Best Practices/Select high value datasets for publication
Share-PSI 2.0 Best Practice
Source: Best Practices/Opening Up Public Transport Information to Save Costs, Best Practices/Free our maps , Best Practices/Supervizor - An Indispensable Open Government Application (Transparency Of Public Spending) , Good practices for identifying high value datasets and engaging with re-users: the case of public tendering data
- 1 Outline of the best practice
- 2 Management summary
- 3 Best Practice identification
- 4 What do you need for this Best Practice?
- 5 Applicability by other Member States
- 6 Contact info
- 7 Related Best Practices
Outline of the best practice
There are certain categories of data that are in demand and whose re-use has already proven to bring economic or social benefits. High value data such as geodata, public transport data or public spendings data should be made available as open data.
Value of datasets might not be always evident.
There are certain categories of data that are in demand and whose re-use has already proven to bring economic or social benefits. Geodata, public transport data or public spendings data are examples of such high value datasets. Maintainers of high value datasets should make them available as open data if possible.
Best Practice identification
Why is this a Best Practice? What’s the impact of the Best Practice
Implementing this best practice should lead to increased availability of high value datasets in machine-readable formats and under conditions permitting it's re-use. Consequently re-use of these datasets might lead to economic and social benefits.
Links to the PSI Directive
Why is there a need for this Best Practice?
Publishers operate under resource constraints. At the same time, value of datasets for re-users might not be always evident. Knowing what datasets represent high value datasets might help the publishers to focus their effort on datasets that are in demand and where the value can be demonstrated by successful case studies.
What do you need for this Best Practice?
Best practice Dataset criteria provides generic guidelines for identification of high value datasets. Share-PSI workshops shown that datasets from the following domains can be considered as high value datasets:
- Public transport information
- Public spendings
You can also see datasets or data domains used for benchmarking in tools such as Open Knowledge Global Open Data Index or Open Data Barometer. European Commission also provides Guidelines on recommended standard licences, datasets and charging for the reuse of documents that contains a list of categories of data that should be made available for reuse.
Applicability by other Member States
Best practice is applicable across the member states.
Jan Kucera (jan.kucera [at] vse.cz)