Goldstein, Brett, and Lauren Dyson. Beyond Transparency: Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation. 1 edition. Code for America Press, 2013. http://bit.ly/15OAxgF
- This “cross-disciplinary survey of the open data landscape” features stories from practitioners in the open data space — including Michael Flowers, Brett Goldstein, Emer Colmeman and many others — discussing what they’ve accomplished with open civic data. The book “seeks to move beyond the rhetoric of transparency for transparency’s sake and towards action and problem solving.”
- The book’s editors seek to accomplish the following objectives:
- Help local governments learn how to start an open data program
- Spark discussion on where open data will go next
- Help community members outside of government better engage with the process of governance
- Lend a voice to many aspects of the open data community.
- The book is broken into five sections: Opening Government Data, Building on Open Data, Understanding Open Data, Driving Decisions with Data and Looking Ahead.
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