Big data creates inequalities, because only the world’s biggest global corporations, best endowed universities and strongest governments can maintain long, well-designed, global data collection programs.

This handbook is made for people working together in an open collaboration on the Digital Music Observatory and its funded projects, Listen Local Lithuania, Eviota, SurveyHarmonies and Open Music Europe; the connecting Open Collection Network and the CCSI Data Observatory and Green Deal Data Observatory.

The latest updates can be found on GitHub The major updates of this guide book can be found on Zenodo. (Open Music Europe 2023e; Antal 2023) Funded by the European Union under Grant No. 101095295. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission’s Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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