Open data and the knowledge society / Bridgette Wessels, Rachel L. Finn, Kush Wadhwa and Thordis Sveinsdottir
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- RECODE -- The book -- 2.Defining a `knowledge society' -- Introduction -- Data in society -- Society as a social and human product: Learning, knowledge and institutions -- Science as an institution: Knowledge production and society -- Post-industrial society: Positioning knowledge in the wider socio-economic process -- Information society and the knowledge economy -- Defining a knowledge society and changes towards Mode 2 knowledge production -- Conclusion -- 3.Visions of open data -- Introduction -- Civil society and open data -- Open government data -- Open research data -- Commercial sector and big data -- Provenance of data and data ecosystems -- Conclusion -- 4.Mobilising open data -- Introduction -- Summary of the overarching context of a movement pushing for open data -- Understanding the mobilisation of open data as a movement -- Openness as a value: Society, science and the World Wide Web (WWW) -- The configuration of an open data movement: The characteristics of social movements and actors in mobilising open data -- Open data in wider society: Citizens and organisations access and use of data -- Conclusion -- 5.Institutions in the data ecosystem -- Actors in the public knowledge domain and in private data companies -- Introduction -- Institutions and their changing role in data ecosystems -- Challenges -- Conclusion -- 6.Mobilising data -- Scientific disciplines, scientific practice and making research data open -- Introduction -- The policy drive towards open research data -- Disciplinary negotiations around implementing open access to research data -- Current research practices and their alignment with open access -- Data-centred research -- Data work and recognition -- Contemporary research and data complexity -- Conclusion: Mobilising data -- 7.Mobilising data -- Environmental data, technical and governance issues -- Introduction -- Open access and the earth system -- The environmental data ecosystem -- Open environmental data: Key technological and infrastructural issues -- Issues in open data governance -- Conclusion -- 8.Navigating legal and ethical frameworks -- Introduction -- Governance structures -- Navigating these structures to enable innovation -- Archaeology -- Bioengineering -- Environmental sciences -- Health and clinical research -- Particle physics -- Existing novel solutions -- Challenges for open access -- Conclusion -- 9.Big data, open data and the commercial sector -- Introduction -- Big data and innovation -- A Complex Innovation Space -- Big data, open data and policy support -- The data development gap for European industry -- Conclusion -- 10.Conclusion.
- 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.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2017
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