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Open Data Resource Pack

Open Data Resource Pack

Monday, August 17, 2015

ISBN: 9781785445699

This Open Data Resource Pack is intended to help public authorities throughout Scotland develop and implement their own plans for open data.

Executive Summary

The Open Data Resource Pack has been developed with support and input from organisations throughout the Scottish public sector. It provides handy tips and guidance to help public authorities throughout Scotland develop their own plans for open data. Open data is non-personal and non-commercial data which is made available online in machine readable formats and can be used, and reused for any purpose as it is available under open license. This guidance covers all the steps organisations should consider when they are thinking about releasing their data openly.

The Open Data Resource Pack has been developed to support Scotland’s Open Data Strategy which was published in February 2015. The Strategy sets out our ambition for making data open and available for others to use and reuse. The release of data in this way will provide a societal asset which offers significant benefits to many.