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AuthorRaman Ganguly

Cory Doctorow on Aaron Swartz and Much More…

Portrait, the office, Clerkenwell, London (by Paula Mariel Salischiker, pausal.co.uk, CC-BY).tif

Continuing our exploration into the life of Aaron Swartz, Epistemicast has been lucky enough to grab an interview with Aaron’s friend, early couch-surfing host and tireless fellow activist Cory Doctorow. A New York Times best-selling author, we explored Cory’s own views on the world of Free and Open Source Software, Open Access and Open Academia, as well as getting some touching personal insights...

Exploring The LEGACY of Aaron Swartz

In this episode of Epistemicast we dive into the inspirational legacy of Aaron Swartz. A visionary entrepreneur who co-founded and sold Reddit by age 20, Swartz’s true passion lay in harnessing the web’s potential for humanity. Among his many contributions to open source and free culture, he was instrumental in shaping the technical framework for Creative Commons and the RSS web feed...

A focus group study on data sharing and research data management

There are growing calls that data from publicly funded research should be publicly available. And, while many academic institutions across the globe now mandate data sharing as part of a data management plan, there is often a gap in the training available to researchers. Our guest on this edition of Epistemicast has sought to analyse and address this challenge. In an inspirational paper in the...

Challenges of digitizing information in museums and science institutions

In 2022, Raman Ganguly and Hanna Schneck organized specialist training for librarians covering preventive data backup. This led them into several interesting discussions about the difficulties of delivering high quality standards of data management outside a university infrastructure. As a museum librarian, and within her own curatorial work, Hanna supports humanities professionals and cultural...

Digital Humanities in the API Economy

The inner workings of organisations from lean tech start-ups, to government departments and the largest global corporations are all being abstracted into open, standardised and easily accessible Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Shielded from the complexities of the underlying IT systems, the API economy is giving birth to a new breed of online entrepreneurship. How do we get things...

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