Developing an index for measuring OGD publisher compliance to good practice standards: Insights from opendata.swiss

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serval:BIB_121419294E26
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Developing an index for measuring OGD publisher compliance to good practice standards: Insights from opendata.swiss
Périodique
Information Polity
Auteur(s)
Marmier Auriane, Mettler Tobias
ISSN
1570-1255
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
23/03/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
25
Numéro
1
Pages
91-110
Langue
anglais
Résumé
In many countries, public organisations are among the largest creators and gatherers of data. To increase economic growth, governments have therefore begun to liberate access to large parts of government data by developing open government data (OGD) initiatives. Since the emergence of OGD initiatives, many OGD portals have been launched. There is a common belief that sharing OGD throughout platforms would be sufficient to motivate companies to re-use data and improve economic growth. However, there is very little evidence about the quality of shared OGD. For companies to be able to re-use, share and create value from OGD, data publishers must meet certain good practice standards. Following a pragmatic research approach, in this paper we present an index that can be applied for the quality assessment of the published OGD on portals. On the basis of 17,777 published data resources gathered from the Swiss OGD portal (opendata.swiss), we demonstrate the logic of the index and discuss the key learnings we obtained from applying the index to this concrete case. We conclude that, in Switzerland, the adherence to good practice standards for publishing OGD is fairly low.
Mots-clé
good practice, liberation of data, open government data, standards
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11/11/2019 16:29
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17/04/2020 7:08
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