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Four short links: 28 May 2012

By Nat Torkington
May 28, 2012

Canada Wages War on Knowledge -- Library and Archives Canada is ending acquisitions, not digitizing material, dispersing its collection to underfunded private and public collections around Canada, and providing little in the way of access to the scraps they did keep. Apparently Canada has been overrun by Huns and Vandals. Imminent sack of Toronto predicted. (via BoingBoing) Cyberpunk Dress...

Strata Week: Google offers big data analytics

Strata Week: Google offers big data analytics
By Audrey Watters
May 3, 2012

In this week's data news, Google's BigQuery opens up to everyone, the Data Journalism Handbook is released, and the open data movement is called to the mat.

Strata Week: Google offers big data analytics

By Audrey Watters
May 3, 2012

In this week's data news, Google's BigQuery opens up to everyone, the Data Journalism Handbook is released, and the open data movement is called to the mat.

Strata Week: New open-data initiatives in Canada and the UK

Strata Week: New open-data initiatives in Canada and the UK
By Audrey Watters
December 1, 2011

This week's data news includes open-data initiatives in the U.K. and Canada, the open sourcing of a Hadoop deployment tool by Dell, and a database reveals the circa-1900 reading habits of Muncie, Ind.

Strata Week: New open-data initiatives in Canada and the UK

By Audrey Watters
December 1, 2011

This week's data news includes open-data initiatives in the U.K. and Canada, the open sourcing of a Hadoop deployment tool by Dell, and a database reveals the circa-1900 reading habits of Muncie, Ind.

Strata Week: When does data access become data theft?

By Audrey Watters
July 21, 2011

Aaron Swartz faces felony charges for downloading "big data" (more than 4 million academic journals) from the MIT library, Microsoft's new data tool is aimed at scholars, and David Eaves looks at open data efforts in Canada.

Strata Week: When does data access become data theft?

Strata Week: When does data access become data theft?
By Audrey Watters
July 21, 2011

Aaron Swartz faces felony charges for downloading "big data" (more than 4 million academic journals) from the MIT library, Microsoft's new data tool is aimed at scholars, and David Eaves looks at open data efforts in Canada.

The state of open government in Canada

By Mac Slocum
March 9, 2010

David Eaves, a public policy entrepreneur and a speaker at this week's Gov 2.0 International online conference, discusses the rise of open government in Canada's cities. He also looks at the country's federal inertia, and he explains how a beta mindset could benefit government projects.

My Canadian Copyright Consultation submission

My Canadian Copyright Consultation submission
By David Collier-Brown
August 24, 2009

The Parliament of Canada recently started a public consultation on what changes should be made to Canadian copyright law, after loud public condemnation of a set of proposals a few years ago. Having made more instead of less, because "Using Samba" was available electronically, it behooved me to tell Parliament that.


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