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RE: Data Transparency Presentation

From: Mary Rowlatt <mary.rowlatt@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:45:20 +0100
To: "'Mike Norton'" <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>, "'Brian Gryth'" <briangryth@gmail.com>, <open-government@lists.okfn.org>, "'eGovIG IG'" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, <citycamp@forums.e-democracy.org>, <openhouseproject@googlegroups.com>
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Hi all

 

I have been following the list discussions for a while. Re Costs of FOI
requests  - see the Scottish Government Consultation Exercise on extending
the coverage of FOI legislation in Scotland - which has some cost info in
Sections 4.18 and onwards ..

 

Hope this is helpful

Best wishes

Mary Rowlatt

MDR Partners

 

From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Mike Norton
Sent: 22 September 2010 00:13
To: Brian Gryth; open-government@lists.okfn.org; eGovIG IG;
citycamp@forums.e-democracy.org; openhouseproject@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Data Transparency Presentation

 

My guestimate is that the cost would be relatively high, as many a raw data
is already in lockstep use with major financial institutions; any openness
to that end would destabilize the financial sector, and nobody wants that.
Alas, I know of no report or study comparing the costs you mentioned.

 

Best,
 

Michael A. Norton

 

 

 

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From: Brian Gryth <briangryth@gmail.com>
To: open-government@lists.okfn.org; eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>;
citycamp@forums.e-democracy.org; openhouseproject@googlegroups.com
Sent: Tue, September 21, 2010 2:17:38 PM
Subject: Re: Data Transparency Presentation

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?

 

Cheers,
Brian 

 

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
<http://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
<http://opencolorado.org/>  Web site includes a data catalog run using CKAN
and Drupal as the CMS.  We use data.gov.uk <http://data.gov.uk/>  as our
model.  

 

Cheers, 
Brian 

 

 

 
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