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  • It ’s held separately by n different organisations, and we can’t join it up It will make people angry and scared without helping them It is technically impossible We do not own the data The data is just too large to be published and used Our website cannot hold files this large We know the data is wrong We know the data is wrong, and people will tell us where it is wrong We know the data is wrong, and we will waste valuable resources inputting the corrections people send us People will draw superficial conclusions from the data without understanding the wider picture People will construct league tables from it It will generate more Freedom of Information requests It might be combined with other data to identify individuals/sensitive information It will cost too much to put it into a standard format Our IT suppliers will charge us a fortune to do an ad hoc extract

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  • Open Data the UK experience Professor Nigel Shadbolt University of Southampton UK Public Sector Transparency Board
  • data.gov.uk – the objectives
    • Establish data.gov.uk as single portal for UK OGD
    • Establish UK Public Data Principles
    • Provide a continuous flow of datasets
    • Use open standards for data publication
    • Provide the data for applications to follow
    • Develop an Open Government Licence
    • Overcome the culture of “data hugging”
    • Develop an OGD ecosystem
  • It wasn’t always easy
  • Results
    • data.gov.uk single portal for UK OGD
  • Results
    • UK Public Data Principles
  • Results
    • Datasets on data.gov.uk over time
  • Results
    • Using increasingly powerful open standards
    ★ Put your data on the Web with an Open Licence ★★ Make it available as structured data ★★★ Use open, standard formats ★★★★ Use URLs to identify things ★★★★★ Link your data to other people ’s data
  • Results
    • Provide the data and applications do follow
  • Results
    • Developed new Open Government Licence
  • Lessons Learnt
    • Use a range of arguments
      • Transparency and Accountability
      • Citizen Engagement
      • Improved Public Services
      • Improved data quality
      • Efficiency – better for less
      • Creation of social value
      • Create of economic value
  • Lessons Learnt
    • Need top down, bottom up and middle out work
    • Coherent but adaptive policy principles
    • Re-use the insights and best practice of others
    • Release data that matters
    • But data has a long tail too
    • And it is not just about new data
    • Master the “data hugging” excuses
  • Lessons Learnt
    • Continuously engage with developers
    • Highlight applications and not just data
    • Promote coherent but adaptive policy principles
    • Create heroes of those agencies who give data, brave politics and inspirational developers
    • Prepare for mistakes, … and learn from them
    • Change behaviour you change the culture
  • The Power of Open
    • Open Data
    • Open Standards
    • Open Licence
    • Open Source
    • Open Minds
  • Further Information
    • UK Open Government Data Portal – state
    • UK Redbridge Borough Open Data - region
    • London Open Data Store – city
    • Southampton University Open Data - organisation
    • UK Public Data Principles
    • UK Consultation on making Open Data Real
    • More presentations on data.gov.uk
    • Contact [email_address]