Open DataThe view from New Zealand               Laurence Millar           Share-PSI workshop            Brussels May 2011
Agendal  Open data – what and why?l  NZ leadershipl  NZ licensingl  NZ data catalogl  NZ community contribution
Open dataData that is available in the “right” way:   ü Complete                    ü Machine processable   ü Primary  ...
Government must shift….      From Retail…                 … to Wholesale
Why should we free our data?l  People have funded the collection of the    data, and want/are entitled to access itl  Pu...
Directions and Priorities for GovernmentICT
Direction 2
•  Stimulate cultural, environmental, social              and economic growth           •  Allow greater transparency of  ...
•  Confusion around Crown copyright and                 licensing     Why      •  Outdated policy settings develop a    • ...
NZ              •  Guidance for State Services agenciesGovernment    •  covers both copyright and non-    Open         cop...
NZGOAL – licensing Creative Commons Attribution BY licence is the  default licence preference for copyright (Crown        ...
•  Launched November 2009               •  Pilot directory exposing existing                  datasets               •  40...
Community resources               http://wiki.open.org.nz/
THANK YOUlaurence.millar@gvg.net.nz
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  1. 1. Open DataThe view from New Zealand Laurence Millar Share-PSI workshop Brussels May 2011
  2. 2. Agendal  Open data – what and why?l  NZ leadershipl  NZ licensingl  NZ data catalogl  NZ community contribution
  3. 3. Open dataData that is available in the “right” way: ü Complete ü Machine processable ü Primary ü Non-discriminatory ü Timely ü Non-proprietary ü Accessible ü Open reuse licence Adapted from http://wiki.opengovdata.org/index.php?title=OpenDataPrinciples
  4. 4. Government must shift…. From Retail… … to Wholesale
  5. 5. Why should we free our data?l  People have funded the collection of the data, and want/are entitled to access itl  Public access improves qualityl  Marginal cost of distribution is minimall  Agencies do not have the resources or the innovative skills to respond to the variety of needs/uses of the datal  Increases economic and public value
  6. 6. Directions and Priorities for GovernmentICT
  7. 7. Direction 2
  8. 8. •  Stimulate cultural, environmental, social and economic growth •  Allow greater transparency of government’s performanceBenefits •  Promote private sector innovation •  Allow greater external participation in government policy development •  Enable communities to build on existing data to gain knowledge and expertise and use it for new purposes
  9. 9. •  Confusion around Crown copyright and licensing Why •  Outdated policy settings develop a •  Agencies interested in Creative Commons licences common •  Public and private initiatives opening up licensing government data •  International developments in publicframework? sector information re-use •  NZ’s economic climate
  10. 10. NZ •  Guidance for State Services agenciesGovernment •  covers both copyright and non- Open copyright material that is: •  produced by or for these agenciesAccess and and is appropriate for release to the Licensing public or sections of the public; and •  which the agencies are entitled to framework release for re-use.(NZGOAL)
  11. 11. NZGOAL – licensing Creative Commons Attribution BY licence is the default licence preference for copyright (Crown or ‘regular’ works)
  12. 12. •  Launched November 2009 •  Pilot directory exposing existing datasets •  401 pages list datasets from 58Data.govt.nz agencies •  New automated feed functionality •  Developing dataset demand functionality •  To be evaluated July 2011
  13. 13. Community resources http://wiki.open.org.nz/
  14. 14. THANK YOUlaurence.millar@gvg.net.nz

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