Valid data and a belief that government is a public good can be motivators in society. The PEW Research Center 2015 report Americans’ Views on Open Government Data documents the not-quite-tipping-point of the value of open data. It seems the jury is still out!
More data is available everyday:
DATA.GOV – managed and hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
OECD Data – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
World Bank Data – Economic Indicators
DC Open Data – District of Columbia GIS (DC GIS)
Researchers are working toward shared definitions and repositories of data. Data management is an added task that researchers find troublesome. Continue reading “Digital Scholarship @ CUA: Open Data to the Rescue?”