November 16, 2010 – The final version of the dataset repository is soon to be released, and the result could be streamlined information. The new repository will replace the beta version first released by the Gov 2.0 Taskforce in September 2009 to centrally host datasets from federal, state and territory governments where applicable. 

We found this news on Computer World in their article, “Final govt data repository to facilitate FOI changes.” One of the most significant changes to the data repository would be a public consultation feature allowing users to request specific datasets from the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) to source from the relevant agencies, at all levels of government. The new feature will provide greater transparency as to what data would be made available, freely accessible and under open license. 

Freedom of information anywhere, whether in the United States or Australia, is important to us. We’re all about making information findable. 

Melody K. Smith

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