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Update on the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress Blog

Editorial comments:  “The Library of Congress announced in late December 2017 that it would cease the collection of all public tweets effective January 1, 2018 (see the white paper linked in the story for more details). Their initial decision to accept the entire archive of public tweets was seen as a positive step towards preserving […]

Expert tour guide on Data Management – CESSDA ERIC

Editor Comments: “This tour guide covers all of the basics of data management from a social science perspective, in a way that is easy to navigate, clear, and succinct. I plan to share this resource with social science researchers at my institution.” —Sara Mannheimer Target audience and mission This tour guide was written for social […]

The Challenges to Inclusive, Open, and Smart Cities: Speed, Opacity, and Outsourcing

Nominated by Catherine McGoveran With over 50% of the human population now living in urban areas, it is no wonder that we are constantly re-moulding and re-imagining our cities. No longer is it enough to be a big metropolis. Cities must be connected, self-aware, intelligent entities; they must be smart. Read more: The Challenges to […]

I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets

Editor Comments:  “This interesting read demystifies how we are unknowingly giving our crucial personal data to our dear social and dating apps. This intimate data helps these social apps study and decipher us in million ways, putting our privacy at risk. The article also highlights how good data protection laws and regulations can help us […]

The Data Ethics Canvas

Editor Comments:  “In the academic setting, we’re seeing an increasing interest in and awareness of the importance of research data management (RDM) and data security. This resource from the Open Data Institute provides a handy visual for helping any user of data think critically about the resources they’re using and what their responsibilities and obligations […]

CINCEL, Acceso a la Información Científica Electrónica – Programa BEIC: Algunos resultados

Editor Comments: “What is going on with the journal access and paywall movement in Chile? We’re just paying for access and not trying to create an open culture.” —Ricardo Hartley Programa BEIC: Algunos resultados viernes, 20 de enero de 2017 BEIC es un mecanismo de acceso a artículos publicados en revistas científicas de corriente principal […]