OGD: High value...er, never mindBy Ryan Sibley Jan 26 2010 2:46 p.m.
Data.gov has apparently changed its mind about which datasets are high value. When datasets were released on Friday, the 2007-2008 State-to-State Migration Outflow file released by the Department of Treasury was designated high value--an asterisk appeared next to its entry in the raw data catalog on data.gov. Today that asterisk is gone. This would leave treasury one high value data set short of the three required by the Open Government Directive. But dont worry, they've added another. The dataset titled, Tax Year 2007 County Income Data, has been placed in the list and given an asterisk. What isn't shared with the public in this instance is the day it was released. The entry only says January 2010, while all other datasets identify the day as well.
Needless to say, the changes will complicate our goal of evaluating all high value data sets. We're leaving the migration data in the list, and adding the Treasury data. We've asked for clarification on how this happened, and why, from the White House.
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