Government Shutdown Causing Open Data Confusion

Government Shutdown Causing Open Data Confusion By Eric Hinsdale, Knowledge Management ConsultantJanuary 16, 2019 While absent TSA agents and food inspectors might be more of a concern to the general public, the loss of access to public data is proving disruptive for those who rely on access to open data to do their jobs. Data.gov,…

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10 Steps to Prep for CCPA

10 steps your organization can take to prepare for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) By Kelly LeBlanc, Knowledge Management SpecialistJanuary 14, 2018 The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, is intended to protect the personal data of consumers who reside in California. If your organization, regardless…

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Knowledge Management: Findability vs. Discoverability

Knowledge Management: Findability vs. Discoverability By Abby ClobridgeJanuary 11, 2019 One of the top symptoms we encounter when diagnosing knowledge management problems is hearing “I can’t find what I’m looking for” or “I have to troll around in shared folders to learn about stuff.” Both of these statements are indicators of findability and discoverability challenges….

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Forward Momentum in U.S. Open Government Data

Forward Momentum in U.S. Open Government Data by Kelly LeBlancDecember 24, 2018 Right before the end of the year, on December 21, 2018 the U.S. Congress passed The Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Act (also known as the OPEN Government Data Act), an act designed to break down information silos in the federal government,…

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The Dark Side of Open Data

The Dark Side of Open DataArticle by Eric Hinsdale and Abby ClobridgeOnline Searcher – Volume 42, Number 6 (November/December 2018)From the article:  The environment around research data management and open data has become incredibly complex—and the evolution doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all. At the core of many of today’s challenges are machine…

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