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Civic Switchboard
"Civic Switchboard is an Institute of Museum and Library Services supported effort that aims to develop the capacity of academic and public libraries in civic data ecosystems. switchboard This project encourages partnerships between libraries and local data intermediaries; these partnerships will better serve data users, further democratize data, and support equitable access to information. The project will create a toolkit for libraries interested in expanding (or beginning) their role around civic information. In Year 1, to broaden networks and expand resources, the project team will host workshops at two conferences: The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (May 2018) and the Digital Library Federation (October 2018). Stipends will be available for libraries and data intermediary organizations interested in participating in these workshops; a limited number of complimentary registration fees for the associated conferences will also be available. In Year 2, the project will offer stipends to partnerships between libraries and local data intermediaries for field testing the toolkit. "
libraries  government  open-data  open-government 
january 2018 by tsuomela
Policy Press | Transparency and the open society - Practical lessons for effective policy By Roger Taylor By Tim Kelsey
"Greater transparency is increasingly seen as the answer to a wide range of social issues by governments, NGOs and businesses around the world. However, evidence of its impact is mixed. Using case studies from around the world including India, Tanzania, the UK and US, Transparency and the open society surveys the adoption of transparency globally, providing an essential framework for assessing its likely performance as a policy and the steps that can be taken to make it more effective. It addresses the role of transparency in the context of growing use by governments and businesses of surveillance and database driven decision making. The book is written for anyone involved in the use of transparency whether campaigning from outside or working inside government or business to develop policies."
book  publisher  transparency  government  information  open-government 
september 2016 by tsuomela
Open Edmonton
"Home to the YEG region's civic tech meetup. We are open to all and meet monthly at Startup Edmonton on the:"
city(Edmonton)  civic  technology  open-government 
april 2015 by tsuomela
Home | The OpenGov FoundationThe OpenGov Foundation
"The opengov foundation is dedicated to developing and deploying technologies that support every citizen's ability to participate in their government, and hold it accountable."
open-government  organization  associations 
october 2014 by tsuomela
I've Seen the Worst Memes of My Generation Destroyed by Madness
"The problem, for Morozov, is that this new open government -- the thing that Silicon Valley types would love to inject into our actually existing government -- wouldn't be about accountability to its citizens and political transparency. It's would be about making government data available to companies that will mine it for profit. "
open-government  access  business  ideology  data 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Open State Project: freeing state legislative information
"We're gathering legislative data directly from the states and making it available in a common format through a RESTful API and regular bulk downloads. "
open-access  open-government  data  collecting  state  government 
october 2011 by tsuomela
Datamob: Public data put to good use
Public data put to good use. - Datamob aims to show, in a very simple way, how public data sources are being used.

Our listings emphasize the connection between data posted by governments and public institutions and the interfaces people are building to explore that data.
data  visualization  statistics  technology  internet  public  data-sources  data-collection  api  open-government  public-data 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Sunlight Labs
Programming and development arm of the Sunlight foundation.
public-data  open-government  politics  technology  mashup  access  data 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Data Drip - Because public policy needs publicly-available data
Data Drip is a collective conversation about data, data policy, and research on media, information, and communications policy.
weblog-group  data  access  open-access  data-sources  open-government 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge
Apps for America is a special contest we're putting on this year to celebrate the release of Data.gov! We're doing it alongside Google, O'Reilly Media, and TechWeb and the winners will be announced at the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase in Washington, DC at the end of the Summer.
open-government  open-source  mashup  data  public-data  government  contest  programming 
july 2009 by tsuomela
HackingCongress | The intersection of civics
HackingCongress is a new hub for projects at the intersection of civics
via:vaguery  government  transparency  open-government 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Stimulus Watch: Keeping an Eye on Economic Recovery Spending
StimulusWatch.org was built to to help the new administration keep its pledge to invest stimulus money smartly, and to hold public officials to account for the taxpayer money they spend. We do this by allowing you, citizens around the country with local knowledge about the proposed "shovel-ready" projects in your city, to find, discuss and rate those projects.
open-government  crowdsourcing  online 
february 2009 by tsuomela
IEM Cow
This application attempts to provide verification statistics for these polygon warnings. One of the motivations for polygons is to provide more accurate warnings to the public. This accuracy should be reflected in higher verification numbers.
weather  meteorology  severe  statistics  open-government  mashup  map  gis 
july 2008 by tsuomela
Independent Government Observers Task Force
The Internet has created a new generation of individuals and institutes that practice the time-honored tradition of observing and reporting on the activities of government.
government  observer  oversight  open-government 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Sunlight Labs
Development home for the Sunlight Foundation, working on open access to government data.
open-source  open-government  open-data  development  software 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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