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Category: Open Data

Latest Open Data Index

Open Knowledge Foundation have just published the 2013 Open Data Index on government open data. Australia is placed joint 8th with New Zealand, with an overall score of 660, compared to the United Kingdom the top of the table with 940. The Open Data Index examines accessibility of government data including:

For further information read Open Knowledge Foundation Government data still not open enough - New survey on of London Summit.

The Guardian Datablog - We must end the world's data divide 28th Oct 2013

First Data Description in Research Data Australia now Live!

We are pleased to announce that Research Data Australia has begun harvesting data collection records from UQ eSpace. Researchers can now describe their data collections in eSpace, and then the harvest makes the data description visible through Research Data Australia.

This allows researchers and research groups to describe their research data according to good practice, in order to aid the discovery, dissemination, and preservation of their research data. This goes some way to champion research datasets as being a first-class research output at UQ.

View our first live record here:

Special thanks to the Centre for Military and Veterans Health, who worked with us to describe this first data collection.
Anyone wanting to know more, or describe some data, please contact data@library.uq.edu.au