A historic open science advocate and a member of the Open Definition Council joined us for the sixth #OKFN100, a series of conversations with more than 100 people about the current challenges and the paths of action of the open movement.
#OKFN100 is kicking off today, a series of conversations with 100+ people about how openness can strengthen the fights for the complex challenges of our times
Closing down libraries to save money is ‘one of the most short-sighted decisions that public officials can make’, the World Library and Information Congress has heard. Speaking at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) annual congress in Athens, Open Knowledge Foundation chief executive Catherine Stihler said ‘libraries are too often seen as […]
This article was originally published in The Scotsman. With councils across the UK facing major financial pressures, libraries are too often seen as an easy target for cuts. In 2017, it is estimated that more than 120 libraries closed their doors in England, Wales and Scotland. That figure is likely to have increased last year. […]