[Irtalk] Open data roundtables set out

Jantina Bertha Louw LouwJB at tut.ac.za
Thu Jul 10 12:17:14 SAST 2014

Open Data Roundtables Set Out To Make Data Accessible To Benefit Economy
By Trisha Leon<http://www.bsminfo.com/author/trisha-leon>, contributing writer

Open Data Roundtable<http://www.opendata500.com/roundtables/> meetings have begun, a step in the partnership of government agencies with industry to ensure that the data sets the government publishes directly benefit the economy.. Doms also listed the key insights he took away from the June 18 Open Data Roundtable:
*         There is a strong desire for data consistency across the Commerce Department, and indeed the federal government.
*         Data should be catalogued in a common, machine-readable format.
*         Data should be accessible in bulk, allowing the private sector greater flexibility to harness the information.
*         The use of a single platform for access to government data would create efficiencies and help coordination across agencies.

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