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Archives public task statements published
Libraries public task statements published
Galleries public task statements published
Museums public task statements published
Template statement on the re-use of public sector information
Glossary of PSI and re-use terms
Information asset lists
Scope of the Re-use of PSI Regulations 2015
Guidance on public task statements
Implementation guidance on the 2015 PSI Regulations – cultural sector bodies
Implementation guidance on 2015 PSI Regulations – for re-users
Implementation guidance on the 2015 PSI Regulations – public sector bodies
The National Archives publishes statement of public task
The National Archives has published its statement of public task under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.
Ordnance Survey re-accredited to IFTS
Ordnance Survey (OS) has been re-accredited to the Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS). The report on the re-verification of OS against the IFTS principles, focusing on governance issues has been published on our IFTS members page.
Law Wales website available
A new website Law Wales (Cyfraith Cymru), a collaboration between the Welsh Government and Westlaw UK, is now available to use. Developed as part of the Counsel General for Walesâ€™s initiatives to improve access to Welsh legislation, it aims to provide explanatory narrative and commentary on all areas of law devolved to Wales. Law Wales provides a navigable topic structure and overviews of the law on devolved topics prepared by the Welsh Government.
PSI Directive Implementation Guidance published
The National Archives has published Implementation Guidance on the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. The Guidance is in three documents, one for public sector bodies generally, one specifically for cultural sector bodies, and one for re-users of public sector information.
PSI Re-use Regulations published
The National Archives is pleased to announce that the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 were published on 25 June as SI 2015/1415. Our guidance will be updated as soon as possible and final copies are expected to be available online early next week. The in-force date will be 18 July 2015.
IFTS re-verification of DVSA
The Standards team is conducting an Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS) verification of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in the weeks of 8-19 June 2015. Read the principles IFTS is based on. If re-users, current or potential, of DVSA information have any points they wish to flag in confidence for the assessment they are encouraged to contact the team at email@example.com. Anonymous feedback will be passed to DVSA as part of the verification to help raise standards and improve practice.
Draft PSI guidance for public sector bodies published
The National Archives has published draft guidance for public sector bodies (PDF, 0.9 MB) to help them to comply with the forthcoming Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations. The guidance tells public sector bodies what the Regulations will mean for them. Separate draft guidance documents have also been published for cultural public sector bodies and for re-users of public sector information.
NMDC publishes PSI guidance for the museum sector
The National Museums Directors’ Council (NMDC) has published guidance on the amended Re-use of Public Sector Information Directive for the museum sector. The amended PSI Directive extends its scope to museums and certain other cultural sector bodies for the first time. NMDC’s guidance includes a decision tree, drawn up by NMDC with The National Archives, to assist public sector museums determine if they will be subject to the Directive.