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Re: literature, references on linked data and general research on information infrastructure

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:31:32 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMXe=Sq5uZa4zWViuqRPhX-iPOhJjL0cybdGFUHNYbsqXKp2HQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Milton

What you are proposing sounds great and fundamental work

>From where I come from, looks like a - much needed - socio-technical
perspective
:-)

I suggest  a shared project page, and any way stakeholder can formally
engage with the proposal, contribute expertise and make contributions
etc

Cheers

PDM



On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:48 PM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program
<metadataportals@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear subscribers to the Linked Data and Semantic Web lists
>
> We are starting soon a general, to be funded, inquiry into global
> information infrastructure for sustainable development.
>
> We are primarily interested in establishing parameters to outline who the
> actors, agents, tools and infrastructure components are.
>
> Because we are using sustainable development as a reference we will employ
> the Nine Major Groups for reference as key categories for civil society,
> besides the to be determined categories for individual users.
>
> See: http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/dsd_aofw_mg/mg_index.shtml
>
> The Major Groups are:
> 1. Business and industry
> 2. Children and Youth
> 3. Farmers
> 4. Indigenous Peoples
> 5. Local Authorities
> 6. NGOs
> 7. Scientific and Technological Community
> 8. Women
> 9. Workers and Trade Unions
>
> The UN and European Union have done extensive research already on the use of
> ICT for sustainable development, but from the wrong perspective, i.e.
> available technologies instead of user categories.
>
> We are interested in establishing categories of information infrastructure,
> e.g. for science research, applied research, the academia, industry,
> consumers, individuals, government and civil society.
>
> It is obvious that the combined information and ICT infrastructure of
> academia, business and industry and government, the latter including public
> services like libraries are key components.
>
> Modern technologies like mobile computing and wireless communications create
> a much wider field of potential data and information usage.
>
> We plan to use linked data as a central concept and are therefore looking
> for literature and references to research on information infrastructure for
> academia, science and applied research in industry, and library systems as
> they relate to open architecture for linked data.
>
> Based on a preliminary internet search we have found that there are profound
> discrepancies in utilization of linked data in traditional pure and applied
> sciences, medicine, pharmacy and biological sciences, earth sciences and in
> social sciences and humanities.
>
> We are thus looking for literature and references to research on information
> infrastructure for the Business and Industry and Scientific and
> Technological Community categories as identified by the UN as major groups
> and in particular as they relate to the use of linked data.
>
> Of course references to ontologies developed to define information
> infrastructure in these two above mentioned categories, as they relate to
> architecture, agents, actors, components and processes are also welcome.
>
> Milton Ponson
> GSM: +297 747 8280
> PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
> Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
> Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for
> sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide by creating ICT tools
> for NGOs worldwide and: providing online access to web sites and
> repositories of data and information for sustainable development
>
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