Open Data in Context: Balancing the Benefits of Openness

November 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
McLaughlin College, Room 140
4700 Keele St
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Vicky Carnevale

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Speakers: Joy Kirchner and Andrea Kosavic
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College

The growing interest in open data is borne of its perceived capacity to enhance transparency, accountability, and to strengthen democracy. Arriving on the heels of the open access movement and the creative commons licensing revolution, the open data movement, spearheaded by strong initiatives such as Open Science, serves as a marker for communicating a broader responsibility to the global public good.

In the library sphere, data is seen as the collection of the future. While the Library of Congress has made a remarkable contribution through the archiving of tweets, academic libraries across the world are engaging with web archiving as a means of building their collections. This talk will explore open data from a variety of viewpoints, touching on its affordances but also addressing issues of authorship, privacy, ethics, consent and information justice.

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Hosted by the Office of the Master, McLaughlin College and Co-Sponsored by the York Collegium for Practical Ethics.