Define Open Data?
Open Data = Scholarly data allowed to be perpetually accessed by anyone under a rainbow of permissions.
Why is Open Data important?
Open data is a key piece to completing the open knowledge puzzle. Open data allows current and future researchers to build on, prove or dis-prove the truth behind the logic and theories presented within the open access content component.
Stumbling blocks to providing open data?
The largest barrier to open data that I have come across so far is the author alone. The author seems to not realize the value that his/her data holds and in-turn does not think about taking the steps to making it open.
On a scale of 1-5, I would rate myself a 3 on my knowledge of open data.
- Announcing the Open Data Policy Guidelines, Version 2.0 (sunlightfoundation.com)
- The Recent Rise of Government Open Data APIs (programmableweb.com)
- Japan’s Administration Urges Ministries to Promote Open Data (okfn.org)