One of the phrases I’ve taken to heart recently has been “turning ‘I think’ into ‘I know’”. I saw it on some slides in our recent webinar about analytics and A/B testing, where we talk about discovering through unbiased means which messages actually work with which audiences; it struck a chord with me for some… Read more »
This year, DKAN – or the open source data platform that makes it easier for government organizations to share data with the public – experienced explosive growth in capabilities and worldwide adoption. Major new functionality in the realms of workflow, content organization, and data visualization in particular has put DKAN on a strong competitive footing as… Read more »
Can you imagine a world where government is your best friend? Or a “brand” that you love? I can. And so should you. All of us living in so-called Western democracies have been facing very similar issues over the past few years. On the subject of governance, a decline in citizens’ trust in institutions, politicians, and ‘the establishment’… Read more »
Observations from Prague, Czech Republic: Understanding the meaning and consequences of being transparent in government is the first step public sector organisations must take toward building a solid and productive relationship with citizens – one that is based on trust and openness. In terms of governments being open with the public, Western democracies have had a… Read more »
The USDA National Agricultural Library is on the cutting edge of open data, and the projects inspired by collaboration on its portal, Ag Data Commons, prove it. At the 9th Annual Digital Summit, Andrew Hoppin and Adam Kriesberg explained why open data is just an extension of NAL’s mission and how others can get involved with open data.
Tips you and your team can use to start building an open data portal of your own, or improve one you already have.
The state of government open data portals is not the best, but with DKAN steps can be taken to make sure you and your audience are getting the most out of your open data efforts.