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Open Data Repositories



Presentation at SPINCAM Meeting, May 2014, Guayaquil

Presentation at SPINCAM Meeting, May 2014, Guayaquil



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Open Data Repositories Open Data Repositories Presentation Transcript

  • Open Data Repositories Xavier Ochoa
  • Steal this presentation!
  • Open data is information that is available for anyone to use, for any purpose, at no cost.
  • Good Open Data • can be linked to, so that it can be easily shared and talked about • is available in a standard, structured format, so that it can be easily processed • has guaranteed availability and consistency over time, so that others can rely on it • is traceable, through any processing, right back to where it originates, so others can work out whether to trust it
  • From Open Access to Open Data Documents are not enough
  • Any institution could publish open data Specially big institutions
  • Where to find Open Data?
  • Sounds good… What to do to open my data?
  • Three guidelines • Keep it simple • Engage early and often • Address common fears and misunderstandings
  • Four Steps • Choose your dataset(s) • Licensing • Make the data available • Make it discoverable
  • Chose Dataset • Asking the community • Cost basis • Ease of release • Observe peers
  • Licensing
  • Data that doesn’t explicitly have an open license is NOT open data.
  • Ownership • you get copyright over works (content) that you create and which are original to you, such as text that you write or photographs you take • you get a database right over collections of data that you have put a substantial effort into obtaining, verifying or presenting (only EU, Mexico, Brazil)
  • Open Licenses Creative Content
  • Open Licenses for Databases
  • Make the data available
  • Technical Availability • Data should be complete • In a (open) machine-readable format • It should contain metadata
  • How to make it available? • Your website • Existing repositories • Creating your own repository
  • Open Data Repositories • Similar to Open Access Repositories • Metadata support is different that for documents • Should support different types of data
  • Making it Discoverable • Publish it in Public services (Datahub) • Index it in Catalog (Databib) • Promote it in your community • Engage with users
  • Conclusions • Open Data is the new movement among Open Access movement • Mature enough to start using/contributing • It is more a political than a technical decision at this point • Main issue: Why it is valuable for me?
  • Gracias / Thank you / Obrigado Xavier Ochoa Twitter: @xaoch