[Gfoss] [okfn-discuss] data.gov.uk wants your input

(scusate cross-posting)

Mi sembra un’iniziativa interessante (UK), … replicabile anche in Italia?!

From Monday 2nd September 2013 at 1700, you will be able to start to explore unpublished datasets in exactly the same way as you search for any other content on Data.gov.uk. You can search all datasets or filter by whether the items are published or unpublished. You can search through all content, filter by publisher or search using key terms. When you find an unpublished dataset of particular interest, you can then click on it to look at the details: the publisher, a description of its content and notes about its possible release.

From here, you can either view other users’ feedback or select to give your own feedback. In order to take part in this process, you will need to be a user on data.gov.uk. This is very simple and quick. All you need to do is click on the ‘sign up’ link in the top right of your screen on data.gov.uk, fill out a couple of details and validate your email address.

The form itself contains 4 short sections for you to fill. In the first section you will have to decide in which area or areas you think the dataset will have greatest impact. You can select the appropriate box or boxes in which to enter your feedback and let us know how it will impact on you or the UK more broadly if it was released openly. Written content about the areas that you select is optional but will significantly increase our ability to understand and use your feedback and make the case to Departments to release the data as open data.

In the linked data section, we want to see whether you think the data could contain important information or vocabulary that could be referred to from other datasets. In the third section we would like you to let us know whether you are responding as an individual or on behalf of an organisation. In the final section, we would simply like to know if you are happy for us to contact you via email to follow up on your feedback.


Piergiorgio Cipriano

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From: Laura James <laura.james@okfn.org>
Date: 2013/9/3
Subject: [okfn-discuss] data.gov.uk wants your input
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[apologies for cross-posting!]

This week’s call from data.gov.uk may be of interest:


Now is an excellent opportunity to highlight unpublished datasets which the government holds which would be useful as open data!

From the article:

The inventory of currently unpublished datasets will start to go live on data.gov.uk from 2nd September at 1700 for everyone to see what data the government holds.

This is where it gets interesting. We want to see what you think. So, you will have a chance to assess any of the unpublished items that you are interested in. Whether you are an academic, journalist, interested individual, entrepreneur, small to medium sized enterprise, big business, social enterprise, charity, or anyone else with an interest in government data we want you to tell us what we should be releasing and why.

Your responses will be published on data.gov.uk so that other users can see all of your input. The Cabinet Office Transparency Team, Departments, Open Data User Group and the Public Sector Transparency Board will start the process of assessing and prioritising data releases and assembling the National Information Infrastructure from 16th Septem**ber. As such, the earlier you can give the feedback, the more likely it is to be taken into account.

You are also invited to a launch event on the 10th September. It will be hosted by the Cabinet Office Transparency Team at 1 Horse Guards Road, SW1A 2HQ.



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