Technology: Internet

Since 2013 Indigo has been supporting efforts by the British Library to conserve and digitise materials from their War Office Map Archives. This latest post – written by the Library’s Nick Dykes (Project Manager, Modern Maps) and reproduced here with his kind permission – gives an update on some of the stories the work has […]

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Historically, comprehensive and up-to-date legal information has been hard to access for a variety of reasons. In a pre-internet age the costs of printing, storing, updating and accessing physical publications were high and the information would sooner or later go out of date. These costs were often then passed on to consumers of that information, […]

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For several years, Indigo has supported a variety of initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa to make parliamentary information more accessible. Understanding how and why these tools are used and how they may be improved is essential if technologists, civil society and others are to make parliamentary information of value to the people they claim to serve. […]

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A new report launched today examines how social tech ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa can be better supported to achieve greater impact. The study, written by Madeira-ITI and developed in partnership between Comic Relief, Indigo Trust and Nominet Trust looks at emerging technologies and their role in current development practice. In addition, it offers practical and […]

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This Saturday sees the 8th annual International Open Data Day and we thought it only right to celebrate a few outstanding examples of open data work we’ve seen from our grantees over the last few years. This year’s event will focus upon four areas: open research data; tracking public money flows; open mapping; and data […]

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Last week, I went along to the Gov ICT conference – it was just down the road from our offices and free to attend, so although it’s a little outside our usual remit I thought it worth popping along for a few hours. And when it comes to ICT, the British Government seems to face […]

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I’ve been taking a look at our web and social media analytics for the last couple of weeks now and there are a few things that just don’t make any sense to me. If you have answers to any of the mysteries below, please let us know on Twitter (@indigotrust) or through our Facebook page: […]

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Worldwide, lotteries are big business. They raise billions each year and give away large amounts of charitable funding. But how that money is distributed and who benefits is not always clear. And given the vast amounts of money involved, there is inevitably room for questionable decisions and less-than-transparent funding awards. In South Africa, a consortium […]

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Imagine trying to play football, but not knowing the rules. It’s ridiculous and hard to imagine such a scenario could ever really happen. Yet in many countries, access to legislation and court rulings (the state’s equivalent of the football rule book) is restricted. In recent times, African Legal Information Institutes have been working to remedy […]

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Expanding a service to a new country is never easy and always carries a degree of risk, but when it works the impact can be huge. That’s why we have decided to support Nigerian budget monitoring organisation, BudgIT, as they seek to establish a Sierra Leonean outpost of their organisation. Using many of the same […]

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