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Re: Data Transparency Presentation

From: Brian Gryth <briangryth@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:17:38 -0600
Message-ID: <AANLkTikgpmWgW8oM5TNmC5eysrrooywqEs0zXGVJLe2H@mail.gmail.com>
To: open-government@lists.okfn.org, eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, citycamp@forums.e-democracy.org, openhouseproject@googlegroups.com
Thanks to everyone that has replied.  Great stuff.

I have one additional questions.  Does anyone know the average costs of
complying with a open records/freedom of information request for
non-sensitive information?  Alternatively, does anyone know of some kind of
report or study that has compared the cost of open records compliance and
data transparency/open data?


On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Brian Gryth <briangryth@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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, which 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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