We are pleased to announce a little pre x-mas present: The newest issue of our open access e-journal at JeDEM.org.
This issue comprises the best papers of the CeDEM 15 conference in May 2015 in Krems, Austria.
Included are the keynotes by Shauneen Furlong and Alon Peled held at the CeDEM15 Conference at Danube University Krems, research papers from CeDEM and a paper submitted to the JeDEM open submission system. The keynotes’ articles describe the challenges to transformational government and the linking (or “wazing”) of the world’s government data resources. The authors investigate transparency in open governments, the critical factors in the use and publication of open data, the motivation to share knowledge in public administrations using new media technologies, as well as cities’ commitment to open data.
Who produces the greatest amount of data? US Congress Library ? No (=the size of bacteria). Google? No (=size of a merlin bird). NSA? No (=size of a whale). It is the Federal Agencies. Alon Peled in his keynote “Wazing the Information Super Highway: Linking the World’s Open Data Resources”.
#CeDEM15 Keynote “Wazing the Information Super Highway: Linking the World’s Open Data Resources”
Associate Professor and Political Scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(Guerilla knitting by @anked still here from #CEDEM12 !! :-))
Here you’ll find minutes of the Open Data Session on the first day of CEDEM13. Presentations: 4. Room occupancy: full. Weather report: Lovely late morning sunshine.
Re-Designing Open Data 2.0
At the moment, open data is moving forward. This contribution is dealing with a categorisation of criticism towars Open Data (named “Open Data 1.0 Criticism) like bad design or unrealistic goals, technology obsession etc. Beside the need of conceptualising this criticism, there is certainly a place for Open Data, but open does not neccessarily mean free. There could also be an intern arena created between agencies we have to be aware of. (more…)