Tag Archives: Futuregov

Singapore joining-up agency efforts through libraries

 (12 June 2014) Singapore is revamping its libraries to become digital hubs that help achieve broader economic and societal goals. The city state recently announced the launch of three Smart Work Centres, where people can book pay-per-use workspaces, complete with meeting rooms, video-conferencing facilities, internet access and photocopiers. Read the Asia Pacific FutureGov story by  Joshua Chambers […]


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Korea opens up digital data on national heritage

(9 January 2014) Futuregov.asia reports that Korea’s digitized national treasures are accessible through the new Korea National Heritage Online portal. Run by the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), it brings together information collected from existing subsidiary websites and also has 1.8 million new pieces of data on the national heritage. Read the Futuregov.asia article by Medha Basu […]


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Singapore announces Open Data initiative

(15 August 2013) Singapore announced the release of more data and its intension to make all datasets on data.gov.sg and OneMap machine-readable by the end of 2013, with an eye on driving social innovation and co-creation, reports futuregov. Data.gov.sg is a one-stop data portal with 8600 datasets from 60 public agencies, currently. Since its launch in […]


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NLB uses analytics to forecast demand

(22 August 2013) Futuregov reports that The National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore used analytics to improve accuracy in forecasting patrons’ demand by 60 per cent, reducing waiting time for popular books and frequency of patrons not being able to find the book they want. The story is here.


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India’s open data portal launched with 3,500 datasets

(13 August 2013) Futuregov reports that India has inaugurated its Data Portal India, a portal for the public to access and use datasets and applications provided by ministries and departments of the Government of India. The Portal functions as a single access point for open government datasets across the country. Currently, there are about 3,500 […]


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