Now Available: The State of Open Government Data in 2017 Report
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?
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.