OpenMissouri is a project created by David Herzog, a faculty fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. The one-year pilot project is designed to promote government transparency by informing journalists, information professionals, citizens and businesses about offline data held by state agencies. The keystone of the project will be a website, to launch in November, that will feature a card catalog that provides information and how-to tips on accessing offline databases and descriptive details about the information they contain. Users will also be able to post actual data that they uncover during research projects.
So far OpenMissouri has the support of the Missouri Press and Broadcasters associations and the Missouri Sunshine Coalition and is actively seeking organizations and individuals to lend support by:
Spreading the word about OpenMissouri
Following the project on Twitter: @OpenMissouri
Helping build data card catalog
Using the website
Participating in conversations on the site
More information: http://www.rjionline.org/fellows-program/herzog/index.php