Publish your data through your website
Publisher enables a Council to publish any of its back office data in a meaningful way via its website. Engage with your citizens by publishing your information, making it accessible and then enabling citizens to comment on it or post updates.
Publisher in action
Data Share is capable of accessing siloed system data and Publisher provides the means to search and access it via a Council’s website. Publisher includes powerful search technology to facilitate the process. So? ...well this means that any information, useful to the public, but previously locked up in individual systems now becomes accessible. Such as?...
Planning Simple or complex searches of the whole planning database.
Licensing Perhaps a noisy pub is keeping you awake at night and you want to check out its precise licensing hours before reporting the behaviour.
Scores on the Doors Avoid paying £100s per year to online hosting companies like scoresonthedoors.org. This enables the public to look up hygiene assessments at any of their local food outlets, favourite take-aways, clubs, pubs and restaurants. People will even be able to link to online forms to report their own findings!
Building Control The main function of Building Control is to ensure compliance with the building regulations Publisher provides a simple way to publish all BC data held by a council.
Cemeteries The BBC program ‘Who do you think you are?’ has driven a huge increase in the popularity of genealogy. Local Authorities hold vast amounts of data including cemeteries which can often provide clues to help people trying to trace their family lineage. Helping people out can be time consuming so it seems sensible to enable them to ‘self-serve’ via the website. Monmouthshire will be the first to put their cemetery data online using Publisher.
These are just a few examples.