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add "Why do the number of datasets on change?" to the FAQ #777

rebeccawilliams opened this Issue May 15, 2017 · 0 comments


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rebeccawilliams commented May 15, 2017

Recently WaPo reported:

Three months ago, there were 195,245 public data sets available on, according to Nathan Cortez, the associate dean of research at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, who studies the handling of public data. This week it stood at just under 156,000.

Data experts say the decrease, at least in part, may reflect the consolidation of data sets or the culling of outdated ones, rather than a strategic move to keep information from the public. But the reduction was clearly a conscious decision.

It'd be great to articulate:

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