JMH Associates Builds Reusable Data Solutions and Architectures
We Know Public Data
Organizations and governments working with us have a unique opportunity to follow best practices in open data publishing from the start. In other instances, ‘new’ data can mean identification of existing datasets and mandating their release as open data. Information can run the gamut from corporate registration data to the video, audio, and minutes from a public meeting. It can also include historic information that has previously been locked in paper-based archives. Specific mandates can be made about a variety of kinds of data; information ranging from transportation data to lobbying registration databases to the video and audio of public meetings. Descriptive phrases such as ‘high-value’ or ‘high priority’, when used without direction or indication of how to assign value or priority, can open up loopholes that slow or prevent the release of information desired by the public.
Services to Help Data Publication and Valuation
- Work with government officials and members of key public stakeholder groups to identify data valuable to internal and public processes that can be released.
- We can work with government officials to establish open data legislation, which requires the release of specific classes or categories of datasets as open data.
- We develop the scope of ‘new’ information and identify key agencies, committees or other relevant agent necessary for the digitization and publishing process. With assistance from government data stewards, we can create specific requirements for ongoing updates of open data, and aim to release government data as quickly as it is gathered and collected in ‘real time’. Releasing new data online in a way that is free of intellectual property restrictions or fees, in a structured format and ensure that the data is kept updated in a timely manner will make our client one of the leaders in the national open data space.
Services to to Help Open Data Governance and Data Management
- Manage open government data efforts including coordinating data reuse through APIs, create public data products, repositories, work flows and visualizations
- Decrease the cost of managing data and increasing the value of the data available
- Improve how the jurisdiction collects, uses, manages, and publishes data
- Lead initiative efforts to track data collections, data purchases, databases, physical data models, and linkages between datasets
- Improve data quality and how data quality is measured
- Ensure data is available, reliable, consistent, accessible, secure, and timely to support the mission and activities of the jurisdiction
- Align and standardize data models
- Set up jurisdictional data-working groups
- Create a project management methodology
- Set up ongoing training and accreditation of staff and data sets according to the principles and standards of The World Bank and the Open Government Partnership
- Provide ongoing support as the auxiliary open data team for the jurisdiction, ensuring institutional memory and sustainability