Released today by Open Knowledge International.
From the Report:
This is Knowledge International’s first State of Open Government Data report. Based on key findings from our work on the Global Open Data Index (GODI) 2016/17, it outlines the obstacles to open government data publication, and suggests steps that will allow progress in the field of open data.
From Section 2.1 of the report. The library community has the skills and experience to take the lead and help reduce fundability issues.
2.1 Data is hard (or even impossible) to find
Imagine searching for a book among poorly labelled library shelves. To find the right book, a great deal of searching and persistence would be needed. Nowadays we continue to search in public information experiencing similar findability problems, but across many more archives available online. Improving findability of data is crucial for everyone. If even open data experts struggle to find the relevant data, who else would be able to?
Read the Complete Report (15 pages; PDF)
Also released today, an updated edition Global Open Data Index.