Tag: Data

  • Freight data makes me feel like a failure

    Freight, originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk. Yesterday I got one of my least favourite types of reference questions: somebody wanted freight data. Not just that, but freight data about how much it costs to ship dry goods in different types of container ships. Why do I hate freight data? It’s opaque. It’s inaccessible. It’s expensive. […]

  • Data.Gov — transparency overload, PR move, tool.

    FBI DATA REELS (UN-Classified) and unreadable to me!, originally uploaded by spike55151. The SLA Gov Info division posted this morning a link to a Harvard Business School case study, Data.Gov: Matching Government Data with Rapid Innovation. (There’s a free copy of the study for government employees linked on the DGI blog.) It’s a good read […]