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Exploring Open Data

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MSL introduction to Open Data for librarians

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Exploring Open Data

  1. 1. Open Data Government Montana State Library webinar – February 8, 2017
  2. 2. After today, we hope you will… • Understand what open data is, what’s available, and what it’s good for • Explore the possibilities of open data for your library and your community • Prepare your library to play an appropriate role in your community: informing and empowering citizens, managing data resources, or assisting local government. Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 2
  3. 3. Before we begin… Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 3
  4. 4. Montana Constitution Article II, Declaration of Rights • Section 9 Right to know. No person shall be deprived of the right to examine documents or to observe the deliberations of all public bodies or agencies of state government and its subdivisions, except in cases in which the demand of individual privacy clearly exceeds the merits of public disclosure. Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 4
  5. 5. Montana Code Annotated 2015 MCA 2-6-1003 (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), every person has a right to examine and obtain a copy of any public information of this state. (2) A public officer may withhold from public scrutiny information relating to individual or public safety or the security of public facilities, including public schools, jails, correctional facilities, private correctional facilities, and prisons, if release of the information jeopardizes the safety of facility personnel, the public, students in a public school, or inmates of a facility. A public officer may not withhold from public scrutiny any more information than is required to protect individual or public safety or the security of public facilities. Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 5
  6. 6. What’s the problem? Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 6 https://goo.gl/IRRgzJ Government Information
  7. 7. So what is “open”? • Complete, Primary, Timely, Accessible, Machine processable, Non- discriminatory, Non-proprietary, and License-free • Online and free, permanent, trusted, documented, safe to open, and designed with public input Open licenses, open access and open formats! Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 7
  8. 8. Formats and access Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 8 http://5stardata.info/en/
  9. 9. What’s it good for? • Make better decisions • Transparency in government • Opportunities for people to create tools for industry and public good • Identify efficiencies and inefficiencies • Avoid duplication of information • Share data for economic development • Open data policy benefits everyone Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 9
  10. 10. An ideal world… Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 10 https://www.flickr.com/photos/46274765@N07/8600245980/sizes/l/in/photostream
  11. 11. What does open look like? Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 11 https://youtu.be/IsQt3Vva81c
  12. 12. Think for a moment… • What are some local issues in your community that might be addressed using data? • What datasets might help citizens be better informed in your own community? Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 12
  13. 13. What data? Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 13 https://www.data.gov/
  14. 14. Government spending, for example Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 14 https://www.usaspending.gov/
  15. 15. Open Long Beach Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 15 http://www.longbeach.gov/OpenLB/
  16. 16. City of Palo Alto Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 16 http://data.cityofpaloalto.org/home
  17. 17. Open in Montana • US Open Data Montana report card: https://census.usopendata.org/datasets.html?state=Montana • Transparency in Local Government Montana Data Portal: http://sfsd.mt.gov/LGSB/localgovernmentreports • Montana Data Portal: https://data.datamontana.us/ Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 17
  18. 18. Montana FWP Open GIS Data Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 18 http://data.mtfwp.opendata.arcgis.com/
  19. 19. City of Bozeman Open Data Portal Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 19 http://public.bozeman.opendata.arcgis.com/
  20. 20. What can your library do? • Collect • Provide access • Inform • Advocate Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 20 http://www.lib21.org/il-progetto/
  21. 21. Public Policy for Public Data • A checklist and resource guide for open data policy from the Sunlight Foundation Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 21 http://whatworkscities.sunlightfoundation.com/#section-h2-05
  22. 22. Think for a moment… • What government information or datasets does your local government hold? • Has the library taken inventory? • How can your library use data to help the community? • Do you, or have you considered working with local government and other partners to open up data in your community? Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 22
  23. 23. OD processes and tools • Linked Open Data platforms • Open Source tools to explore, publish, and share public datasets • Policy guidelines, implementation guidance, and case studies • OD Community Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 23 http://rivistageomedia.it/201510138900/dati-geografici- evidenza/una-nuova-open-data-charter-oggi-serve-ancora
  24. 24. The best data around • Complete and timely • Librarians: • know about it • know how to access it • know how to use it Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 24 Montana Public Library Statistics Center: http://libraries.msl.mt.gov/library_development/statistics.aspx
  25. 25. Think for a moment… • Do you use the Montana Statistics Center? • How do you use your library data ? • What other kinds of data might it be good for your library to collect or consider? Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 25
  26. 26. Thanks! Questions? • Jim Kammerer jkammerer@mt.gov • Lauren McMullen lmcmullen2@mt.gov Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 26 http://www.mrscienceshow.com/2010/06/bri ng-us-your-burning-science-questions.html
  27. 27. References • https://www.data.gov/ Data.gov • https://www.usaspending.gov/ USA Spending.gov • https://youtu.be/IsQt3Vva81c What Works Cities • http://datalb.longbeach.gov/ City of Long Beach data • http://data.cityofpaloalto.org/home City of Palo Alto Data Portal • https://census.usopendata.org/datasets.html?state=Montana US Open Data Montana Report Card • http://sfsd.mt.gov/LGSB/localgovernmentreports Local Government Reports from Montana • https://data.datamontana.us/ Montana Data Portal • http://public.bozeman.opendata.arcgis.com/ City of Bozeman Open Data Portal • http://data.mtfwp.opendata.arcgis.com/ Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Open GIS Data • http://libraries.msl.mt.gov/library_development/statistics.aspx Montana Public Library Statistics Center • http://whatworkscities.sunlightfoundation.com/#section-h2-05 Public Policy for Public Data Exploring Open Data MSL Webinar February 8, 2017 27

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