Open Data and the Knowledge Society

Bridgette Wessels, Rachel Finn, Thordis Sveinsdottir, and Kush Wadhwa

Open Data and the Knowledge Society

Bridgette Wessels, Rachel Finn, Thordis Sveinsdottir, and Kush Wadhwa

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

204 pages | 1 color plate, 1 line drawing | 6 x 9
Paper $37.50 ISBN: 9789462980181 Published June 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
While there is a lot of talk about how we now live in a knowledge society, the reality has been less impressive: we have yet to truly transition to a knowledge society—in part, this book argues, because discussion mostly focuses on a knowledge economy and information society rather than on ways to mobilize to create an actual knowledge society. That all may change, however, with the rise of open data and big data. This book considers the role of the open data movement in fostering transformation, showing that at the heart of any successful mobilization will be an emerging open data ecosystem and new ways for societal actors to effectively produce and use data.
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