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Open Access Week: Open Data

What is Open Data?

Open data is data made freely available to the public to use and repurpose as they wish, with - at the maximum - attribution and sharealike requirements. 

Why is Open Data Important?

"Government data is being put online to increase accountability, contribute valuable information about the world, and to enable government, the country, and the world to function more efficiently." -Tim Berners-Lee

Take Me to the Open Data!

What are People Making with Open Data?

Here are a few examples of apps people have made with Open Data:

Credits and CC Licensing

This guide as been used and adapted with permission from Dana McFarland, eResources Librarian from Vancouver Island University.
This guide is licensed under a CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.