Category Archives: Research

The Business Case for Open Data

Martin Tisné, UK Policy Director for Omidyar Network, and Nicholas Gruen, CEO of Lateral Economics have published a new report Open for Business: How Open Data Can Help Achieve the G20 Growth Target The report considers the potential for open data, … Continue reading

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BlueLight Camp: Post of posts

This post was originally published on the BlueLightCamp web site. Planning for BlueLight Camp 2013 is well under way, and more information will be published about the event on the BlueLightCamp site shortly. In the meantime, I thought it worth highlighting some … Continue reading

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Visual data mining of Google Street View

What Makes Paris Look like Paris? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and INRIA/Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have developed visual data mining tools which detect features, such as street signs, streetlights and balcony railings, that give Paris and other cities a distinctive look. Video and report … Continue reading

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Researchers of Tomorrow: the research behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students

Researchers of Tomorrow is the UK’s largest study to date on the research behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students (born between 1982 and 1994). JISC and the British Library jointly commissioned the three year study in 2009, which involved 17,000 doctoral … Continue reading

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LGIU Report: Care Now and for the Future

This report published by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) is the final report of an inquiry carried out by the cross-party All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group. The inquiry looked at the future of adult social care and the report … Continue reading

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Blogpost: Facebook usage: a local perspective

This post has been re-blogged from Mark Braggins’ personal blog. Any views expressed are purely personal and do not represent that of any organisation. Continued from last time…   In my previous post, I explained that I’m trying to gather … Continue reading

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Blogpost: Estimating Social Media usage within a geographic area

This post has been re-blogged from Mark Braggins’ personal blog. Any views expressed are purely personal and do not represent that of any organisation. I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the adage “go where the people go” if you want to connect with … Continue reading

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