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  1. Web 2.0 and Official Statistics: The UK Perspective Alan Smith

  2. the internet is here to stay… map of selected portion of the internet(Britt, 2005) …but it is evolving…

  3. change driven by users…

  4. enabled by technology…

  5. Web 2.0 is about collaboration but, even for the public sector…?

  6. ?

  7. Matt Raymond, Library of Congress “From the library’s perspective, this pilot project is a statement about the power of the Web and user communities to help people better acquire information, knowledge and – most importantly – wisdom”

  8. Source: Jessica Gardner, UNECE (2008) Web 2.0 and Statistics Producers…

  9. the UK Perspective “Today the most successful websites are those that bring together content created by the people who use them” “Over the next few months we will be embedding data mash-up into thinking across all of government” Tom Watson MP Minister for Transformational Government Cabinet Office

  10. the UK Perspective “The Power of Information” taskforce http://powerofinformation.wordpress.com/ = there is no option to stand still

  11. new opportunities…

  12. statistics gov - the right channel? 200,000 “statistics.gov.uk” web 2.0 PIC – BBC edition,1st 24 hours PIC – ONS launch Jedi PIC – ONS normal web 1.0 daily hits 0 100,000

  13. Web 2.0 CAN be a vehicle for expertise Is it so hard to imagine ONS – or its users - using these techniques?…

  14. AJAX/RIA = the maturing browser

  15. new tools for working

  16. UK civil servants can even BLOG

  17. Risks “The Cult of the Amateur” Andrew Keene (2007) Credibility and authority of official statistics Access for people with disabilities Employee access to online tools Cultural issues – lack of a strategy …

  18. Towards a progressive web strategy for ONS A ‘future of the web’ strategy endorsed by national statistician and directors Alignment with ‘Power of Information’ philosophy A decision to embrace Web 2.0 : development of an API dedicated data visualisation centre for presenting outputs = being smarter and more efficient in our approach …an example

  19. Being smarter and more efficient… An Application Programming Interface (API) for ONS Statistics

  20. Silo Based Development Not good for us… Not good for our users

  21. Remove the silos……

  22. Join it up… API API

  23. And consider the wider opportunities.. External Access (web 2.0) API OGDs API

  24. Further reading…

  25. ?alan.smith@ons.gov.uk