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Re: Government Linked Data Working Group Charter

From: Chris Beer <chris@e-beer.net.au>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:35:48 +1100
Message-Id: <9F27B442-BE2F-4129-8C7B-15904B67A55F@e-beer.net.au>
Cc: "Pendleton.Michael@epamail.epa.gov" <Pendleton.Michael@epamail.epa.gov>, "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
To: Josh Tauberer <tauberer@govtrack.us>
It should be stressed that any such Primer should be country agnostic and not US centric. Resources from outside the US (with translations if possible) would be welcome :)

Cheers

Chris Beer (iPhone)

On 17/02/2011, at 11:14, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@govtrack.us> wrote:

> > a work product along the lines of a "Linked Open Data Primer for Chief
> > Information Officers."
> 
> This is the type of email that makes me glad to still be reading the WG emails from time to time. An identified need with a proposal for a concrete, bounded, achievable output.
> 
> There are a number of documents on open gov data and linked open data already, so the question I have is: what aspects of these documents are or are not useful/convincing/understandable for a government CIO? (For one, they're probably all too long.)
> 
> To highlight my favorites on this subject (including some of my own writing):
> 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/gov-data/
> 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/egov-improving/
> 
> http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/GovData
> 
> Mayo, Ed and Tom Steinberg. The Power of Information: An independent review. June 2007.
> http://www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/poi/power-of-information-review.pdf
> 
> Office of Science and Technology Policy, U.S.A. government. Harnessing the Power of Digital Data for Science and Society: Report of the Interagency Working Group on Digital Data to the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council. January 2009.
> http://www.nitrd.gov/About/Harnessing_Power.aspx
> 
> Robinson, David G., Yu, Harlan, Zeller, William P. and Felten, Edward W. Government Data and the Invisible Hand. 2009. Yale Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 11, p. 160.
> http://ssrn.com/abstract=1138083
> 
> Tauberer, Joshua. Open Data is Civic Capital. May 2009.
> http://razor.occams.info/pubdocs/opendataciviccapital.html
> (and citations within!)
> 
> Tauberer, Joshua. Building a Civic Semantic Web. August 2009. Nodalities.
> http://www.talis.com/nodalities/pdf/nodalities_issue7.pdf
> 
> Uhlir, Paul F. The socioeconomic effects of public sector information on digital networks: Workshop Summary. U.S. National Committee for CODATA Board on Research Data and Information Policy and Global Affairs. 2009.
> http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12687
> 
> 
> I think all of the relevant information has already been written somewhere by now, but it may not be in a useful form for this case (despite everyone's attempt to try).
> 
> 
> - Josh Tauberer
> - CivicImpulse / GovTrack.us
> 
> http://razor.occams.info | www.govtrack.us | civicimpulse.com
> 
> "Members of both sides are reminded not to use guests of the
> House as props."
> 
> On 02/15/2011 04:09 PM, Pendleton.Michael@epamail.epa.gov wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 
>> A suggestion I have for work on Gov't Linked Data is to include a work
>> product along the lines of a "Linked Open Data Primer for Chief
>> Information Officers."
>> 
>> I would be happy to discuss further what I think such a document should
>> address.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Michael Pendleton
>> Terminology Services Manager
>> Office of Environmental Information
>> U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
>> Phone: (202) 566-1658
>> Fax: (202) 566-1639
>> 
>> 
> 
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