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Sun Dec 12 18:29:16 GMT 2010

back to the original raw data sources you've used, which is what you're
doing in the spreadsheet. You might event want to think about including
a list of all the datasets you used just as a separate section on the
page - so that your 'Data Appendix' shows the context you've used the
data in, and links to 'raw data sources' helps people head off to
explore that data in context.

It will be interesting to see if any coverage/use of the report picks up
on the data appendix - and who the users are - as I suspect it won't
just be data-geeks who are interested in the content (lots of people
after the raw numbers and facts, as well as ways of mashing-up and
visualising the data...)

All the best


On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM, David Kane <David.Kane at>

		Hi - you'll probably have seen the cuts research we
released today.
	At the risk of being a self-publicist we've also released a
"data appendix" spreadsheet that contains all the source data we used in
creating the report. You can find a link to the spreadsheet here:
	I guess a wider point is that I often find we're releasing this
kind of analysed data regularly, and apart from just putting up excel
spreadsheets (though probably should be using open spreadsheet files!)
I'm never sure of the best way of making them "open".
	I think it's different to "raw" data, like the charity
commission register for example, because a CSV file can't show you the
sructure of the data correctly, with lots of small linked tables. So I'm
never sure if there's a better alternative to producing a big excel

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