Internet archive is building a free, open, website of government research and publications from around the world. At present more than 700 publications from 50 websites collected since 2006 are offered. These are currently national and local North American sites but the scope will widen in the future. A site to watch.
Queer politics databases from Princeton University New Queer Politics website provides data on openly self-declared LGBT+ officials worldwide. Compiled by Andrew Reynolds, it includes all out LGBTQI+ elected officials (at state and national level) since 1976. These comprise lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, gender-non-conforming, queer or intersex persons. Download data on trends over time, […]
QoG OECD Data is compiled by an independent research institute within the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. It provides free access to this new dataset which covers hundreds of variables categorised into 18 key themes – ranging from accountability to eGovernment. It is derived from from over 80 data sources relating […]
Has revealed that large percentages of people worldwide (especially in the USA where it dropped overall by 37%) have experienced a decline of trust in business, government, NGOs and media. There is an focus on the issue of fake news as globally 59% say that it is getting harder to tell if a piece of […]
GPO Launches Beta of govinfo.gov. The site will eventually replace Federal Digital System (FDsys) in 2017. It can be used to access the latest Congressional Record and other documents from the American government including the ability to track bills. Read this article on how it is modelling itself on Google!
Just released from the Institute for Government the Annual Whitehall Monitor 2015. This provides statistics and visual data on government department size, staffing impact and transparency. There are 163 data tables. Last month the Alliance for Useful Evidence released a new framework tool to measure government departments on how transparent their use of evidence is […]
How open is your government? The latest Global Open Data Index from the Open Knowledge Foundation ranks 97 nations according to the openness of their data on 10 themes: national statistics, government budget, election results, legislation, national maps, company registers, transport timetables., pollution levels, postcodes and government spending. Useful examples from the UK government at […]
National Archives to capture tweets and social media created by the UK government Their website has a direct link to the Twitter archive and a YouTube archive According to the official press release the following rules have been applied. Where tweets contain a link to web content that is included in the UK Government Web Archive users can expect […]
Australian government launch new web archive The Australian Government Web Archive is a new site launched by the National Library of Australia. It complements the Library’s long established PANDORA Archive. The AGWA is a collection of Commonwealth Government websites dating from June 2011. Selected older government web content will continue to be found on the […]
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