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The Data is Recorded as Missing

11-07-2014Society needs humanities scholars to include their critical and particular approach to data research, Leonie Tichem states in a blogpost.

Open data: the United Nations and its ‘PDF Ghettos’

03-07-2014Blogpost. ‘Open Data’ is needs more than simply making available large amounts of files, according to Marieke Fröhlich.

New paper: Broadening the debate on shale gas

27-06-2014This paper presents four recommendations with regards to the governance of shale gas development.

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The United Nations and its ‘PDF Ghettos’

3 July 2014 14:33

Open Data has been surrounded by an incredible hype in recent years. In his new book, Joel Gurin for instance proclaims: “Open Data is the world’s greatest free resource...