of Public Sector Information (OPSI) or Her Majesty's Stationery
Office (HMSO) - Crown Copyright
the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) or Her Majesty's
Stationery Office (HMSO)
Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) now comes under the Office of
Public Sector Information (OPSI)
from within the National Archives, the Office of Public Sector Information
(OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards,
delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information.
OPSI provides a wide range of services to the public, information
industry, government and the wider public sector relating to finding,
using, sharing and trading information.
The merger of
OPSI with the National Archives in October 2006 enables the combined
organisation to provide strong and coherent leadership for the development
of information policy across government and the wider public sector.
OPSI has an
important role as a regulator of public sector information holders
for their information trading activities. The Information Fair Trader
Scheme (IFTS) founded on the principles of openness, transparency,
fairness, compliance and challenge helps re-users of public sector
information to know that they will be treated reasonably and fairly.
OPSI also investigates complaints against public sector information
holders made under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations.
the Click-Use system for obtaining a licence to re-use Crown copyright
and public sector material through an online licensing process and
is responsible for the Information Asset Register (IAR) that lists
information assets held by the UK Government with a focus on unpublished
material. OPSI also provides a secretariat to the Advisory Panel
on Public Sector Information (APPSI), which advises Ministers on
how best to encourage the re-use of public sector information.
within OPSI, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO) continues
to exist and fulfil its core activities including responsibility
for the publication of legislation and the management of Crown copyright.