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  • 18Jul

    Real digital innovation requires a paradigm shift

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    The sharing economy is having an enormous impact on our cities. In the coming years new technological developments will change them even more drastically. The question is: who owns the platforms? The Google's and Airbnb's of this world, who are unaccountable and primarily in it for the money? Or the platform cooperatives, who focus on open technology, the commons and actual sharing? Should we take it one step further and radically change our economic thinking?

  • 18Jul

    New policy addresses gaps in eHealth service provision

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    Brand new data and cyber security policy from the Department of Health (UK) addresses gaps in eHealth service provision identified the by CLARITY consortium. Just days after the CLARITY consortium submitted their Gap Analyses, which highlights gaps within the current provision of open eGovernment services, the UK Department of Health has announced plans to increase spending on cyber and data security to more than £50m, and also for introducing digital systems that allow patients to track how their data is used, and by whom.  This report thus responds to the following gaps highlighted in CLARITY work so far.

     

  • 04Jul

    Do We Need Libraries?

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    When we are discussing open eGovernment services, we should also consider not only “government” related services but openness of other services, too. We work towards drivers and changes on open eGovernment services with the CLARITY project. Considering our work in this project, I started pondering the following questions: what should governments do when they take decisions for libraries? What will happen to libraries in digital era? Who needs librarians? Who needs libraries? Is it merely “nostalgia” now that when we have almost everything in digital form? Libraries are funded by our tax money, do we really need libraries anymore? Maybe we just digitize and automate everything and save the state the cost of having librarians and convert libraries to restaurants, pubs, office spaces?

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