8-9 hours /day in a hot   With voracious            classroom     mosquitos.
Inaccessible Information   It hurts everybody.
How (most) government information is            produced & shared:      W      WW                                     Word...
Usability #FailNever thought to design information for citizens’ use.             Document Management Documents are prefer...
Libraries for LibrariansInformation designed for & by those who use itprofessionally.            Information AnachronismIn...
Governments have other  options.
Akoma Ntoso•   UN-backed standard    format for legislative info•   XML-based•   Naming standards•   Ontologies for metada...
Akoma Ntoso•   Systemized design in    XML, semantic markups•   Sharing is easy•   Allows for versions•   Exportable into ...
Think of the Future•   What will we use for    documents?•   How will we interact    with government?•   We may not be abl...
Akoma Ntoso in Action<akomantoso xmlns="http://www.akomantoso.org/1.0"><bill><meta>METADATA ELEMENTS HERE</meta><preface>T...
Akoma Ntoso in Action<chapter id="chap02"> <num>CHAPTER 2</num> <title>TRADITIONAL COMMUNITIES AND TRADITIONALCOUNCILS</ti...
Sarah Schacht Executive Director,Knowledge As Power      director@ knowledgeaspower.org@SarahSchacht on Twitter
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    1. 1. 8-9 hours /day in a hot With voracious classroom mosquitos.
    2. 2. Inaccessible Information It hurts everybody.
    3. 3. How (most) government information is produced & shared: W WW Word Websites Really complicated,W W expensive, W old systems PDF’s Storage Sites Email W HTML sharing W proprietary Various Formats format Citizens Gov Offices Governments Internal Partners
    4. 4. Usability #FailNever thought to design information for citizens’ use. Document Management Documents are preferred to be in image formats instead of searchable formats (computer readable information). Contractor DependencyLittle incentive for contractors to publish in computer-readable format. Government IT staff made scarce.1st Photo by Gwens River City Images
    5. 5. Libraries for LibrariansInformation designed for & by those who use itprofessionally. Information AnachronismInformation remaining in late ’90’s technology. PDFs,html, scanned images of documents. ‘70’s tech ofmicrofiche. Pay-to-Play You want access? That’ll cost ‘ya.Photos by: Gwens River City Images, DaveSag,
    6. 6. Governments have other options.
    7. 7. Akoma Ntoso• UN-backed standard format for legislative info• XML-based• Naming standards• Ontologies for metadata• Used in EU, UN, Africa, Italy, other countries
    8. 8. Akoma Ntoso• Systemized design in XML, semantic markups• Sharing is easy• Allows for versions• Exportable into new technologies• Easily deployable
    9. 9. Think of the Future• What will we use for documents?• How will we interact with government?• We may not be able to access our current laws.• We’ll be more interdependent.
    10. 10. Akoma Ntoso in Action<akomantoso xmlns="http://www.akomantoso.org/1.0"><bill><meta>METADATA ELEMENTS HERE</meta><preface>TEXT HERE</preface><preamble>TEXT HERE</preamble><clauses>HIERARCHY OF PARTS HERE</clauses><attachments>REFERENCES HERE</attachments></bill></akomantoso>
    11. 11. Akoma Ntoso in Action<chapter id="chap02"> <num>CHAPTER 2</num> <title>TRADITIONAL COMMUNITIES AND TRADITIONALCOUNCILS</title> <article id="art02"> <num>2.</num> <title>Recognition of traditional communities</title> <clause id="art02-cla01"> <num>(1)</num> <p>A community may be recognised as...</p> </clause> <clause id="art02-cla02"> <num>(2)</num> <p>The Premier of a province may, ... </p> </clause> </article></chapter>
    12. 12. Sarah Schacht Executive Director,Knowledge As Power director@ knowledgeaspower.org@SarahSchacht on Twitter

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