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'Open Data' Briefing Day

Introduction In the Open Data White Paper of June 2012, the Rt. Hon Francis Maude describes data as ‘the 21st Century’s new raw material.’ Truly, data is changing the way we live and work, evidenced by the rise of online information exchange and a move towards digitizing many of our previously manual activities and transactions, and especially, with the launch of open-data government initiatives such as Data.gov and Data.gov.uk. The UK is leading the charge in a global movement towards...

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The Alliance for Permanent Access - PARSE.Insight project

PARSE.Insight was a two-year project co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme. It was concerned with the preservation of digital information in science, from primary data through analysis to the final publications resulting from the research. The problem is how to safeguard this valuable digital material over time, to ensure that it is accessible, usable and understandable in future. The rapid pace of change in information technology threatens media, file formats...

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