The National Archives in Sweden has in June 2016 been assigned by the Swedish national government to promote efforts of the state authorities to create access to digital information and to open up public sector information (PSI). This work had a preparatory phase during 2016, and will be continued with the start of a new project called "Open Data and PSI".
The National Archives will collect and publish lists about available Public Sector Information (PSI) from government authorities, encourage state authorities to publish Open Data according to common guidelines, and also manage and develop the national Open Data portal oppnadata.se. The National Archives will also be further developing the web tutorial vidareutnyttjande.se.
Another part of the task is also to provide support to individuals to find data in the state administration and to assist them in contacts with the relevant authority. In this project, the National Archives will work closely together with the National Land Survey. A study on user needs will also be part of the project, and the Swedish translation of DCAT-AP metadata specification is also foreseen.
For the execution of the project, the team is recruiting a project administrator/communicator and a web editor/designer. Curious to know more about the developments in Sweden? Read this article!