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The Dynamics of Opening Government Data

Abstract

Forward

Executive Summary

Introduction

An Information Polity Perspective for Opening Government Data

Open Data Case Examples

Dynamic Model of Opening Data

Discussion and Implications

Cited Work & References

Acknowledgments

Abstract
The Dynamics of Opening Government Data
Fri, 30 Nov 2012
Natalie C. Helbig, Anthony M. Cresswell, G. Brian Burke, and Luis Luna-Reyes
 
The information polity perspective described in this paper provides government a way to identify the various stakeholders and their patterns of interaction that influence or control the generation, flows, and uses of enhanced information resources in open data initiatives. The dynamic modeling techniques used highlight the ways different constraints can impact the system as a whole and affect value creation. These tools support planners' ability to generate informed hypotheses about changing patterns of interaction among existing and potential new stakeholders. In this way, governments can better evaluate the costs, risks, and benefits of a wide variety of open data initiatives.