Open Data Resource Hub
Open Data Literacy has collected various resources together to help others better understand open data.
The Roles of Libraries in Open Data Literacy | As more and more data becomes available online for access and use by anyone, libraries are becoming active in the open data movement. Listen to this brief, 15-minute presentation to learn about libraries working in this area, and how yours can get involved.
What data does your community need the most?
| ODL presented on this topic in October 2019 for Washington State Library's First Tuesdays webinar series.
What Is Open Data?
- Open Data Resource Guide | Washington State Library
- Open Data Handbook | Open Knowledge Foundation | OKFN's Open Data Handbook contains a much-cited definition for open data and a simple how-to on opening up data, as well as other tools, including open data use cases, publications, and more.
- Open Data Essentials | WorldBank | World Bank offers an extensive open data overview, including examples of open government data at national, state, and city levels, information about open data use, and links to other online learning resources.
- Open Data 101: Breaking Down What You Need to Know [PDF] | GovLoop & Socrata | Produced by Socrata, an open government data platform, and GovLoop, a government knowledge platform, this open data 'pocket guide' details the background of open data, current use cases, and why it's important now and in the future.
Open Data Thought Leaders
- Open Knowledge Foundation | A nonprofit dedicated to opening up knowledge on a global scale, responsible for CKAN, the first open data definition, and many other projects.
- Open Data Institute | A nonprofit dedicated to open data ecosystems and data ethics.
- SPARC | A global coalition dedicated to open research and education, active in policymaking, resource development, and parternship building.
- Sunlight Foundation | A nonprofit focused on analyzing U.S. open data and civic technology policy.
Open Data Workshops
Open Data Policy
- Project Open Data | U.S. Chief Information Officers Council | Originally a White House project now housed under the forum of Chief Information Officers (CIO), Project Open Data is a collection of code, tools, and case studies to facilitate the implementation of open data across U.S. government. (Note: Since the passage of the OPEN Government Data Act in early 2019, a new, updated repository is expected to be launched which will replace this tool.)
- Open Data 101 | Open Government, Government of Canada | A quick reference guide to open data from the Government of Canada, including background, principles, terms glossary, and more.
- Open Data Toolkit [Google Doc] | City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | A collection of policies, process documents, standards, and technical documentation about the City of Edmonton's open data initiatives.
- Open Data Operations Manual [PDF] | Montgomery County, Maryland, U.S. | A comprehensive open data portal policy document from the Montgomery County government in Maryland, outlining open data governance, inventorying, data privacy, and more.
- Open Data Barometer | World Wide Web Foundation | A report from the World Wide Web Foundation ranking and detailing government progress on open data initiatives.
Open Data News & Updates
- Government Technology | A magazine reporting on information technology in state and local governments, with a dedicated data section.
- GovEx | A project of John Hopkins University with regular posts about government data and technology.
Data Science Education
- Library Carpentry | A collection of software development and data science curriculum specifically for librarians and information professionals, including classes on working with data, Git, SQL, Python, and more.
- Data Scientist Training for Librarians | A variety of data science resources, aimed at librarians, including data visualization, statistics, and more.