Public Staff Knows Open Data, Not Its Benefits
A December 2012 survey just published shows there's a knowledge gap in the UK public sector when it comes to understanding open data and its potential.
Key highlights of the survey include:
- 78% do not know about government plans for open data and the benefits that follow
- Only 52% recognised that ready access to data and data standards will generate new
enterprises, jobs and services in the public and private sectors
- 57% do not know how to access data sets, how to interpret them or how to best apply
- Over 75% do not know what data is available outside their department to help develop
new solutions for service delivery
- 66% said they did not understand their role in delivering the open data agenda
- An overwhelming 72% recognised that knowing how to access, share and use data will be
increasingly important over the next three years.