February 24, 2021

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.   […]

Europe: Open Data: Turning Government Data into Gold

From EUROPA: The Commission has launched an Open Data Strategy for Europe, which is expected to deliver a €40 billion boost to the EU’s economy each year. Europe’s public administrations are sitting on a goldmine of unrealised economic potential: the large volumes of information collected by numerous public authorities and services. Member States such as […]

New From CNI: Open Data, Publishing Innovations, Assessment, In Latest 'Conversations' Podcast

From the Coalition For Networked Information: Updates on issues ranging from open data to innovations in publishing to assessment are some of the topics covered in the latest report from CNI, the Nov. 28, 2011 installment of CNI Conversations. Director Clifford Lynch reports on the US Office of Science & Technology Calls for Comment on […]

Statistics Canada to Make All Online Data Free

From EmbassyMag.ca: All of Statistics Canada’s standard online products, including the census, socioeconomic and geographic data, will be offered to the public for free starting February 2012, Embassy has learned. [Clip] “As of February 1, 2012, Statistics Canada will begin to implement a new dissemination model. Standard products readily available on its website—including CANSIM data, […]

European Commission to Adopt Open Data Strategy

From the Open Knowledge Foundation Blog: News in from the European Commission, which has announced that they will be adopting a new Open Data Strategy from the 29th November. The aims of the strategy are to increase government transparency, and hopefully generate overall economic gains of around €40 billion a year for the EU. The strategy, […]

Spanish Data in DBpedia Grows After Mapping Marathon

From the Facultad de Informática at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: Spanish edition of DBpedia mushrooms from just four to over 100 types of mapped infoboxes and from 20,000 to over 400,000 mapped pages On 3 and 4 November last, the Spanish Linked Data Thematic Network, led by Oscar Corcho of the Ontology Engineering Group, […]

The State of Illinois Open Data Portal Expands, 4700 Federal Datasets Containing Illinois Info Added

From the Illinois Government News Network: Governor Pat Quinn [has] announced a major expansion of the information available on Illinois’ open data portal, Data.Illinois.gov. The state recently received approval from the federal government to provide more than 4,700 additional datasets containing Illinois-related information collected by a number of federal agencies. This brings total datasets available […]

The State of Open Data 2011 by David Eaves

Via OpenSource.com (11/7/2011), First posted on Eaves.com. The article is organized into the following sections: Successes of the Past Year 1. More Open Data Portals 2. Better Understanding and More Demand 3. More Experimentation The Current State: An Inflection Point Our Core Challenges: What’s next 1. The Compliance Trap 2. Data Schemas 3. Broadening the […]