Open Access 2017: Making Use of Public Data

Open Access Symposium 2017


UNT's Open Acccess Symposium 2017 will be held the May 18–19 at the University of North Texas New College at Frisco.

The 2017 theme is Making Use of Public Data. It's easier than ever to gather datasets, documents, analytics, and other types of data and use these for academic research, competitive intelligence, and advocacy. While the government provides data of great value to citizens, companies, and organizations, currently much of the web and social media is also publicly available, providing additional sources of data that have been used, sometimes contrary to the intentions of content creators. This year's symposium will examine issues arising from the creation, harvesting, and analysis of public data—and decision-making based on the data—taking a broad view of what kinds of data are “public.”

Stay tuned for a program including workshops and presentations!


Thursday, May 18, 2017 to Friday, May 19, 2017