Bookmarks for June 9th through June 17th

These are my links for June 9th through June 17th:

  • data.ox.ac.uk | Open data from the University of Oxford – Linked data for the University of Oxford
  • Welcome : Warwickshire Open Data – Warwickshire County Council is taking open and linked data seriously. They’re opening up data and supporting the developer community to do something useful with it through a Hack Warwickshire competition (open til 25 June). And they’re open to suggestions of what data should be open next.
  • Letter to Government departments on opening up data | Number10.gov.uk – A letter from Prime Minister David Cameron to Government departments on plans to open up Government data.
    * Historic COINS spending data to be published online in June 2010.
    * All new central government ICT contracts to be published online from July 2010.
    * All new central government lender documents for contracts over £10,000 to be published on a single website from September 2010, with this information to be made available to the public free of charge.
    * New items of central government spending over £25,000 to be published online from November 2010.
    * All new central government contracts to be published in full from January 2011.
    * Full information on all DFID international development projects over £500 to be published online from January 2011, including financial information and project documentation.
  • Open Local Data – Welcome to the wiki on winning the argument for localgov data.
  • Arguments for open local data « Local Data – Having trouble persuading your managers of the benefits of open data? Or just need persuading yourself? Well here we try convincing all of you. What follows is a Q&A compiled initially by Dan Slee of Walsall Council and Stuart Harrison of Lichfield District Council. The first part is a bit of background information, the second part comprises some responses to common arguments. This work is ongoing, and this page will occasionally be updated accordingly. You can watch and contribute on the Open Local Data wiki

About Steve Dale

Stephen Dale is both an evangelist and practitioner in the use of Web 2.0 technologies and Social Media applications to support personal development and knowledge sharing. He has a deep understanding of how systems and technology can be used to support learning and facilitate smarter working, where connections and conversations are the key to self-development and creativity within the organisation.
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