Open Data is a recent and important movement that has economic, social, and political benefits. Despite a lot of attention in literature there are still limitations with the existing Open Data frameworks in describing technical accessibility of Open Data. In this paper, at first, we review the emergence of Open Data and the current state of frameworks and standards. We also describe our progress and findings working with Open Data at the local, state, and federal level in Australia. We then present a new Open Data Accessibility Framework (ODAF), which more completely defines levels of Open Data accessibility, guiding data custodians to make data more accessible for Open Data consumers.

Presented at Conferences

  • ALLDATA 2015: The First International Conference on Big Data, Small Data, Linked Data and Open Data (2015)

    Barcelona, Spain