ICT

Low-tech data access is still needed

Here at the World Social Science Forum 2013 in Montreal, Canada, scientists are still calling for innovative, low-tech methods that will enable people in developing nations to capitalise on data.

In recent years there has been a surge in the amount of linked data: networks of connected data sets that can be combined to create powerful repositories of knowledge. All this data could be a boon for people in the developing world — as long as they can access it. Read more in SciDev.Net.