Gavin Wray

Start publishing public sector data online

This is an internal presentation I gave to researchers at the West Midlands Regional Observatory last month.

My aims were to:

  • advocate for the open data movement’s principles
  • translate policy developments during 2009 and 2010 into meaningful and practical steps the researchers could take

I tailored the presentation to those working with datasets every day.

The presentation also covers helping staff contribute to open data initiatives by making small changes to current working habits – the first three stars of Ed Summers’ five stars of open linked data.

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For much of this presentation, I adapted approaches from:

This presentation was first published on the West Midlands Regional Observatory’s blog, 19 August 2010.

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