Getting started with open data

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Getting started with open data

  1. 22. The Big Picture Offer open data sets Organise app contests and hack days Build a hacker network Build an innovation network Be an innovative movement
  2. 23. The Big Picture <ul><li>Open Data Manual </li><ul><li>Choose data sets
  3. 24. Apply an open license
  4. 25. Make the data available
  5. 26. Make the data discoverable </li></ul></ul>
  6. 27. 1) Choose data sets <ul><li>Data sets you already publish
  7. 28. Produced by yourself
  8. 29. Easy to be made available
  9. 30. Check with stakeholders
  10. 31. Check privacy and security concerns </li></ul>
  11. 32. 2) Apply an open license <ul><li>Determine intellectual property rights
  12. 33. Identify owners of data set
  13. 34. Choose an appropriate license </li><ul><li>Open Database License
  14. 35. Creative Commons “Attribution Share-Alike”
  15. 36. Check www.opendefinition.org </li></ul><li>Get approval of owners </li></ul>
  16. 37. 3) Make the data available <ul><li>A dump of the database: once, regularly
  17. 38. An API: big data sets, real-time data
  18. 39. Select a proper format
  19. 40. 5-Star Scheme </li><ul><li>Make it available under an open license
  20. 41. Make it available as structured data
  21. 42. Use a non-proprietary format
  22. 43. Use URIs to identify things to let others link to you
  23. 44. Link your data to other data sets </li></ul></ul>
  24. 45. 4) Make the data discoverable <ul><li>Link to it from your own website
  25. 46. Set up data.yourorganisation.org (or a page)
  26. 47. Add a link to open data registries </li><ul><li>CKAN.net
  27. 48. IATIregistry.net
  28. 49. Search4dev </li></ul><li>Announce to mailing lists, LinkedIn groups, etc </li></ul>
  29. 50. Principles <ul><li>Keep it simple
  30. 51. Engage early and engage often
  31. 52. Address common fears and misunderstandings
  32. 53. Appoint dataset owners and connect them
  33. 54. Identify strategic areas to share data
  34. 55. Arrange licensing of materials by staff and contractors
  35. 56. Make “open formats” part of IT projects </li></ul>
  36. 57. Read more... <ul><li>opendatamanual.org
  37. 58. opendefinition.org
  38. 59. opendatacommons.org
  39. 60. ckan.net
  40. 61. opendatasearch.org
  41. 62. getthedata.org </li></ul>
  42. 63. ODDC Amsterdam, 12 and 13 May

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