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Swedish Open Data team provides guidance for public administrations

New study now published

The Swedish Open Data at the National Archives has conducted a study in the spring of 2017 about the collection and publication of the datasets agencies are publishing under the Act on the re-use of documents from public administrations, known as PSI databases.

The report has been published recently, showing the results of the study and providing suggestions on how the National Archives could collect and publish PSI datasets. The report also illustrates the state of the art with regard to the work on the PSI at national and European level. The study serves as a guide on how to create and publish datasets according to the metadata format DCAT-AP, leading to a better coordination of the preparation and publication of datasets. Through this metadata specification, the National Archives can collect the datasets produced by 'harvesting' them and publish them on the Swedish national Open Data portal.

For more details on the findings, please refer to the full report available online. The Swedish Open Data team welcomes any comments or feedback on the report, either via their blog or by email to vidareutnyttjande@riksarkivet.se.