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Title: Access to data is a small island state : the case for Malta
Authors: Formosa, Saviour
Keywords: States, Small -- Economic conditions
Business -- Data processing
Environmentalism -- Malta
Web portals -- Malta
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: University of Malta. Islands and Small States Institute
Citation: Formosa, S. (2010). Access to data in a small island state: The case for Malta. Occasional Papers on Islands and Small States, 5, 1-14
Abstract: In a rapidly developing world where the introduction of massive online information systems has enabled both the scientist and the general public to interact with remotely-located data from across the globe, the reality of access to data and eventually to information is slowly bringing forth the realisation that decades-old barriers to access to data still need to be overcome. Whilst the massive volumes of data at hand can easily lead one to acquire a perception that there is everything one could require at the touch of a button, reality speaks with another voice; the data is there, the issue of reliability speaks otherwise. The fundamentals of research lie in the availability of reliable data, a phenomenon that has left disciplines struggling with issues of repeatability of scientific outcomes. Technology and legislative measures have caught up with the realities facing researchers.
ISSN: 10246282
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