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July 5, 2016 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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U.S. Open Data Declares Victory and Shutters

On July 31, 2016, the U.S. Open Data project will end. According to the press release, the project’s initial vision, “to improve the state of open data and to help ensure that government wouldn’t let open data become a passing fad,” has been largely successful, as evidenced by the improved federal government capacity to develop data platforms and the local approach supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities project. Some government agencies and workers have not fully embraced the open data culture, seeing the release of data as a liability and risk, but efforts to codify the principle (e.g., the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act) would make “open” the norm to which compliance is expected.

—Barbie E. Keiser

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