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Open Data Resource Pack

DescriptionThis Open Data Resource Pack is intended to help public authorities throughout Scotland develop and implement their own plans for open data.
ISBN9781785445699
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 17, 2015

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ISBN 978 1 78544 569 9 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 54727

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Why and who should use this guide?

In 2015 the Scottish Government launched its Open Data Strategy. The Scottish Government has designed this resource pack to support the strategy. This Resource Pack is intended to help public authorities throughout Scotland develop and implement their own plans for open data. The pack has been developed with support and input from public sector colleagues from across Scotland. It has been specifically designed to assist Scottish public authorities who want to make their data open, but it can be used by anyone with an interest in open data. It is intended for those with little or no knowledge of the topic.

This Resource Pack is a living document and will be updated as open data work in Scotland progresses. We welcome any feedback or suggestions and will incorporate feedback in future editions. If you would like to get involved in discussions or make suggestions please join our Open Data Network on Knowledge Hub. You can also get in touch by emailing stuart.law@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.

The Open Data Resource Pack has been divided into 10 sections and 2 annexes. If you are new to open data you may wish to start with section 3.

Contents

Section 1: Scotland's Open Data Strategy

Section 2: Existing Legislation

Section 3: What is open data and why should you bother?

Section 4: Overview of the Open Data Process

Section 5: Start with a plan

Section 6: Select your data

Section 7: Create a dataset

Section 8: Make your data available

Section 9: You've published, now what?

Section 10: Training and Resources

Annex A: Templates and Checklists
Selecting Data Checklists.doc
Open Data Publication Plan Temp.xlsx
Open Data Publication Plan Temp.doc
Creating a dataset checklist.doc

Annex B: Case Studies