Nick Holmes of Binary Law wrote to tell us about the Office of Public Sector Information’s forum for a new PSI re-use request service. His blog post about the forum is here.

As noted in the forum description, the service is being built in response to recommendation 8 in the Power of Information Review by Ed Mayo and Tom Steinberg, published in June:

Recommendation 8. To improve government’s responsiveness to demand for public sector
information, by July 2008 OPSI should create a web-based channel to gather and assess
requests for publication of public sector information.

In the inaugral post from 5th September, John Sheridan (Head of e-Services at OPSI) says:

The government has accepted this recommendation and OPSI would like to engage with the
re-user community with setting this new web-channel up. This is why we have set up this
discussion forum, to hear your views and discuss our plans.

We hope those with an interest in re-using PSI let their thoughts be known!

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at and he tweets at @jwyg.

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