August 4, 2008
Research Resources from UK Parliament
- Commons Library Research Papers: Research papers on subjects of current interest, compiled for MPs by the staff of the House of Commons Library.
- Lords Library Notes: Research notes on subjects of current interest, compiled for Lords by the staff of the House of Lords Library.
- Parliament and Constitution Research: A selection of research papers and standard notes produced by the House of Commons Library on subjects such as: central government, constitution, Crown, devolution, elections, Parliament, and political parties.
- Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology: Short briefing notes and longer reports on science and technology issues published by POST.
New Developments in UK Public Sector Information: Asking Users What They Want. On Binary Law, Nick Holmes reports on two new UK governments services to distribute public sector information. Actually, one is a competition. The Cabinet Office’s Power of Information Taskforce will award suggests for new products that could improve the way public information is communicated. Show Us a Better Way has a £20,000 prize fund to develop the best ideas to the next level.
The second development, the Public Sector Information Unlocking Service (beta) has been launched by the Office of Public Sector Information of the National Archives. The Office is taking user requests for information they want unlocked for re-use.
More on these two UK developments on Binary Law, see Unlocking the power of information.
[RJ & JH]
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