Posted by: Michael Bimmler
Public Sector Information Holder: Cabinet Office
Information Asset: Civil Service Yearbook
At the moment, the Civil Service Year Book's online edition (http://www.civil-service.co.uk) is only accessible via a costly subscription.
My ideal solution
The Civil Service Year Book's online edition should be open and accessible to everyone. Compare eg.:
http://europa.eu/whoiswho/ (European Union Who is who)
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/index.html (United States Government Manual)
http://www.staatskalender.admin.ch/ "Staatskalender / Annuaire fédéral / Annuario federale" of the Swiss government.
These three publications are very much similar to the Civil Service Year Book and have been completely "unlocked" by their respective governmental editors.
What I would do
Various uses are possible if the information is unlocked -- if "spam" or other "direct mailing / harassment" issues are a concern, then I refer to the three examples above.