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Mid- and long-term sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures

Mid- and long-term sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures

This course helps create a better understanding of how open data publishing, searching, and ecosystems can ensure open data portals to remain relevant.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the definitions and importance of open data sustainability.
  • Learn how topics such as open data publishing, searching, and ecosystems can ensure open data portals to remain relevant and useful for the community they serve.
  • Understand future-proof portal models by policymakers, public administrators, suppliers of open data tech, and user groups depending on resources such as data.europa.eu to access the open government data ecosystem.
  • Learn new methods and approaches to add value to the Portal’s resources, including harvested datasets, and new mechanisms to support community building.
Format
Webinar
Reading
E-learning
Videos
Theme
Policy
Technology

Webinar

The webinar series "Future of Open Data Portals" consists of eight 1-hour webinars and is organised by the European Data Portal, with contributions from the Open Data Institute. The series covers topics such as open data publishing, searching, and ecosystems, and contains current best practices, experience and opportunities for collective action to ensure open data portals remain relevant and useful for the community they serve.

Materials available at: https://european-data-portal.gitlab.io/future-open-data-portals/

Recordings of the webinars are included under "Videos" below.

Reading

Recommendations for Open Data Portals: from setup to sustainability [Report 1/2]

Estimated reading time:
3.5h
Language:
English
This is the first of two reports which explore the sustainability of open data portals across Europe. This report sets out how portals can move from setup to sustainability, with recommendations in
each of five key areas: governance, finance, architecture, operations, and metrics.

Ensuring the economic sustainaiblity of open data portals: Understanding the impact and financing [Report 2/2]

Estimated reading time:
4.5h
Language:
English
This is the second of two reports which explore the sustainability of open data portals across Europe. This report sets out how portals can create such an environment by improving how they monitor open
data use and impact, at the same time as ensuring efficiency in the delivery of the many functions governments need to carry out.

Sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures - 0: Summary overview and key recommendations

Estimated reading time:
2h
Language:
English
This report provides a summary of the 6 reports in the series on sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures.

Sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures - 1: Measuring use and impact of portals

Estimated reading time:
1h
Language:
English
This first report in the series discusses how to measure the use and impact of portals, how to select attributes to measure, developing macro- and microeconomic indicators through re-use, assessing who should use this methodology and how, and lessons and best practices.

Sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures - 2: Developing microecoomic indicators through open data reuse

Estimated reading time:
1h
Language:
English
This second report discusses the importance of measuring the economic impact of open data, the use of microeconomic metrics, and how the re-use of open data can support in this matter.

Sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures - 3: Dataset reuse - a method for transforming principles into practice

Estimated reading time:
1h
Language:
English
This third report discusses a new approach to create an automated assessment of the re-use of data. The report elaborates on an example to guide portals through crucial aspects for an automated assessment of data re-use and increase engagement from customers.

Sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures - 4: Funding portals - a business case approach to funding model longevity

Estimated reading time:
1h
Language:
English
This fourth report devises a toolkit based on 3 business cases, 4 financing models, and 20 cost considerations that can support portals to develop a funding strategy.

Sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures - 5: Open data portal assessment using user-oriented metrics

Estimated reading time:
1.5h
Language:
English
This fifth report highlights ten different ways in which open data portals can be structured to ensure sustainability and added value, and offers indicators and guidelines for portal owners that help guarantee the quality, realise active use, and improve user experience.

Sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures - 6: A distributed version control approach to creating portals for reuse

Estimated reading time:
1h
Language:
English
The last report in the series delves into the two most common issues open data portals face and provides suggestions for how to overcome them.

E-learning

Why should we worry about sustainability?

Duration:
0.2h
Language:
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Swedish