Open Data Licence Change

creative_commonsThe definition of open data by Open Knowledge Foundation  states: “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike”.

The Dublinked Open Data Portal for the Dublin Region provides the platform for the publication of open data for the four Dublin Local Authorities.

Dublinked welcomes the publication of the Open Data Licences policy paper[1] by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the subsequent public consultation which recommends the use of more open licences such as the Creative Commons Licence, which is the licence used by the new national open data platform data.gov.ie. Continue reading “Open Data Licence Change”

Dublinked User Survey

user_survey_infographic_updatedIn July of this year we circulated a user survey to our network members via our mailing list, website and social media platforms. The aim of the survey was to

1) Determine how, when and where our members access digital content and Dublinked

2) Identify areas of the website and datastore for improvement

3) Receive feedback on areas for future events and challenges. Continue reading “Dublinked User Survey”

Data.gov.ie launch in Dublin

On a sweltering hot June 30th, in the almost tropical environs atrium of the Department of Justice on St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform officially launched their new improved national datastore data.gov.ie.  Dublinked were just one of a wide range of people and organisations from across the public, business, research and community sectors that attended the event, which is this latest step on the road towards making data held by public bodies more easily accessible online for others to reuse and share. Continue reading “Data.gov.ie launch in Dublin”