[SDI-Europe] Netherlands: Open Access Policy (April 2007)
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Netherlands: Open Access Policy
The Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) announced the publication of a report on open access policy for government information. The report approaches the topic through five international case studies: France, Germany - Northrhine Westphalia, Norway, Spain - Catalonia, and UK – England & Wales. [The report itself is in Dutch, but the Executive Summary and case studies are in English]
The report was prepared by several authors who are members of this list.
Dr. ir. Bastiaan van Loenen
Mr. dr. ir. Jaap Zevenbergen
Dr. Garfield Giff
Dr. ir. Joep Crompvoets
The report reaches eight conclusions (recommendations):
1. Apply the current general policy for public sector information (maximum price of marginal cost of dissemination and no conditions that limit the reuse) to public sector geo-information. Allow only a limited number of (very specific) exemptions.
2. Promote the transparency of use restrictions
3. Promote the documentation of metadata.
4. Require by law free viewing of public sector GI.
5. Promote the free availability of GI within government. If necessary change current financial streams at the budget level.
6. Create a one-stop shop (one portal where an overview of available public GI) in a neutral organisation, which does not have a market interest.
7. Promote the development of private value-added services by introducing an Experimentation clause in the new Dutch Freedom of information act.
8. Delineate what value-added activities the (semi-) public sector may develop and what should be left to the private sector.
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