[okfn-labs] Wanted - Data Curators to Maintain Key Datasets in High-Quality, Easy-to-Use and Open Form

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Sat Jan 3 13:11:19 UTC 2015

Hi All,

tl;dr Seeking volunteers to join me in forming team of "data curators
maintaining high-value datasets (GDP, ISO codes etc) as top-quality Data

Read more in the post or in the excerpts below:

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Happy New Year to you all!

All the best,

Rufus Pollock

Wanted - Data Curators to Maintain Key Datasets in High-Quality,
Easy-to-Use and Open Form

*Wanted*: volunteers to join a team of “Data Curators” maintaining *“core”
datasets* (like GDP or ISO-codes) in *high-quality, easy-to-use and open*

   - *What is the project about*: Collecting and maintaining important and
   commonly-used (“core”) datasets in high-quality, standardized and
   easy-to-use form - in particular, as up-to-date, well-structured Data
   Packages <http://data.okfn.org/doc/data-package/>.
   The “Core Datasets” effort is part of the broader Frictionless Data
   initiative <http://data.okfn.org/>.
   - *What would you be doing*: identifying and locating core (public)
   datasets, cleaning and standardizing the data and making sure the results
   are kept up to date and easy to use
   - *Who can participate*: anyone can contribute. Details on the skills
   needed are below.
   - *Get involved*: read more below or jump straight to the sign-up section

*Read more
... http://okfnlabs.org/blog/2015/01/03/data-curators-wanted-for-core-datasets.html

Get Involved - Sign Up Now!

We are looking for volunteer contributors to form a “curation team”.

   - *Time commitment*: Members of the team commit to at least 8-16h per
   month (though this will be an average - if you are especially busy with
   other things one month and do less that is fine)
   - *Schedule*: There is no schedule so you can contribute at any time
   that is good for you - evenings, weekeneds, lunch-times etc
   - *Location*: all activity will be carried out online so you can be
   based anywhere in the world
   - *Skills*: see above

To register your interest in joining fill in the form online

Any questions, please get in touch directly <http://okfnlabs.org/contact/>.

Want to Dive Straight In?

Can’t wait to get started as a Data Curator? You can dive straight in and
start packaging the already-selected (but not packaged) core datasets. Full
instructions here:

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