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Community Network :: imagine if i . . . read the good news Peer-to-Patent is a pilot project in collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office. It was established in 2007 and recently extended/expanded to June 15, 2009. It is focused on helping the patent office perform high-quality examinations of pending patent applications by enlisting the public to help find and explain prior art.... Peer-to-Patent uses social software features to facilitate discussion amongst groups of volunteer experts. Beth Simone Noveck, Law Professor, and Director, Institute for Information Law and Policy, New York Law School launched the Peer to Patent: Community Patent Review project. Incentives for submitting an application to the project include: • Expedited review. "The Peer-to-Patent Web site is built using open source technologies (RoR, MySQL, Linux OS). Sponsors: CA, Inc., General Electric, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intellectual Ventures, John D. and Catherine T.

How many pupils from your school go to Oxbridge? | News Four schools and one sixth-form college sent more pupils to Oxford and Cambridge between them over three years than 2,000 schools and colleges across the UK, according to a new study that analyses university admissions by individual schools. Westminster, Eton, St Pauls, St Pauls Girls School and Hills Road sixth form college, a state school, produced 946 Oxbridge entrants from 2007-09. In the same period, 2,000 schools and colleges sent 927 pupils to Oxbridge. The difference in these schools' success rates is driven mainly by gaps in achievement at A-level, but some schools do better at gaining entry to university than others with similar exam results. At a comprehensive and a private school in Cornwall, with near identical results, one sent 17% to selective universities and the other 66%. There are striking differences even between schools of the same type. Data summary Get this data with Google list view - allows you to sort the data Download the data More open data World government data

IFVP Community Libération et Trendy Buzz lancent Politivox, le baromètre des politiques sur le web Libération, en partenariat avec l’institut TrendyBuzz, vient de donner le coup d’envoi officiel d’un nouveau baromètre baptisé, Politivox. Cette nouvelle plateforme se veut être l’observatoire de l’actualité politique, mesurant en permanence l’intérêt que portent les internautes pour les personnalités et les sujets qui font l’actualité du moment. Les technologies de TrendyBuzz scannent ainsi continuellement plus d’1M de sources regroupant les sites institutionnels, les sites d’actualités, les blogs, les forums et les réseaux sociaux. Cette veille permet alors de mesurer les Unités de Visibilité Internet (UVI) générées par les acteurs politiques et les sujets les plus débattus. Le corpus est également enrichi au fil du temps, selon l’actualité et la montée en puissance de nouvelles figures. Les premiers chiffres qui mesurent les données indexées entre minuit et 10h30 sont publiés chaque matin à 11 heures. Tous les détails des méthodes de calculs.

MIT World | Distributed Intelligence The Open Government Playbook / FrontPage onlinefacilitation - Visual Work and Thinking "Every child is an artist. Theproblem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso Visual practices can enrich our work. This page is a loosely organized overview of visual practices in two related contexts, graphic recording and graphic facilitation. If you are interested in more about the use of visual practices in facilitation, I'm building a related page here: Visual Facilitation Practices What is Graphic Recording? Graphic recording at its core is visually capturing what is happening in a group or presentation. What is Graphic or Visual Facilitation? Graphic or Visual Facilitation is the intentional use of visual practices, including drawing by an individual or by members of the group to support the group's process. How others have described this set of practices Chip Walter's animated white board description How does this relate to the larger set of thinking around visual thinking? Examples, Explanations Resources Online Groups Tags

Students for Free Culture Un état des lieux de l’Open Data David Eaves, conseiller auprès de plusieurs institutions pour l'ouverture des données, a profité de son discours inaugural à l'Open Data Camp 2011 de Varsovie pour dresser un bilan, et évoquer des pistes pour l'avenir. Où en est l’Open Data ? Au cours de mon récent discours d’inauguration à l’Open Data Camp (qui se tenait cette année à Varsovie), j’ai tenté de poursuivre l’intervention que j’avais faite lors de la conférence de l’an passé. Le franchissement du gouffre 1. Une des choses remarquables de l’année 2011 est la véritable explosion des portails Open Data à travers le monde. 2. Ces portails sont le résultat d’un mouvement d’ensemble plus vaste. De plus en plus de personnalités politiques, en particulier, sont curieux de comprendre l’Open Data. [...] 3. En définitive ce qui est également passionnant, c’est le nombre croissant d’expériences dans la sphère Open Data. A l’heure actuelle : un point d’inflexion Vu de l’intérieur, nous devons relever un autre grand défi. 1. 2. 3.

Visual Thinking Art F.A.T. Map « Open Government Data This map is a starting point of mapping information around Open Government Data, initiatives, catalogues, competitions and events. This map is work in progress and not complete or comprehensive. The original source is from our friends at the semantic web company: Here is the original KML file Open Government Data on a Map Mapping Open Government Data Part of the activities of the Open government Data Working Group is to collaboratively collect information about Open Government Data. Initiatives & ProjectsEventsCompetitionsCatalogues We also aim to collect other useful information surrounding Open Government Data, like Use cases & success storiesMost popular datasetsGuidelinesBest practicePolicy recommendations

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