Scottish Parliament beta site

The Scottish Parliament would like feedback on their new website which is currenty in beta.  The  site  hosts Legislation (Bills)  and Debates and Questions. My first question is “Where has the official report gone?” The publication called the Official Report, established in 1999, is not mentioned on the beta site. It appears now under  ‘Debates and Questions’. This is an issue for archiving purposes, metadata creation (is this a change of title? I believe not) and citing the resource, for example. Authoritative information is difficult enough to find so consistency  in my experience is key.  Please have a look at the new site and see if it meets your users needs.  Feedback can be sent to info@parliament.scot or by clicking on the ‘was this page useful’ tab at the foot of each webpage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Digital Developments: the Scottish Perspective

A post by our own Helen Costello for SCOOPs new blog

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The Scottish Parliament has recently developed a variety of digital working practices that are designed to transform current approaches to many of the organisations core business activities. The main aim is that anyone will be able to consume services digitally, enabling them to connect, communicate and collaborate more successfully with others.

A number of recent innovations are already in place aimed at realising some of the core benefits of the ‘digital by default’ philosophy not least of which is the Open Data project, now in its first phase.   The objective of the Open Data Project is to open our parliamentary business data so that you can freely re-use it with no restrictions other than attributing it to the Scottish Parliament.   The Scottish Parliament Open Licence enables you to do this and the approach to opening our data is consistent with methods applied by the UK Government as set out in…

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