The fitness of OGD for the creation of public value (Stefan Huber)
The fitness of OGD for thecreation of public value Indexing the fitness of municipal OGD for e-participation and data journalism An Open Science project hosted by: http://openscience.alpine-geckos.at/mogd-i/Stefan HuberPresenting at the conference for e-democracy & open government, 2012.
Corner stones of the mOGD-I: OGD is a key feature of open government OGD strategies vary across municipalities The notion of public value (Benington, 2011): 1. what the public values (synonym: appreciates) 2. what adds value to the public sphere If OGD is processed into e-participation innovations or used for data-journalistic purposes that are either valued by the public or add value to the public sphere, public value is created. Indexing the fitness of municipal OGD for the creation of public value is more than a technical challenge. Two kinds of the mOGD-I have got to be developed: the mOGD-I on e-participation the mOGD-I on data journalism
Proposed components of the mOGD-I: Linked Data principles as defined by Berners-Lee and others Quantity of OGD datasets provided by the municipality Variety, and Shattering power of OGD (e.g. budget data) Cost (if applicable at all) of access to the OGD Licensing of the use of OGD (e.g. Creative Commons, ODbL, others) Actuality of OGD, availability of recent and historic OGD Accompanying tools (e.g. data visualization tools, discussion environments, etc) Empowering tools (user propositions, collaboration, decision-making…) Accompanying measures provided by the municipality (public campaign, cross-media referencing, competitions for the best use of OGD…) Empowering strategies (e.g. online/offline participatory budgeting procedures) Geo referencing and other components