The search giant Google recently unveiled a search engine for open data that aims to assist researchers in locating online and freely available data.
Dataset Search will help to fill gaps and greatly assist in contributing towards the open-data movement. Many organizations have already made their data-sets available for the new search engine and the list have been growing rapidly.
Google as a heavy-weight of setting standards in the areas they operate can provide the much needed push for organizations to contribute to the open-data movement by encouraging them to adopt the standards required to be part of the new search engine. A uniform standard will allow for open-data to be more easily reachable by researchers world-wide without having to rely on word of mouth as in the past.
You can visit the Google Dataset Search engine and test it here.
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