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Re: Data Transparency Presentation

From: <chris@e-beer.net.au>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 15:58:00 -0700
Message-ID: <0aa6bc4a88df72497dbc2e044c2e8a91.squirrel@webmail.e-beer.net.au>
To: "Brian Gryth" <briangryth@gmail.com>
Cc: open-government@lists.okfn.org, "eGovIG IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, citycamp@forums.e-democracy.org, openhouseproject@googlegroups.com, pia.waugh@aph.gov.au, anni@digitalbrand.org
Hi Brian

There is the link I posted a couple of weeks ago to information on the
UK's "New Public Sector Transparency Board and Public Data Transparency
Principles"
(http://data.gov.uk/blog/new-public-sector-transparency-board-and-public-data-transparency-principles).
Some members replied to that on list with their own thoughts and some
links.

Also just published is a paper from Digital Brand called "Open Government
- The State of Play 2010"
(http://www.slideshare.net/egovrc/open-government-the-state-of-play) -
this has quite a few good references and links in addition to being a well
written and thought out piece on issues and approaches to Open Government
and Open Data in various jurisdictions.

I've cc'd a colleague within the .gov.au sphere who has an active interest
in this issue and may be able to point you to more material, as well as
Anni Rowland-Campbell from Digital Brand who may be happy to provide you
with more information on their research.

Hope it goes well at the CGAIT conference!

Cheers

Chris

> Hey all,
>
> I want to pick the collective brain.  A colleague, Sean Hudson, and I are
> going to be presenting at the fall meeting of CGAIT (the Colorado
> Government
> Association of Information Technology) about data transparency.  Sean and
> I
> made a simpler presentation to this group last spring, but we intend the
> drive home the importance of data to the CGAIT members.  I would
> appreciate
> any ideas, case studies, and such from anyone in the group.  I will share
> our Prezi and any materials we produce as well.
>
> The following is the presentation discription:
>
> Governmental agencies are great at collecting data; however we tend to
> fall
> down when it comes to actually making the data accessible and useful to
> the
> public. Today's citizens are armed with the knowledge and technology to
> benefit (and often demand) the data that's behind your firewall.
> Especially
> during tough economic times, you don't want to be caught unprepared for
> the
> changing expectations. Find out why you should make your data publicly
> available, see examples of how citizens and businesses are using data, and
> find out how you can get started. At the end of this session, you will
> have
> all the tools you need to create an open data catalog and the knowledge to
> prepare you for a data-driven future.
>
> Note that one of the tools, we will discuss is opencolorado.org.  This Web
> site is part of Colorado Smart Communities, whch is a newly formed
> non-profit with the purpose of promoting open government in Colorado.
> Sean
> is the founder and President and I am a director and vice-president.  the
> opencolorado.org Web site includes a data catalog run using CKAN and
> Drupal
> as the CMS.  We use data.gov.uk as our model.
>
> Cheers,
> Brian
>
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