Show Us a Better Way

Thanks to Iman Moradi for highlighting this site:

Show Us a Better Way
Tell us what you’d build with public information and we could help fund your idea!

Ever been frustrated that you can’t find out something that ought to be easy to find? Ever been baffled by league tables or ‘performance indicators’? Do you think that better use of public information could improve health, education, justice or society at large?

The UK Government wants to hear your ideas for new products that could improve the way public information is communicated.

To show they are serious, the Government is making available gigabytes of new or previously invisible public information especially for people to use in this competition.

Go on, Show Us A Better Way.

The UK Government has come under a lot of criticism in the last few years for not making publicly funded data available, so does this mark a sea change in attitude?

My second thought when I read the web page was that you could do the same with your library… although I’m not suggesting you offer a top prize of £20,000!

Show Us a Better Way
Tell us what you’d do to improve the library and we could make it a reality!

Ever been frustrated that you can’t find out something that ought to be easy to find? Ever been baffled by library resources or the library services on offer?

We want to hear your ideas for new ways that we can improve how our services.

Go on, Show Us A Better Way.

Alternatively, as we begin to make our library data available for re-use, this would be a great way of promoting unintended uses.

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