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, and to translate policy developments during 2009-2010 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.
For much of this presentation, I adapted approaches from:
- Opening up local government information by Chris Taggart
- The linked data publishing three-step by Richard Wallis
This presentation was first published on the West Midlands Regional Observatory’s blog, 19 August 2010.