Open data may be free to the public but publishing comes at a cost to Governments who are often resource constrained. Governments may have policies (or laws) to publish data openly but how do they know that the policy is driving improvement and achieving the desired outcomes?
What metrics can help governments justify the continued expense of publishing open data?
Some resources to help start the conversation:
- Action Area 7: Measuring Open Data from the 2015 International Open Data Conference
- Towards Common Methods for Assessing Open Data - World Wide Web Foundation
- Open Data Index - Open Knowledge
- Open Data Barometer - World Wide Web Foundation
- Open Data Maturity Model - Open Data Institute
- Open Data Monitor and a new metric Tau to measure the timeliness of open data catalogues
- Open Data Certificates - Open Data Institute
- Papers from the Open Data Research Symposium 2015
What metrics do you use?