Big data sharing, social innovation

Two contrasting articles on what are closely connected issues for the ‘social sector’: big data and data sharing, and a little bit of open data too (going beyond sharing data sets between specified parties):

 ‘Sharing data, increasing knowledge‘ from New Philanthropy Capital’s data project manager says that shared administrative data can be extremely powerful, but “the car crash of Care.data” threatens emerging work, http://www.thinknpc.org/blog/sharing-data-increasing-knowledge/.

 From Stanford Social innovation Review, so mainly (but not only) drawing on American examples, ‘Big Data for Social Innovation‘ is much longer, starting with some commercial examples of big data use, the seven dimensions (Vs, e.g. volume and volatility) and data problems, before getting down to four steps need to be taken to improve the use of big data for social innovation. http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/big_data_for_social_innovation.