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Datafication: Is That Really a Word?

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Susan Noble
UK Data Service

According to the OECD Data Driven Innovation report, Oct 2015, socio-economic activities are increasingly migrating to the Internet in what is termed the "datafication"of society. Thanks to the mushrooming evidence that open data are beneficial, much publically funded data are now freely accessible. In line with the open access, open education and open data movements, the UK Data Service offers more and more of its data openly and is keen to help UK Data Service users seize the benefits of this datafication of society!
During this presentation, we will describe the features we have implemented on the Service's international data delivery platform - UKDS.Stat, which help to make it an invaluable resource for anyone interested in international socio-economic data. This includes the opening up of more datasets, the implementation of API access, the integration of research publications via Digital Object Identifier citations to demonstrate impact, and the reaching out to new discipline areas with a specific section on the Sustainable Development Goals.
We will also present the plans we have for the future, for example investigating linked data and integrating social media.

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