I’m pleased to present my first VoxPopuLII post on open data for folks who aren’t exactly open data people: librarians like you and I. In a nutshell: there are lots of goals surrounding open government data, and frankly, you’ve got to set your own goals because your needs are unique to you. I’m all in favor of transparency, but I’m willing to say “yay accountability,” while also saying “yay projects that help me support my mission and impress the folks who give me money.” Enjoy!