There is quite a bit of interest on campus and other places about data libraries, data sharing, open data, DSIC … and that is just the tip of the iceberg. This topic is both relevant to research and government, and through those to probably a great deal of human endeavor. Much of the conversations on this topic that I’ve observed or overheard have related to professional challenges in managing the process, facilitating access, promoting awareness, soliciting data, verifying and evaluation quality, and similar issues. Then I stumble across this presentation saying how to do it simply, easily, with virtually no money or resources to help the people in your own local community. Provocative to think about in the context of the larger initiative!
Slideshare: DIY data store for your town (William Perrin):