Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Benefits, Adoption Barriers and Myths of Open Data and Open Government

an article by Marijn Janssen and Anneke Zuiderwijk (Delft University of Technology) and Yannis Charalabidis (University of the Aegean, Rhodes) published in Information Systems Management Volume 29 Issue 4 (Fall 2012)


In this article, based on data collected through interviews and a workshop, the benefits and adoption barriers for open data have been derived.

The results suggest that a conceptually simplistic view is often adopted with regard to open data, which automatically correlates the publicising of data with use and benefits.

Also, five “myths” concerning open data are presented, which place the expectations within a realistic perspective.

Further, the recommendation is provided that such projects should take a user’s view.

Hazel’s comment:
Too right!
Any projects should take a user’s view.
I have seen too many statements from the UK government which tell me the data is provided but when I try to look at it I discover that I have no way of understanding what these numbers mean.

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