This website is freshly minted, but will eventually be the repository for our new project, undertaking discovery work to determine what a good data standard should be for community directory-based information.
The partners – Adur and Worthing, Devon County Council and Buckinghamshire Council – have secured funding from MHCLG Local Digital to deliver this work. In the meantime you can read the full proposal on the Local Digital website.
Our procurement is now live on the Government Marketplace. We are looking for a great team to work with @AdurandWorthing , @DevonCC and @Buckscc on a discovery for the creation & maintenance of local service directories, to understand what a ‘directory as a service’ could & should look like.
As a recipient of the MHCLG Digital Fund, the collaborating organisations (Adur and Worthing Council, Devon County Council, Buckinghamshire County Council) are carrying out a discovery on local service directories. Councils and local public and voluntary organisations have various needs for accurate and trusted data about local services. There is a lot of duplication of effort, little join-up and existing data standards are rarely used in local service directories. We want to know what a directory of services could and should look like in 2019.