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Volume 10 Issue 2, ECEG / Dec 2012  pp95‑181

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Editorial for the ECEG special issue of EJEG  pp95‑96

Frank Bannister

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Data Mining Solutions for Local Municipalities  pp97‑106

Gözde Bakırlı, Derya Birant, Erol Mutlu, Alp Kut, Levent Denktaş, Dilşah Çetin

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The Disruptive Innovation Theory Applied to National Implementations of E‑procurement  pp107‑119

Juan Carlos Barahona., Andrey M. Elizondo

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Innovation of eParticipation Strategies Using Living Labs as Intermediaries  pp120‑132

Brian Cleland, Maurice Mulvenna, Brendan Galbraith, Jonathan Wallace, Suzanne Martin

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A Framework for Adopting E‑Voting in Jordan  pp133‑146

Ashtarout Nu’man

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From “Rules to Interpret” to “Rules to Follow”: ePrescription in Greece  pp147‑155

Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou, Vassilis Tsagkas, Nicolas Marmaras

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Socio‑technical Impediments of Open Data  pp156‑172

Anneke Zuiderwijk, Marijn Janssen, Sunil Choenni, Ronald Meijer, Roexsana Sheikh Alibaks

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Abstract

There is an increasing demand for opening data provided by public and private organisations. Various organisations have already started to publish their data and potentially there are many benefits to gain. However, realising the intended positive effects and creating value from using open data on a large scale is easier said than done. Opening and using data encounters numerous impediments which can have both a socio and a technical nature. Yet, no overview of impediments is available from the perspective of the open data user. Socio‑technical impediments for the use of open data were identified based on a literature overview, four workshops and six interviews. An analysis of these 118 impediments shows that open data policies provide scant attention to the user perspective, whereas users are the ones generating value from open data. The impediments that the open data process currently encounters were analysed and categorized in ten categories: 1) availability and access, 2) find ability, 3) usability, 4) understand ability, 5) quality, 6) linking and combining data, 7) comparability and compatibility, 8) metadata, 9) interaction with the data provider, and 10) opening and uploading. The impediments found in literature differ from impediments that were found in empirical research. Our overview of impediments derived from both literature and empirical research is therefore more comprehensive than what was already available. The comprehensive overview of impediments can be used as a basis for improving the open data process, and can be extended in further research. This will result in the solving of some impediments and new impediments might rise over time. 

 

Keywords: open data, open government data, impediments, barriers, challenges, problems, user perspective.

 

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The Challenge of Technolgy: Alignment Dynamics in Local Governments  pp173‑181

Elke Boudry & Pieter Verdegem

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