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Office of Public Sector Information

Unlocking the potential of public sector information

Operating from within the National Archives, the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information. OPSI provides a wide range of services to the public, information industry, government and the wider public sector relating to finding, using, sharing and trading information.

APPSI Recruiting New Members

APPSI is currently seeking four new members all of whom will be required to have a background in public sector information. We are looking for

These four posts are unpaid public appointments that will appeal to those who wish to influence government policy and support the wider re-use of information resources.

To obtain an application pack please go to the recruitment page of the APPSI website (external link) or alternatively call 0208 392 5330 extension 2252.

Closing date for returned application forms is Monday 9 February 2009.

Public Sector Information Conference, 14 October, 2008

OPSI sponsored the one-day public sector information (PSI) conference on the 14 October 2008 in Central London. Michael Wills, Minister of State for the Ministry of Justice, and the Minister for Transformational Government, Tom Watson, delivered keynote speeches at the event.

See links below for coverage of the event:

The United Kingdom Report on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information 2008

This time last year OPSI produced a report marking the first two years of operation of the UK regime for public sector information (PSI) and tracking progress made to date. As with the first report, OPSI’s aim was to ensure that the legislation that underpinned the various UK tools and initiatives to deliver PSI services ’is recognised, understood and put into practice’. The Report highlights the key milestones and tracks the progress made by OPSI and the UK government over the past year.

The United Kingdom’s Response to the European Commission’s Review of the PSI Directive

The UK publishes its official response to the EC’s questionnaire on the Review of the PSI Directive. The UK Report on the Re-use of PSI 2008 has informed the UK’s response to the EC’s review.

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Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO) continues to exist and fulfill its core activities including responsibility for the publication of legislation and the management of Crown copyright operating from within OPSI. For more information on OPSI and HMSO please see the Related Pages menu.

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