January 2021 Data Snapshot
In the January 2021 data snapshot, you will find information on:
- Dataset Highlight: Offenders Released from Iowa Prisons
- Silo Busting: The Challenges and Successes of Intergovernmental Data Sharing
- A Federal Repository for Data Resources
- Supporting Data Reuse
- Data Assets
- Portal Accounts
- State Data Plan
News, Updates & Tips
Dataset Highlight: Offenders Released from Iowa Prisons
This dataset provides information on offenders released from Iowa prisons beginning in FY 2009. It includes the date and fiscal year of when an offender is released from prison, their age group, sex, race - ethnicity, closure type, convicting offense with description and the number of months served.
Silo Busting: The Challenges and Successes of Intergovernmental Data Sharing
IBM Center of The Business of Government
This new report identifies seven common challenges that serve as barriers to more effective data sharing. It uses insights developed from the range of case studies to identify key factors for successful intergovernmental data sharing, such as committed leadership, effective processes, and data quality. It then offers a set of recommendations to guide government officials on ways they could undertake data sharing initiatives, along with specific action steps they could take.
A Federal Repository for Data Resources
Resources.data.gov is an online repository of policies, tools, case studies, and other resources to support data governance, management, exchange, and use throughout the federal government. However, there may be a nugget or two for us at the state level.
Supporting Data Reuse
Data reuse requires sufficient understanding of the data to ensure that it is used appropriately. To ensure your data supports reuse, you need to cover the What, Who, Where, When, and How. What is your data about, and how does it relate to your program or project? What is the source of your data and what subject or discipline is it related to? Who is responsible for collecting and publishing the data? Where was your data collected? When was it collected? Lastly, how was it collected? Good metadata and data documentation are the key for reuse.
The table below reports the number of public data assets published on the state data portal by asset type for the portal as a whole.
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Total User Accounts: 138
Active Users: 26 (18.8% of total)
Note: Active Users have logged in the data portal at least once in the past month.
The State Data Plan identifies actions Executive Branch State Agencies (non-elected) intend to implement.
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