Clay Shirky, noted US writer about all things online and digital, is, of course, a best-selling author. I bet his publisher doesn’t just push a button . . .
Accessible: where are we today?Datasets – the ‘raw fleece’ available online (OECD.Stat) and on CD-Rom. 70% free today, 100% free in 2015.Data annuals – ‘balls of wool’ – ready-made tables for those who don’t have the time or skill to extract data themselves. Available in print (still!), and online in PDF, Excel and “Read” formats.Indicator annuals – the next step up the value chain, “ready-to-wear garments” or indicator publications that combine data with explanations and context. For everyone – even via Apps.Analytical publications – a house is dependent on wool for insulation – you can’t necessarily see it, but without it the house isn’t complete. The same goes for analytical publications, you may not see the data so clearly, but the report would be incomplete without data.Stories, Vizualisation. A new area, facilitated by ICT. The analogy is bespoke, designer, dresses. Difficult to make but have a high impact!Together, they make data accessible to a broad audience. Today, as the chart shows, OECD is active in all these different ways of making data accessible and we plan to go further, especially with Indicators and Vizualisations as we develop a new data portal.
Data Publishing at OECD, Past, Present and Future. SSP 2013
Data Publishing at OECDPast. Present. Future.Toby GreenHead of Publishingtoby.firstname.lastname@example.org
More data than you can shake a stick at!So how do we publish for everyone’s benefit?Includinghim
User profile Typical taskPolicy advisor Preparing for a speechBusiness analyst Client business adviceResearcher/ Statistician Data crunching for a reportUniversity Librarian Assisting someone with a data queryJournalist Creating a topical story and graphicNGO/Citizen with a cause Facts to support an argumentStudent Essay (for tomorrow morning)Data aggregators/resellers Aggregate data with other sourcesDevelopers Build an App or VizWho needs our data?
“Let me find,understand andusethe data I (really, really) need.”What they really, really want . . .
So how do we publish for everyone?We add a little value . . .
“Let me find, understand and usethe data I (really, really) need.”Single Publishing platform
• What is a ‘dataset’?• Supplemental data = original datasets• Real time datasets, versions of datasets• Old, ‘retired’, datasets• Citing datasetsData publishing challenges
• Improving the scholarly record• Enriching papers, monographs• Reaching new audiencesData publishing opportunities
Data Apps – WIN arguments in pubs!Data Apps iPhone now, iPad and Android (by end July)- iEconomy- Factbook
Cool stuff . . . is this a future?• Cool new embeddable, shareable andpersonalisable charting tool (in beta)• Data Lab• New Data portal (2014)No sheep (or Spice Girls) were harmed in the preparation of this presentation.Thank YouToby.email@example.com @TobyABGreen