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This guide was created to explain the idea of Open Data and how to make your data open. In addition, this guide provides examples of Open Data mandates, resources and case studies.
Content in this guide was authored or compiled by past and current members of the Scholarly Communications Office at Emory University.
Open Data is data made available to the public by individuals and organizations for anyone to use, share, and modify for any purpose, "subject, at most, to measures that preserve provenance and openness." (Open Definition 2.1)
Good open data:
Principles from the Open Data Institute, What makes data open?
A brief introduction to what Open Data is, why it is useful to the general public, and some of the issues faced in creating, finding and using Open Data.
Have any questions on making your data technically accessible or about data management in general?
Contact Jennifer Doty, Research Data Librarian
Have any questions on licenses for your data or other legal questions?
Contact Melanie Kowalski, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian