community- Government, Civic engagement • Open Data, Open Source, Open Resources • Its' wide open. OPEN WEEK
  28. 28. Further Reading • The Open Data Handbook
  29. 29. Questions? Thank you! Russ White Numeric and Spatial Data Specialist Robert E. Kennedy Library Data Services Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo
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