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A selection of articles and blogs on digital publishing and public sector data issues 

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Commercial opportunities with public sector information

SONA principal Shane O’Neill delivered the closing Keynote address at this week’s E Publishing Innovations conference – a gathering of 150 senior publishing and software executives at Incisivemedia’s prestigious annual forum.

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Social networking - the getting of wisdom*

Our Associates serve three communities – Government, Associations and Publishers: all natural community mediators of a traditional kind.  And in all three there are strong and lasting indicators that social networking and all that it implies for the marketing and communications process is entering its early adolescence and leaving its childhood behind.

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The integrity of the quarrel remains.

The “dreary steeples” of the longstanding debate about Ordnance Survey’s role in the national and commercial infrastructure are now rapidly being submerged in the ascending waters of a general election campaign.

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Lord Darzi and the Time Lords

The timing of the announcement by the Department of Health of NHS Global might be regarded as pre electoral gesturing. But it is of longer gestation and properly focuses attention upon one of the great potential public sector intangible asset bases that we have. Namely, the huge investment in technology, scientific research and knowhow which is tested and applied within the NHS every day, and which could be leveraged commercially for the advantage of UK PLC and back to the NHS itself.

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Making Public Data Public – are we asking the wrong questions?

Within the space of the past 36 hours I happened to be present at three different events which illustrate the contradictions at the heart of the data and information debate.

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