What is Open Data?Open Government Data are all stored data of the public sector which could be made accessible by government in the public interest without any restrictions on usage and distribution. Geiger and Lucke (2011)
Why now?Access to broadband Cheap storage Cloud computing
The benefits …..(i) restaurant health inspection scores increased(ii) consumer demand became sensitive to changes in restaurants hygiene quality(iii) the number of foodborne illness hospitalizations decreased Jin and Leslie (1998)
Approaches to Open Data #4 Host an open data platform
And a Birmingham Open Data Platform.....? Apps are nice Transparency is good How to get normal people using data?
A role for social media? * Be demand driven ** Provide context *** Support conversation **** Build capacity & skills * * * * * Collaborate with the community Davies (2012)http://www.timdavies.org.uk/2012/01/21/5-stars-of-open-data-engagement/
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