Tag Archives: data

European Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected

(19 October 2018) Today, as a deliverable of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Brussels, the European Commission has presented the ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal – an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents. The ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal, together with an accompanying […]


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NTU hiring Assistant Professor in Information Studies

(4 October 2018) The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, NTU, Singapore is hiring a scholar-teacher working in the area of information and knowledge management. Ideally, the candidate would have experience in utilizing big data analytics in information and knowledge management contexts. The candidate is expected to possess a doctorate in an appropriate […]


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Google Dataset Search

(5 September 2018) Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across thousands of repositories on the Web, making these datasets universally accessible and useful. By providing users with a single interface that allows them to search across multiple repositories, Google hope to transform how data is being published and used. We also believe that […]


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Conceptual Captions: A new dataset and challenge for image captioning

(5 September 2019) The web is filled with billions of images, helping to entertain and inform the world on a countless variety of subjects. However, much of that visual information is not accessible to those with visual impairments, or with slow internet speeds that prohibit the loading of images. Image captions, manually added by website […]


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Data and reproducibility: The role of research institutions

(7 February 2018) To achieve greater transparency, replicability, and trust in scientific findings, research authors are increasingly expected to enhance textual reporting by providing associated data and materials. This growing expectation has focused attention towards the appropriate handling of research data. Of particular note are the topics highlighted on COPE’s website on Core Practice in […]


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Registration open for Data Science Winter Institute in Hong Kong

(23 October 2017) From 7-8 December 2017, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, the iSchool Asia-Pacific Chapter & the University of Hong Kong will be organizing a Data Science Winter Institute at the University of Hong Kong. This Winter Institute will equip iProfessionals with the latest marketable knowledge and skills, especially in data science, which are […]


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National Library Board manager gets jail, fine, for accessing members’ data to help loan shark

(3 July 2017, Singapore) A project manager with the National Library Board (NLB) was jailed for three years and eight months, and fined $270,000 on Monday (July 3) after making use of a library database to help an illegal moneylender gather information on debtors. Ang Boon Sin, now 39, repeatedly abused the NLB Spydus database […]


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Imagining libraries of the future

(27 March 2017, Singapore)  From the use of data analytics, to possibly even virtual reality in the future – public libraries in Singapore are undergoing a transformation in a bid to remain relevant in an increasingly digital world. Singapore’s public libraries are changing fast, keeping step with technology that helps libraries offer the modern services […]


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Australia’s first national action plan submitted

(7 December 2016) The Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann, today announced the finalisation of Australia’s first National Action Plan. The Plan contains 15 ambitious commitments focused on: transparency and accountability in business; open data and digital transformation; access to government information; integrity in the public sector; and public participation and engagement. The […]


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Wiley launches new Spectra Lab applications to help scientists manage analytical data

(2 December 2016) Wiley today announced the launch of Wiley Spectra Lab Desktop edition and Wiley Spectra Lab Server edition, providing flexible options, enhanced features, and essential tools for any organization managing analytical data. In addition to providing access to the world’s largest collection of 2.3 million curated reference spectra, the Desktop edition allows scientists to […]


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Outlook report highlights data monetization as the number-one growth opportunity in 2017

(6 October 2016, Burlingame, CA and London, UK)  From individualized medical treatment to targeted mobile ad buys, the burgeoning number of applications for machine driven data analytics solutions offer a revenue goldmine for the $1.5 trillion information industry, according to Outsell, Inc. Today, the research and advisory firm released its Information Industry Outlook 2017 report, […]


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Datasets to be explored to increase the UK’s global competitive advantage in research and innovation

(3 February 2016) In a report published today, a wide range of datasets across the research and innovation landscape have been identified and described, setting out a plan for exploiting these to their full potential to help maintain and develop the UK’s excellence in research and innovation. The UK Knowledge and Research Landscape: A report […]


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New prize competition challenges innovators to unleash open data

(20 October 2015) A new prize challenging innovators from around the world to unleash the huge potential of open access content and data for societal benefit is launched today by the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative of the National Institutes of Health, the Wellcome Trust, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Open Science […]


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Data literacy and skills development vital to UK economic health

(13 July 2015)   Today Jisc welcomes a new policy briefing from innovation charity Nesta and Universities UK (UUK), which is designed to develop data analytics skills and improve the supply of analytical talent to support the UK economy. Drawing from two research reports – ‘Skills of the Datavores: Talent and the data revolution’ from Nesta, and […]


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ACO expands data coverage

(23 September 2014) The music industry data now covers more than thirty countries across the world enabling researchers to gain insights and tell the story in new ways: Americas: USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile Asia/Pacfic: Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China, India, Australia, New Zealand Europe: UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Italy, […]


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