Category Archives: Open Data

what keeps me up at night?

One need not venture far into the social media and news sphere to see that funding cuts to libraries are very much in the news and the minds of librarians across the country. No doubt this news is keeping some … Continue reading

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The Open Data Learning Summit – What has happened since September?

Originally posted on the DataBC site on 17 October, 2012 On September 21st, 2012, in partnership with the  BC Libraries Cooperative and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, the Ministry of Education’s Libraries and Literacy Branch developed a one-day summit to explore … Continue reading

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Open Data Learning Summit for Librarians in Vancouver

Originally posted on the DataBC site on 12 September, 2012 Public libraries are community platforms. They connect people to information and technology and respond to the needs of community. Increasingly the community needs access to digital forms of information.  This includes machine-readable … Continue reading

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An Open Mind on Open Data

Originally posted on Ken Haycock’s Library Leadership Blog on Monday, 09 April 2012 Recently, I attended a talk given by British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham. Interestingly, Denham holds a masters degree in archival studies. She is not a lawyer, yet … Continue reading

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Innovate to Thrive

Originally posted on Ken Haycock’s Library Leadership Blog on Thursday, 08 March 2012 Charles Leadbeater is a leading authority on innovation in public services. He served as an advisor to Tony Blair. In 2003, he wrote a book called Overdue in which he stated “Unless … Continue reading

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