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  • 1. Socially Open Data icw Technically Open / Legally Open knowledge work, learning, social media donderdag 18 november 2010
  • 2. Social is the ‘complexity’ bit donderdag 18 november 2010
  • 3. No familiar organizational structure donderdag 18 november 2010
  • 4. Networked life, networked work, networked learning Costs too much; Whatʼs the business case; Has commercial value; Possible privacy issues; Confidential info; Itʼs not ours, and we donʼt know who owns it; Itʼs not ours and supplier wonʼt allow it; The quality isnʼt very good; We donʼt know where it is; Not our job; Itʼs in a useless format anyway; I donʼt have the authority; People will misuse the data; People will use it wrongly; Only we understand our data; Weʼll get sued; Files are just too big; Too little bandwith; It starts with this, but whereʼs the end? Itʼs there, but canʼt be opened; Data is dated/too old; Itʼs not in digital format; Is this even legal?; Our Minister says no; We never have done this before, why start now?; I donʼt see the use; Nobody will be interested; No time; No resources; Just do FOIA requests; Weʼll publish it redacted; Itʼs not complete; It contains errors; Itʼs commercially sensitive; Combining this with other data is dangerous; People will come to wrong conclusions; People will get lost and confused; It will trigger endless discussions; We canʼt confirm or deny we have that data; Weʼll get feedback, and canʼt handle that; Our IT supplier says itʼs not possible; Our IT supplier will charge too much; Our site will crash; Itʼs already online! (but in unfindable PDFs); If people download it and use it later it will be outdated; I canʼt take responsibility for all the reuse; People will get angry; Our data is in contradiction to the data of the department that is in charge of the topic; Only we truly understand.....statistics/ meteo/geo/laws); Weʼll disrupt the market; It will only be used to attack us. donderdag 18 november 2010
  • 5. Socially open = just add context donderdag 18 november 2010
  • 6. Some simple starting points? donderdag 18 november 2010
  • 7. Add contextual info as metadata: Contact person Feedback address What was it used for and how? When generated and when? next update? donderdag 18 november 2010
  • 8. Make stuff findable: Pointers Do PR for your data Announce in relevant environments Add to data.yourgov.yourtld donderdag 18 november 2010
  • 9. Solve ‘issues’ by adding social context: Talk to re-users / name them Talk to those the data describes / name them Make release process transparent donderdag 18 november 2010
  • 10. This is where the mindset change takes hold donderdag 18 november 2010
  • 11. Credits All photos: Ton Zijlstra, by nc sa Except where mentioned on the photo. Slides: Blog: Contact: Skype: ton_zylstra knowledge work, learning, social media donderdag 18 november 2010