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An open data ecosystem can boost India's GDP by $22 B and double farmer income

by Admin

MeiTY says increased data transparency will drive growth and improve governance across key industry sectors in the time to come.

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On World Water Day - Open Data for Water Resources

by Craig Dsouza

Lack of open data for researchers and activists is a key barrier against ensuring access to water and planning for sustainable management of water resources. In a collaboration between DataMeet and CIS, supported by Arghyam, we are exploring the early steps for making open data and tools to plan for water resources accessible to all. To celebrate the World Water Day 2018, we are sharing what we have been working on in the past few months - a paper on open data for water studies in India, and a web app to make open water data easily explorable and usable.

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Delhi Declaration on Open Access

by Admin

Open Access India recently released a statement to promote openness in science and research communities. CIS contributed to the text and introduced it to the participants of OpenCon 2018, Delhi.

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Open Data and Land Ownership - Environment Scan

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

The State of Open Data is an ambitious research project reflecting on 10 years of action on open data and providing a critical review of the current state of the open data movement across a range of issues and thematic areas. This environment scan represents the first step in gathering information to support a review of the state of open data with regard to land ownership, and in refining the focus of a chapter. The lead author for this chapter is Sumandro Chattapadhyay.

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Wikipedia Orientation Program at Rotary Club of Salem

by Manasa Rao

CIS-A2K in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Salem, Tamil Nadu conducted a two-day Wikipedia orientation workshop for student members of the club.

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Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to Defend Internet Freedom

by Admin

The debate over whether the Internet is a better tool for democratic empowerment or authoritarian control misconstrues the nature of the democratic challenges of the digital age.

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Helping Institutions Embrace Open Access

by Admin

World over, a large number of universities and institutions are making way for open access repositories. Why have Indian researchers shied away from it?

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