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What Is The Future Of The Library? Bright When Digital!

Mercedes Bunz | Hybrid Publishing Lab | August 8, 2013

To sum it up: while all those libraries define their role quite differently, one thing is certain: digital technology is getting more and more important. This is what their plans are... Read More »

Why Healthcare Costs Are A Civil Rights Issue

Alicia Caramenico | FierceHealthcare | August 29, 2013

Fifty years since Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on Aug. 28, healthcare spending as a percentage of the gross domestic product has jumped from 5.5 percent in 1963 to 18 percent today. Read More »

World Losing Farm Soil Daily To Salt-Induced Degradation

Press Release | UNU-INWEH | October 28, 2014

Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt, according to a study by UN University’s Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), published Oct. 28. Today an area the size of France is affected — about 62 million hectares (20%) of the world’s irrigated lands, up from 45 million hectares in the early 1990s. Read More »

Open Source Developers Conference 2013

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 21, 2013 (All day) - October 23, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
The Langham Hotel Auckland
New Zealand

The Australasian Open Source Developers Conference (OSDC) is one of the top conferences for developers in Asia Pacific. It’s primarily focused on development with open source tools and development of open source software, and is now in its 10th year.

For the first time, the conference is crossing the ocean and is landing in Auckland, New Zealand, 21st – 23rd October 2013, at the lavish Langham Hotel. This makes it truly an international event to that is a must attend. Read More »

Open Source Developers' Conference 2015

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 27, 2015 (All day) - October 29, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Wrest Point Convention Centre Hobart
Australia

The Open Source Developers' Conference is a not-for-profit conference covering all aspects of Open Source Technology, from software and systems to open data. For the past 11 years OSDC has been held across Australia and New Zealand, and in 2015 will be hosted for the first time in Tasmania, from October 27-29 at the Wrest Point Convention Centre in Hobart. The focus for OSDC 2015 is Opening Up For A Better World. Open source software, hardware and standards facilitate higher quality technology, better security and faster innovation; open data allows us to better discover and understand the world we live in; open government aims to ensure that citizens can participate in their democracy; open access publishing exists to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon. Open by design is the best default.

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