May 22, 2015

Europe: "Making the Case for Open Data" (Conference Slides)

From the European Public Sector Information Platform (ePSIplatform Blog) In her video message EC Vice President Neelie Kroes called upon the ePSIplatform Conference 2012 participants to go out and make the case for open government data. The European Commission DG Information Society has published an assessment of the different models of supply and charging for […]

Open Data: DOE Data Explorer Now Searches Individual Datasets

From the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information: Now you can find individual datasets via the DOE Data Explorer. When you first enter your search term, the DOE Data Explorer retrieves collection records from the database. Then, from your results page, you can choose to have all the related individual dataset […]

New Article: "OpenART: Open Metadata for Art Research at the Tate"

Title OpenART:  Open Metadata for Art Research at the Tate Author by Julie Allinson Source Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (February/March 2012; Vol. 38 No. 3) From the Introduction OpenART ( was a six-month project funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the United Kingdom under their Infrastructure […]

New U.S. Government Resource: Open Innovation Toolkit

The toolkit might be of special interest to infotech, business, government researchers. However, the resources featured will likely be of value to many others. From the Open Government Initiative Blog: On his last day in office, then-U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra released the Open Innovator’s Practitioner’s Toolbox.  It contains 20 of the best disruptive […]

Europe: Two New National Open Data Portals Set to Launch Soon

via the ePSIplatform Web Site: 1. Estonian Data Portal At End of Month At a conference organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications on open government data, the data portal was said to be ready at the end of February, and to be made available under the URL Currently the URL shows […]

Linked Data: German National Library Goes LOD & Publishes National Bibliography

From the Open Bibliographic Data Working Group Blog: Good news from Germany. The German National Library changed its licensing regime for Linked Data to CC0 which makes the data open according to the open definition, has begun to publish the German national bibliography as Linked Open Data. Read the Complete Blog Post Direct to Linked […]

Open Data: U.S. House Will Make Legislative Docs More Accessible To Public

From the Sunlight Foundation Blog: by Dan Schuman This morning, the House of Representatives took a tremendous step into the 21st century when the Committee on House Administration unanimously adopted “Standards for the Electronic Posting of House and Committee Documents & Data.” Taking effect on January 1, 2012, the resolution instructs the Clerk of the […]

National Library of Spain (BNE) Makes Linked Data Available

Here’s a report via Proyecto Aporto (Mechanically Translated by Google Translate). It notes that the project is from a collaboration between BNE and the Ontological Engineering Group of the University de Madrid . Direct to Data (via BNE) ||| English Translation Tweets from @wdlorg and @tommyh point out that millions of records are available.   […]