Web science and the power of open data

Hall, D.W. and Shadbolt, N. (2012) Web science and the power of open data. [Audio] (Unpublished)

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Additional Information: (Duration 1:44:15) Web Science and the Power of Open Data, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Friday, 9th March 2012, Lecture Hall 2, Annexed Building, hosted by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya **Professor Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng** Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK, and Dean of the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences. She was Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) from 2002 to 2007. One of the first computer scientists to undertake serious research in multimedia and hypermedia, she has been at its forefront ever since. The influence of her work has been significant in many areas including digital libraries, the development of the Semantic Web, and the emerging research discipline of Web Science. She has published over 400 papers and is frequently invited to speak at high profile conferences and events. With Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt she co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and she is currently a Director of the Web Science Trust which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership in Web Science. **Professor Nigel Shadbolt, FREng** Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Head of the Web and Internet Science Group at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science. In 2009 the Prime Minister appointed him and Sir Tim Berners-Lee as Information Advisors to transform access to Public Sector Information. This work led to the highly acclaimed data.gov.uk site that now provides a portal to over 7800 datasets. In May 2010 he was asked by the UK Coalition Government to join the Public Sector Transparency Board – this oversees Open Data releases across the public sector. In April 2011 he became Chair of the UK Government’s midata programme - which seeks to empower consumers by releasing their data back to them. In November 2011 he was named co-director of the Open Data Institute to be based in Shoreditch, London.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Web Science; Library science
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Libraries > Library science. Information science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Haslan Tamjehi
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 01:59
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2012 03:29
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2900

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