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Data management & governance
Playbooks, guidance, templates, and other resources to support the implementation of policy, the creation of data governance structures, and the day-to-day work of data management in the federal government
Best practices from W3C related to the publication and usage of data on the Web designed to help support a self-sustaining ecosystem. Data should be discoverable and understandable by humans and machines. Where data is used in some way, whether by the originator of the data or by an external party, such usage should also be discoverable and the efforts of the data publisher recognized. In short, following these Best Practices will facilitate interaction between publishers and consumers.
The Data.gov Dashboard is a website enabling Federal agencies, industry, and the general public and other stakeholders to view details on how Federal agencies are progressing on implementing the Federal Open Data Policy.
The Digital Services Playbook is a resource of 13 key “plays” drawn from successful practices from the private sector and government that, when used together, will help government build effective digital services.
Many federal agencies have held open data events to engage with the public, the private sector, non-profits, academia and others on open data issues. This guidance outlines best practices for holding open data events.
Defines principles for the term "open" in regards to "open data" and "open content" to ensure quality and encourage compatibility between different pools of open material. The Open Definition, put most succinctly: "Open data and content can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone for any purpose.”
The U.S. Public Participation Playbook is a resource for government managers to effectively evaluate and build better services through public participation using best practices and performance metrics.