Without any doubt, the intrinsics of linked data are nowhere easy to understand. A plethora of terms, concepts, methodologies and techniques collides to what is known as the Semantic Web.
The Center of E-Government takes part in a movement to actively promote open government data to Austrian public administration bodies and argues pros outweighting the cons. Neither politicians nor government representatives are required to understand the intricacies of the semantic web to unleash the potential of open data. But at one point, architects and implementors come down to the level of bits and bytes. This is where the video How to Publish Linked Data on the Web becomes and invaluable resource to understand the concepts behind linked data.
The video is very much recommended to those standing on the threshold from inception to actually provide open data sets adhering to the open data principles and following Tim Berners-Lee five star maturity model.
e-Government and e-Participation (European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate General)
10 December 2008. The EU is investing heavily in e-government to help boost growth while delivering on the benefits of the information society, including greater cross-border collaboration, less fragmented research effort, and access to ICT anywhere, anytime and by anyone. This report examines how ICT is revolutionising the way citizens, businesses and public administrations interact.
“ICT Research. The policy perspective. e-Government and e-Participtation” at ec.europa.eu (pdf-file)