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Exploring different ways of understanding Open Data for Nominet Trust Open Data Days.

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Nominet Trust Charity Open Data Days - What is open data anyway Nominet Trust Charity Open Data Days - What is open data anyway Presentation Transcript

  • What is open data anyway?Primer What is open data anyway? An introduction for Nominet Trust Open Data Days January 2012 Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer Open data is a set of policies and practices Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer Open data should be... Accessible Place data online Standardised .csv, .xml, .txt Use common formats Re-usable Use open licenses Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer Open data is a response to changing technologies, and societies Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer Diagram from ‘Open Data, Democracy and Public Sector Reform’, Tim Davies, 2010 - http://practicalparticipation.co.uk/odi/report/2010/2-3-data-and-information/#3 Technical change: Bandwidth and processing capacity to work with data has grown. We can share all layers, not just analysed information. This creates conditions, and demand, for open data. Social change: As authority becomes decoupled from institutions, more people outside the establishment want to check on the basis of ‘evidence based practice’. We want to create our own representations, not just accept those provided by others. Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer Open data is what open data does Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer Most people’s direct experience (and idea) of open data is of mash-ups, visualisations, websites and mobile appsMap of Esmee Fairbairn Grantmaking based on scraped data and OpenCharities.org datasets; Live Tube Map from http://traintimes.org.uk/map/tube/Bubble chart from http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/datablog/interactive/2011/dec/06/england-riots-crimes-arrested Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer Open data is a philosophy & a movement Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer On the one hand, recent decades have seen an elaboration of ideas of Intellectual Property, and an emphasis on information as a valuable commercial asset: owned and enclosed by governments or corporations. On theother, open source ideas and a reaction to this new era of enclosure have inspiredrevitalised movements for access to knowledge (A2K) and an information commons. Openness is seen as both an ethical good, and the only way to support global collaboration on the issues that matter. Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer Open data is a foundation for a collaborative web Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer World Wide Web inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, envisaged a web not just ofdocuments, but also of datasets - allowing people to collaborate with less friction across organisational boundaries. A web of open data is the next step of ‘weaving the web’. Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer But, Open charity data is an open question Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer There are many possibilities... Charities can be consumers of open data sources newly available in open data and standard formats. They can make use of new data processing tools to be more effective, and can create and use open data to add their voices to policy debates. They can produce open data on their activities, and make it engaging with open applications, web tools and visualisations They can participate in creating new commons of shared data between different organisations. Pooling information for common benefit and building a new collaborative web of data. Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies
  • What is open data anyway?Primer Open data days are a way to find out more... Search for Nominet Trust Open Data Days for updates on learning from the Nominet Trust sponsored open data day events. Version 0.1 - 2012 - Nominet Trust Open Data Days Practical Participation - tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk | @timdavies