Published  -  26-11-2013

This report will serve as an entry guide for those interested in fiscal transparency. It will reflect on key international initiatives, standards, research papers and studies and will offer a holistic view on the concept of fiscal transparency. It will suggest the basic structure of the fiscal transparency concept and accordingly will present key data and information that most governments possess and that should be public. Finally, it will offer a set of conclusions and recommendations related to gathering, publishing and re‐using open government fiscal data.

Published  -  23-10-2013

Open Government as well as Open Data are rather old principles, however, mobile technologies and Internet managed to transform these concepts during the past years and this transformation has become not only in scale but in kind as well. The core link between Open Data and Open Government is public transparency given that by opening up and sharing information/ data, citizens can hold their Governments more responsible and accountable for their actions.

Published  -  30-09-2013

The latest monthly topic report on the Impact of Standards in European Open Data Catalogues - A Multilingual perspective of DCAT has just been published.

Several countries from around the world are currently establishing, open data platforms. Within the European Union, member states are setting up official data catalogues as entry points to simplify public access to PSI (Public Sector Information) of the country.

Published  -  29-08-2013

This report  reflects on the latest research efforts to understand, structure and measure the impact of open government data.

It presents key theories of change related to implementing open data policies, releasing and re-using public sector data. It complements these theories with measurement indicators suggested by various studies and reports on open government data up to date.

Finally, it suggests a number of research and action areas to address in order to maximise potential benefits of open government data.

Published  -  07-07-2013

The latest monthly topic report, on data processing and visualization tools, has been published by the ePSIplatform.

Raw data can be hard for the average internet user to understand, even for those with advanced technical skills. In order to make this data easily understandable and user-friendly, it must be processed and prepared. Data processing and visualisation are essential in facilitating the interpretation of data and the story behind the information.

This document contains a compilation of free of charge tools for data processing, analysis and visualisation. These tools will be assessed by category and results and conclusions will be shown at the end of this report.

Published  -  26-06-2013

The latest monthly topic report, on Open Data and Public Funding, has just been published by the ePSIplatform. This report focuses on which open data related initiatives are being financed by public administration and the European Commission, and how. It also presents their relationship with European research, development and innovation programmes.

Open data re-use requires investment in associated technologies, and knowledge on the framework regulations about Public Sector Information. The European Commission is currently supporting projects that promote the use of open data related ICT at different stages (such us publication, curation, standardization, application or visualization), and the analysis of different policies across Europe.

Open data brings great public benefit to society, as well as facilitating the creation of new commercial products. The report provides a review of the European Commission funded open data initiatives, strategies and foreseen activities.

 

Published  -  29-05-2013

Parliaments are best-positioned to showcase and benchmark transparency and accountability standards to other public sector institutions. This report analyses the latest developments with regards to parliamentary transparency, suggests a systemic picture of what types of data most parliaments possess and offers a checklist of the most important aspects of implementing effective and efficient parliamentary openness policy. It also explores the relevance of the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness and its possible use towards increased parliamentary transparency and citizen engagement.

 

Published  -  29-04-2013

Sustainability of Open Data and PSI initiatives is one of the biggest challenges for governments nowadays. This report analyses the regulations on models of Public Sector Information prizing in Europe and Spain. It also offers recommendations and techniques for establishing a framework for public sector bodies reflecting on the economic sustainability of these initiatives.

Published  -  28-02-2013

Open Data seems to be high on the agenda not only in Western countries, but also in developing countries. This report finds that until now the number of open data initiatives in developing countries is still limited, but the coming years will probably see a large increase of open data initiatives in developing countries. Both civil society organisations and external partners of developing country governments are encouraging the use of open data to increase transparency, accountability and citizen participation. Particularly the Open Government Partnership is promoting open data initiatives in developing countries.

Published  -  26-02-2013

A report by the Australian Information Commissioner on the current status of open access to PSI in Australia. The report contains findings from 191 government agencies, and lists key challenges these agencies perceive as well as priorities for action.

Published  -  30-01-2013

Over the past years there has been an explosion of interest in opening up Public Sector Information (PSI) for the public to reuse. At a national level, numerous countries from around the world have established central data platforms. Several European Union member states have set up official national data catalogues as single-entry points to simplify public access to PSI of the country. Examples range from the UK’s data.gov.uk site to the French Government’s data.gouv.fr. There are countless city level initiatives across Europe as well – from Helsinki to Berlin, Paris to Zaragoza. As many open data catalogues as exist now, still even more initiatives will emerge in the next years.

This topic report explains the basic concepts of data catalogues and introduces the technologies used. It showcases recent examples of data catalogues in European member states and pan-European initiatives to ultimately improve access to Europe's PSI. The topic report explores the role and impacts of data catalogues in accelerating PSI reuse.

Published  -  30-12-2012

Over the last years, the quiet little stream called ‘Public Sector Information’ (PSI) has gradually turned into a white-water mountain river, changing its short name to Open Data on the fly. Policy makers throughout Europe, captured by the Open Data virus sparked by the omnipresent Open Data community, have started to realize the socio-economic potential of re-use of Open Data and are in the process of turning this into concrete policy measures both at the European and national levels.

However, quite often, the ambitions of public sector bodies (PSBs) holding Open Data are bogged down by (perceived) lurking risks of liability. (Lawyers within) PSBs tend to warn of risks that may occur when data are opened up, arguing that (a) the data may not be public or (b) it may be incorrect or (c) free use may create unfair competition. In this topic report we will look at these perceived risks, assess the real risks and come up with practical suggestions on how to overcome them, thus allowing PSBs to surmount this obstacle.

Published  -  30-12-2012

In this topic report we explore the following question: Is it better to publish data ‘as is’ or to improve the data quality and to publish only afer the data is highly standardized and usable within interoperable environments? On the one hand, we have the argument best formulated by Tim Berners Lee “Raw Data Now”, but on the other hand many data holders prefer to hold the data until they are certain it’s of sufcient quality. This Topic Report discusses a number of ways in which data can be standardized and how these forms of standards benefit the re-use community.

Finally, we conclude that it’s generally preferable to publish now. If the data has sufcient value, we observe that companies and civic groups will standardize the data themselves, and make it available to a wider public, without any cost to the PSB.

Published  -  30-11-2012

Over the last years, activities around Linked Data and the Semantic Web have gained momentum. More and more Public Sector Bodies (PSB) and other Organizations are publishing structured data using linked data standards and technologies, while more and more Companies use advanced Linked Data Technologies to combine, query and analyse huge amounts of Linked Data as part of there services and products. The Linked Data paradigm is evolving from an academic concept idea into a very promising candidate for addressing one of the biggest challenges in the area of intelligent information management: the exploitation of the Web as a platform for data and information integration in addition to document search.

This topic report is about Linked Data and its relevance for the reuse of Public Sector Information (PSI). It introduces the concept and technology and looks into their uptake by governments and businesses in European Union member states. The report showcases recent research projects and examples of actual implementation both in the private and the public sector.

Published  -  30-10-2012

Cites around the world are developing local data catalogues and opening up PSI resources for re-use. City organizatons are also focusing on internal architecture work including informaton and applicaton architectures. These two streams of development, “open data” and “good informaton management”, are not integrated in most cites.

When cites frst start to open up their informaton resources, these eforts are ofen separate from their general ICT strategies. Is it possible to integrate these streams? If so, there might be a bright future for re-use of open municipal data. In order to fully understand the extent of the value of open municipal data we need to know what kind of informaton resources are produced by city organizatons (including those that are not open). This queston is important not only from the informaton re-users perspectve, but for the cites internally as well.

By reviewing only currently open data sets it is impossible to have the big picture on municipal data. For example, most data portals only list the data sources that are publicly available, not those that are for internal use only. The best overall understanding of a city's vast informaton resources can be got from the people who work with the city’s informaton architecture and data management. However, even they ofen struggle with a fragmented landscape of hundreds of ICT systems and thousands of data sources.

This topic report helps in building a big picture on PSI resources of European cites by reviewing the content of currently actve local and regional data portals and by covering a case study from Helsinki where over 500 city organizaton’s ICT systems were categorized and mapped based on their domain of use and informaton content. This report underlines the importance of integratng data management and architecture actvites (especially informaton architecture) of a city’s organizatons with their open data actvites. We suggest that by using the knowledge gathered by internal informaton architecture actvites, opening up of data could be done with a clear strategy, instead of the usual “low- hanging-fruit” strategies employed by so many cites now.

Published  -  17-10-2012

In reaction to the infringement procedures opened by the Commission, Hungary and Poland adopted new legislation intended to transpose the PSI Directive. Having examined the new legislation, the Commission found it compliant with the obligations flowing from the Directive and consequently decided 27 September 2012 to close the infringement procedures.

Published  -  12-10-2012

The draft report by the ITRE Committee with regard to amendments to the EC's proposal for the PSI Directive contains 128 proposed amendments.

Published  -  09-10-2012

Denmark announced plans to move forward with centralized basic registers for core data sets in the public sector and opening these up to the public for free, in early October 2012. This document provides specifics on the data involved, the rationale for the plan, and the timeline for implementation.

Published  -  03-10-2012

The provision on charging in the current PSI Directive has been one of the most contested elements of the Directive. Not surprisingly, the debate is intensifying as the proposal for amending the PSI Directive contains considerable changes to the charging policy. This document aims to support these discussions, in particular those currently held within the framework of the adoption procedure in the Council and Parliament.

Published  -  25-09-2012

Procurements by the public sector represent an enormous part of GDP in the European Union. According to a 2010 study conducted on behalf of the European Commission around 17,30% of the EU GDP, or about 2,16 trillion EUR, is spent on public procurements.

Open availability of procurement data represents a significant opportunity for all stakeholders: it facilitates access to procurement markets for aspiring bidding companies, the increased competition provides better value for money for governments in times of austerity, and the transparency on public spending improves democratic legitimization towards European citizens, thus strengthening democracy as a whole. For this reason, the publication of some procurement data has been made mandatory in public procurement legislation, ensuring that at least a baseline of information is available to aspiring re-users.

Published  -  25-09-2012

Wit the development of new ICT tools and methods as well as the growth in the number of people accessing data through the internet, data visualisation has become a major sector of growth and development. While traditionally datasets were difficult to combine and visualisation tools wer limited, new tools, many of which are open source, allow re-users to quickly use and present data in creative ways.

Published  -  25-09-2012

Data wrangling, the processes of searching, finding, retrieving, cleaning, formatting, analysing and presenting data, is becoming increasingly central to individuals and institutions dealing with ever-increasing information flows. Given both its quality and quantity, the opening of PSI data for re-use both necessitates the use of data wrangling tools and allows for new, innovative solutions to be created through these processes, e.g. through combining and mashing up previously isolated, compartmentalised datasets. These can ideally help increase citizen participation, improve PSB service delivery, increase transparency and good governance as well as open up new commercial possibilities. Due to the increasing centrality of complex data sets and information flows to all aspects of life, from the mundane checking of bus timetables to coordinating the fight against global pandemics, managing PSI through improved data wrangling is not merely a nice luxury but rather an inescapable necessity.

Published  -  06-09-2012

The Danish Ministry for Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs has published a catalogue of recent reports and studies on the socio-economic impact of changing a PSI policy towards an open data approach.

The catalogue lists and highlights the key outcomes of a selection of reports and case studies on the impact of changing the PSI policy, i.e. by removing charging for data and similar barriers, in order to achieve a proper re-use of public data for commercial as well as non-commercial applications.

Published  -  20-08-2012

By now we've seen many open data app contests, in many forms, all around world. In a way, this continuous sprawl is a success in itself. However, there are certain common themes emerging. There is a demand and a need to learn from each other and to design better and more sustainable models for boosting the innovation around open data.

This topic report will bring together insights from contest organisers from various countries. The insights are based on a meeting of over twenty-fve app contest organisers in Helsinki during the Open Knowledge Festival in September 2012 and on a questionnaire that was sent out to over sixty app contest developers. From this, we have compiled the most useful lessons learned. What can be expected from running a contest? What ingredients make a contest successful? What caveats should be avoided? What can be done to create sustainable impact? Who should be involved, at what stage, and to what end? We hope these insights will be benefcial to new contest organisers and will help create new editions of existing contests. Should you fnd anything missing or need further clarifcation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Published  -  03-07-2012

New open data policy published by 'Informatiehuis Water'.

Published  -  03-07-2012

Potential savings between 16-33 billion GBP.

Published  -  25-06-2012

The Dutch government commissioned a research project into the possible business models for government bodies for opening up their data. The report on the research has been sent to the Dutch Parliament in June 2012.

While the report refrains from quantifying results, it does list various possibilities for government bodies to create an internal business case for opening data.

Published  -  01-06-2012

The Spanish Association Multisectorial de la Informacion (ASEDIE) has presented its proposal for the new PSI Directive to both the European Council, the European Parliament and the Spanish Government.

Published  -  31-05-2012

This topic report looks at the digitalisation of cultural heritage in Europe and the regulations and conditions for it re-use. The report discusses relevant research undertaken over the last few years regarding the challenges and benefites of making digital cultural heritage information available for re-use. It reviews the development of the legal framework and highlights the arguments pro and contra the proposed amendment of the PSI Directive to extend the scope of the Directive to include cultural heritage institutions.

Published  -  31-05-2012

This Topic Report focuses on the question of how improved access to and analysis of data can help increase transparency, accountability and effectiveness in development aid and development co-operation.

Published  -  08-05-2012

“Funding of a system of key registers in a PSI-conomics and contemporary perspective - the Dutch experience in a Danish context”.

Published  -  25-04-2012

Where are we heading? A closer look at the changes to the PSI Directive proposed by the European Commission.

Published  -  19-04-2012

Better access to public information can improve accountability and service delivery. Government needs a firm grasp of whether that potential is being realised. The UK NAO has looked at the current state of implementation of transparency measures.

Published  -  16-04-2012

The Irish government Department for Public Expenditure and Reform, has published an e-Government Strategy for Ireland in 2012-2015. The document lists actions to enable PSI re-use, which can be summarized as: publish or explain, and use re-usable data formats.

Published  -  06-04-2012

The government of the Czech Republic has approved the Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) on April 5th 2012.

Published  -  02-04-2012

Critical to the development of the Canadian Open Government Action Plan, and a condition of membership in the OGP, was the need to seek the views of Canadians on approaches that the government of Canada should take toward increased openness, transparency and accountability. This report summarizes that consultation.

Published  -  02-04-2012

The National Cross Industry Working Group on Open Data today published its Open Data Ireland Briefing Paper, giving recommendations to the Irish Government on how to further open government data.

Published  -  30-03-2012

Budget data contains information about national and local government budgets. Access to, and a better understanding of, budget data by the general public leads to broader public engagement in government budgetary processes. This engagement can promote substantive improvements in governance. This report provides an overview of international initiatives regarding open budget data, of the re-use that is made of budget data and the remaining barriers to re-use of budget data.

Published  -  26-03-2012

The European Commission DG Information Society has published an assessment of the different models of supply and charging for public sector information– the “Pricing of PSI Study” (POPSIS). The study was undertaken by Deloitte Consulting Belgium in cooperation with external experts.

Published  -  11-03-2012

The results of the online survey on scientific information in the digital age. An online consultation conducted between June and September 2011, published by the EC.

Published  -  18-02-2012

This Topic Report focuses on the re-use of transport data in EU Member States. The research includes an assessment of the state of play in terms of re-using transport data and highlights applications and services.

Published  -  18-02-2012

Fraunhofer FOKUS study on the Berlin open data strategy. Proposes short (1 yr.), medium (2-3 yrs.) and long term (5 yrs.) actions, on organizational, technical, political and legal aspects.

Published  -  31-01-2012

The Dutch government informed the Dutch Parliament of its reaction to the EC's proposal for an EU Open Data Strategy of December 2011.

Published  -  30-01-2012

A summary of the responses received on the 2011 public consultation "Making Open Data Real", published by the UK Cabinet Office.

Published  -  24-01-2012

By Vivek Kundra, Shorenstein Center Fellow, Fall 2011; Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets, Salesforce.com; Former U.S. Chief Information Officer. Published January 2012, Harvard, USA.

Published  -  01-12-2011

The application of ICT to the documentation of legislative processes has become a growing trend in parliamentary monitoring over the last decade. Different actors such as governments, civil society organisations, citizens and companies have begun to asses and monitor the functioning of parliaments as well as their individual members.

This has led to the creation of many websites, tools and services that make use of parliamentary data in order to better explain, analyse, contextualise and visualise how parliaments actually work.

Published  -  01-12-2011

Portugal has implemented both the PSI Directive and the INSPIRE Directive. The Portuguese have set up procedures for obtaining data as well as for redress procedures. Remarkably, Portuguese PSB's have the obligation to distinguish between commercial and non-commercial re-users in their pricing policies. The market for re-use is mostly based on sectoral deals, and the Portuguese Open Data movement is not very strong, when compared to other Member States. The imminent launch of a National Data Portal will likely have a positive effect on PSI re-use in Portugal.

Published  -  15-11-2011

Case studies exploring the costs and benefits that PSI producing agencies and their users experience in making information freely available, and preliminary estimates of the wider economic impacts of open access to PSI. In doing so, it outlines a possibly method for cost-benefit analysis at the agency level and explores the data requirements for such an analysis – recognising that few agencies will have all of the data required. By John Houghton (Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University)

Published  -  10-11-2011

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brought approximately 2000 participants from around the world to discuss Internet Governance issues. The organisers of Workshop 123 “Public Sector Information online: towards a Global policy framework” undertook a short survey at the IGF to find out what those in attendance knew about the state of freedom of information, data protection and the availability and use of public sector information in their country.

Published  -  03-11-2011

A 'how-to guide' titled "Open Data - Releasing data from library catalogues" at the request of hbz, the central library for higher education institutes in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia. Meant as guideline for employees at German public libraries who want to release meta data as open data.

Published  -  31-10-2011

The PSI Directive has been reviewed in 2008 and 2011. In both cases an on-line public consultation took place, seeking the opinion of Member States, PSI stakeholders and other interested parties. This topic report highlights the interesting trends, differences and commonalities between the results from the two online public consultations.

Published  -  14-10-2011

The legislative framework in Romania is set to support the re-use of PSI. Implementation proves to be the missing link due to limited institutional capacity. Romanian civil society organisations, traditionally active on right to access and anti-corruption issues, have recently started working on transparency and re-use.

Published  -  14-10-2011

Bulgaria has a modern constitution and the legislative framework is set to support the re-use of PSI. Implementation continues to be the bottleneck due to the limited institutional capacity of administrative structures.

Published  -  14-10-2011

European open government data initiatives are often forced to balance uncomfortably between two legitimate but occasionally conflicting policy spheres: Public Sector Information re-use regulations, and data protection regulations.

Published  -  14-10-2011

PSI is of relevance for journalists because it tells us how government works. When PSI becomes easer to access and process, it becomes more attractive for journalists to use it as a base for their stories.

Published  -  14-10-2011

While many reports have been published on the state of play regarding public sector information (PSI) in the EU and beyond, there has not been much news about the situation in Belgium.

Published  -  26-09-2011

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2011 - Workshop 123 Description

Published  -  31-03-2011

This report describes the recent progress being made in improving access to local government data for re-use, catalyzed by Open Data initiatives, reflecting some of the mechanisms which are being deployed. It summarises some apparent issues which remain to be resolved and outlined some initiatives and possible ways of improving discovery and access across localities and borders.

This is the final Topic Report under the 2009-2011 service contract for the ePSI platform.

Published  -  27-02-2011

This report lays out the benefits of opening up Public Sector Information for re-use using case stories drawn mostly from member states within the EU. It aims to raise awareness of the benefits of open data and support project champions in the member states engaged in raising awareness of the value of cross-sector PSI portals, in particular data catalogues. It discusses risks perceived by PSI custodians when opening up data and provides some brief guidelines on developing data catalogue sites.

Published  -  25-02-2011

This topic report examines the background of public sector information (PSI) policy and re-use in the United States, describing the federal, state and local government PSI environments. It explores the impact of these differences against the European framework, especially in relation to economic effects of open access to particular types of PSI, such as weather data. The report also discuss recent developments in the United States relating to PSI re-use, such as Data.gov, the NIH Public Access Policy, and new open licensing requirements for government funded educational resources.

Published  -  24-02-2011

This report is a brief and overall presentation of the current status of PSI access and re-use in Poland as seen from a legislative, administrative and civic perspectives. It is aimed at helping a reader get acquainted with the status quo in the aforementioned subject by gathering some important facts on the subject matter.

Published  -  31-01-2011

In this report, the National Archives focus from a UK perspective on the UK Government Licensing Frameworkand the Open Government Licence. However, recognising that public sector information is not confined to national boundaries, but is an international phenomenon, the authors place recent UK developments within an international context to show how this initiative fits into the European legislative framework and helps to take forward the European public sector agenda.

Published  -  28-01-2011

This state of play report is on recent PSI initiatives in Germany complementing Topic Report 11 on Germany. In 2010 concepts of open government and open data made it on to the political agenda in Germany. This conclusion is drawn from three major developments. Firstly the federal government decided on a programme titled 'Networked and Transparent Governance' which assigns the federal ministry of the interior to work out an open government strategy for Germany by 2011, to start a pilot project by 2012 and to coordinate a common strategy for open government with the German states.

Published  -  19-01-2011

PSI Group meeting, Thursday, 27th January 2011, Luxembourg

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Published  -  24-12-2010

On the 16th & 17th December 2010 the Greek National Documentation Centre (EKT) organised and hosted the conference titled: Open Access: Research-Education-Public Data

Conference Programme

Published  -  22-12-2010

The Danish public sector manages vast amounts of data across all aspects of society. This constitutes a valuable resource for innovation and growth that places Denmark in an excellent position to leverage PSI. However, there is lack of uniform practice in access to public data, barriers to sharing and a lack of public sector awareness of of the potentials in data. The Open Data Innovation Strategy (ODIS) was launched in 2009 to address these issues.

Published  -  22-12-2010

The report compares the UK and Greek approach to licensing based on the author’s experience of working with both administrations. It explains the reasons why, and the ways in which, Public Sector Information needs to be seen as an ecology of regulations. It considers how the concept of Open Government Licences fits into such a context, and briefly describes the Creative Commons project.

Published  -  20-11-2010

The reuse of public sector information can facilitate the creation by the private sector of new products and services based on such information. We have examples of success in our country (Cadastre, Generalitat de Catalunya), but it is equally important to look at cases that have been developed internationally.

O-gov: generando valor a través de la reutilización de la información del sector público

Published  -  20-11-2010

O-gov: los catálogos de información pública como catalizadores de la reutilización - Jueves, 18 de Noviembre 2010, Hora: 17:45 - 19:15, Sala: 2.1

Published  -  16-11-2010

On the 8th September 2010 the European Commission published a communication titled:

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL MARINE KNOWLEDGE 2020 marine data and observation for smart and sustainable growth

Brussels, 8.9.2010, COM(2010) 461 final, SEC(2010) 999, SEC(2010) 998

Published  -  25-10-2010

Lightweight downloadable applications, or apps, do everything from identify songs playing on the radio to submitting the weekly order for your grocery shopping. They are a key aspect of the dramatic shift that the iPhone and similar devices have brought to the mobile phone market. Always on, always close at hand, and typically aware of where they - and you - are in the world, the current generation of smartphone offers a widely distributed opportunity that developers have been quick to exploit.

Published  -  14-10-2010

The Netherlands does not have political attention driving actions regarding Public Sector Information (PSI) re-use such as for instance the UK has. Different public service bodies make different steps, creating a very varied and fragmented overall picture. The Ministry for the Interior is nominally in the lead on the topic of opening up PSI for re-use, and works both towards new legislation as well as stimulating bottom-up activities.

Published  -  30-09-2010

This state of play report on recent PSI initiatives in Greece discusses the national transposition of the INSPIRE Directive by the Greek Parliament: the National Infrastructure for Geospatial Information (3882/2010). This is a vitally important piece of legislation both in the context of open data and the regulation of Public Sector Information. It adopts a life cycle approach and increases the threshold of protection of the re-use of public sector information.

Published  -  19-09-2010

The Report on the Madrid PSI 2010 Meeting summarises themes emerging during discussions and the presentations by roundtable panel speakers. The meeting attracted 180 participants from 12 European countries focused on the meeting programme theme: Realising the Value of Public Sector Information.

Published  -  09-09-2010

Summary

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Action

31.12.03

Directive 2003/98/EC enters into force in the European Union

1.07.05

Published  -  09-09-2010

Summary

Date

Action

31.12.03

Directive 2003/98/EC enters into force in the European Union

1.07.05

Published  -  09-09-2010

Summary

Date

Action

31.12.03

Directive 2003/98/EC enters into force in the European Union

1.07.05

Published  -  09-09-2010

Summary

Date

Action

31.12.03

Directive 2003/98/EC enters into force in the European Union

1.07.05

Published  -  08-09-2010

Public Sector Information - Preparing for the PSI Directive Review Presented by Chris Corbin, An Independent Researcher on Information Society Policy & Advisor to the European PSI Platform

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Page last updated: 8 September 2010

Published  -  01-09-2010
Published  -  25-08-2010

In order to assist public sector information holders especially those at the local government level the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on the 28th July 2010 published a guide on .


Guide Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

2. AIM OF THE GUIDANCE

3. KEY POINTS ABOUT CHARGING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION

4. FREE ACCESS

Published  -  25-08-2010

Access to public sector information: law, technology and policy
Editor: Brian Fitzgerald
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 978-1-920899-54-7

Published  -  20-08-2010

Summary

Date

Action

31.12.03

Directive 2003/98/EC enters into force in the European Union

1.07.05

Published  -  15-08-2010

This report summarises the key features of New Zealand’s information policy environment and then describes the significant progress that has been made towards opening up New Zealand’s non-personal public sector information (PSI) for greater access and re-use.

Published  -  14-08-2010

Access Report:

Read Report Online

Publication Date: July 2010

Victorian Government’s overview of the Report

The Action Plan focuses on four key areas:

Published  -  13-08-2010

Access Report:

Publisher: New Zealand Government State Services Commission

Date of Publication: August 2010

The FAQ states: "It is widely recognised that re-use of this material by individuals and organisations may have significant creative and economic benefit for New Zealand."

NZGOAL establishes a standardised approach for State Services agencies to apply when releasing their material for re-use. It:

Published  -  01-08-2010

News Items July 2010 -

News items July 2010 -

Published  -  01-08-2010
Published  -  27-07-2010

Information generated by Public Administrations and public sector bodies is a key resource for the knowledge society, given its quality and variety. Most of the public sector information is reusable and can be used to generate new value-added products and services. In addition, the re-use of public sector information enables citizens to enhance their knowledge of public institutions’ activities, making them more transparent and accessible.

Published  -  21-07-2010

Description of the workshop

The Workshop took place within the auspices of the Internet Governance Forum 2010: ‘Developing the Future Together’ and was jointly organised by Proyecto Aporta and the European Public Sector Information Platform.

Published  -  15-07-2010

The re-use of public sector information or open government data, whichever term is used, has recently been under close attention both in Finland and in the European Union in general. This topic report summarises the state of debate and the state of actions, and briefly discusses some legal and practical issues in the area of making government data available for re-use in Finland.

Published  -  14-07-2010

One of the positive starts to the new decade has been the Open Data developments where public authorities have been encouraged towards greater transparency by making their data accessible. Leaders here have been the UK and the USA. Germany implemented the PSI Directive with the IWG in December 2006. The IWG is a Federal law which has effect upon Federal authorities, Federal State authorities and municipal bodies alike.

Published  -  13-07-2010

After having lagged in developing information policy frameworks during the decade up to the mid-2000s, recent developments have seen Australian governments (at federal, state and local levels) re-position themselves close to the leading edge of policy and practice on public sector information (PSI) access and reuse.

Published  -  07-07-2010

This report summarises the current situation and recent developments in France on the re-use of public sector information (PSI). Similar to other European countries, the French situation is under development and changing quickly due to many influences. There is increasing awareness by the public sector and community of the value of public sector information from economic, political and social perspectives. This theme is supported by new actors becoming involved in actively engaging in issues and promoting open data involving clusters of local authorities and citizen based organisations.

Published  -  03-07-2010

This Topic Report provides an overview of the reasons for the European Commission’s infringement related to the incorrect implementation of the European PSI Directive by the Swedish Government. The Swedish Government’s response to the infringement is described as is the new Swedish PSI legislation which came into effect on the 1st of July 2010. The current Swedish PSI re-use market and initiatives are discussed and future challenges Sweden faces in facilitating PSI re-use for business or citizen interests are considered.

Published  -  01-07-2010

June 2010 collation ()

June 2010 collation ()

Published  -  01-07-2010

The “DIAVGEIA” project (law 3861/2010) establishes the obligation to publish laws, administrative acts and other types of acts of governmental and other administrative institutions on the internet, and provides the necessary tools to access them.

Published  -  30-06-2010
Published  -  28-06-2010
Published  -  25-06-2010

This Topic Report describes current progress in the establishment of PSI ‘Asset Registries’ in the context of the provisions of the PSI Directive, taking into account recent developments in the area of open data catalogues which are relevant to PSI re-use. It goes on to discuss the need to satisfy demand for easier discovery of PSI across Europe for re-users wishing to create cross-border services and products, describing the possible advantages and disadvantages of different models for approaching this issue.

Published  -  03-06-2010

Under the auspices of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union and Spains Presidency of the Permanent Committee on the Cadastre in the European Union the the Spanish Directorate General for Cadastre organised and hosted a two day conference titled: Cadastre, Public Policies and Economic Activity in Madrid on the 1st and 2nd June 2010.

Published  -  03-06-2010

May 2010 news topics ()

May 2010 news topics ()

Published  -  01-06-2010
Published  -  01-06-2010

Governments around the world are increasingly moving to open up access to non-personal data, and high-profile examples of this trend include the United States’ data.gov and the Canadian city of Vancouver. Building upon - and moving beyond - this trend is the broader concept of Linked Data.

Published  -  20-05-2010

Summary

Date

Action

31.12.03

Directive 2003/98/EC enters into force in the European Union

1.07.05

Published  -  20-05-2010

Summary

Date

Action

31.12.03

Directive 2003/98/EC enters into force in the European Union

1.07.05

Published  -  20-05-2010

This report summarises and discusses policy, legislation and practice in the field of PSI re - use in Slovenia. It answers several key questions:

  • where to find information for re -use,
  • what is the procedure to get it,
  • what are the conditions of re - use and
  • is there an appeal procedure.
Published  -  20-05-2010

Summary

Date

Action

31.12.03

Directive 2003/98/EC enters into force in the European Union

1.07.05

Published  -  19-05-2010

PSI Group meeting, Thursday, 24th June 2010, Luxembourg

Minutes: 7th September 2010

Agenda:

Outline Agenda

Welcome and introduction by chairman, Mr. Javier Hernández-Ros, European Commission

The European Digital Agenda and PSI, Mr. Javier Hernández-Ros, European Commission

PART 1: PSI re-use developments in the Member States

www.data.gov.uk Mr. Jim Wretham, The National Archives, UK

Published  -  16-05-2010

This report summarises and discusses recent Norwegian initiatives to make government data available for reuse, highlighting recommendations from independent reports and the government's own proposals.

Published  -  11-05-2010

The GI2010 cross border symposium 2010 – Sustainability of Inter-Regional Collaboration was held at the Technical University DRESDEN – ZINT – AgroCampus on the 14th and 15th May 2010.

The GI2010 cross border symposium celebrated the 10th presentation of the symposium (2000 to 2010)

The two day Symposium was moderated by Dr. Frank Hoffmann (IGN e.v.)

Proceedings, Abstracts, Posters and Summaries (97 pages – )

Published  -  01-05-2010

News items April 2010 ()

News items April 2010 ()

Published  -  30-04-2010
Published  -  25-04-2010

Conference Programme

Conference – full details

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Conference Session: Open Government data and PSI in the EU

Session Chair: Jonathan Gray, Community Coordinator. The Open Knowledge Foundation http://blog.okfn.org

Open Government Data in Norway, Olav Anders Øvrebø, University of Bergen

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Published  -  22-04-2010

The Finnish report entitled: “Julkinen data johdatus tietovarantojen avaamiseen” or the English translation is: “Public data – an introduction to opening the information resources” is a free Guidebook on how to open public sector data. It describes ecosystems and presents building blocks for open data policies and principles.

Published  -  20-04-2010


How is this listing organised?

This listing is organised in alphabetical order by country name.

           

Denmark

Published  -  09-04-2010


How is the listing organised?

  • There two main headings in this listing. One is European Union (EU) and the other is non EU. Under each of these headings, entries are in alphabetical order by country name or listed under international.

Aliancia Fair-play (Fair-play Alliance)

Published  -  07-04-2010

The European Commission led PSI Group agreed to establish a number of working groups to support the Commissions initiatives during 2010 as outlined in the European Commission’s Communication published in May 2009.

The working group on Company Information was not formed due to an insufficient number of PSI stakeholders willing to participate. Events have since overtaken this initiative.


FINAL Report (All Working Groups)

. Christopher Corbin, Facilitator (Version 2, 34 pages, PDF Format)

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Published  -  07-04-2010

The European Commission led PSI Group agreed to establish a number of working groups to support the Commissions initiatives during 2010 as outlined in the European Commission’s Communication published in May 2009.

The working group on Legal Information was not formed due to an insufficient number of PSI stakeholders willing to participate. Events have since overtaken this initiative.


FINAL Report

. Christopher Corbin, Facilitator (Version 2, 34 pages, PDF Format)

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Published  -  01-04-2010

March 2010 News topics ()

March 2010 News topics ()

Published  -  01-04-2010

The Finnish report entitled: “Julkinen data johdatus tietovarantojen avaamiseen” or the English translation is: “Public data – an introduction to opening the information resources” is a free Guidebook on how to open public sector data. It describes ecosystems and presents building blocks for open data policies and principles.

Published  -  31-03-2010

Co-ordinating the sharing of spatial data in the UK

Pauline Athene Pollard

300 Pages ()

A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of the West of England, Bristol for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Submitted September 2006

Faculty of Environment and Technology

Published  -  30-03-2010

The Finnish report entitled: “Julkinen data johdatus tietovarantojen avaamiseen” or the English translation is: “Public data – an introduction to opening the information resources” is a free Guidebook on how to open public sector data. It describes ecosystems and presents building blocks for open data policies and principles.

Published  -  29-03-2010

The European Commission led PSI Group agreed to establish a number of working groups to support the Commissions initiatives during 2010 as outlined in the European Commission’s Communication published in May 2009.

The leader of the working group is the PSI Group Member State representative:

Published  -  29-03-2010

The European Commission led PSI Group agreed to establish a number of working groups to support the Commissions initiatives during 2010 as outlined in the European Commission’s Communication published in May 2009.

The leaders of the working group are:

Published  -  29-03-2010

The European Commission led PSI Group agreed to establish a number of working groups to support the Commissions initiatives during 2010 as outlined in the European Commission’s Communication published in May 2009.

The leader of the working group is the PSI Group Member State representative:

Published  -  29-03-2010

The European Commission led PSI Group agreed to establish a number of working groups to support the Commissions initiatives during 2010 as outlined in the European Commission’s Communication published in May 2009.

The leader of the working group is the Netherlands representative:

Published  -  28-03-2010

COMMISSION DECISION of 7 April 2006 on the re-use of Commission information

(2006/291/EC, Euratom)

The recitals within the states:

(3) The Commission and the other Institutions are themselves holders of many documents of all kinds which could be re-used in added-value information products and services and which could provide a useful content resource for companies and citizens alike.

Published  -  28-03-2010


PSI Group meeting on PSI Economic Indicators, Thursday, 12th November 2009, Luxembourg

Minutes Final Draft Version ()

Outline Agenda

Welcome and introduction by chairman, Mr. Javier Hernández-Ros, European Commission

Published  -  22-03-2010


PSI as a Minefield: Law and Technology of Access and Re-useSESSION I - PSI: EUROPEAN AND NATIONAL EXPERIENCES

PSI Re-use – the current state of play in Europe. Presented by Chris Corbin, Advisor to the European Public Sector Information Platform

Abstract ( )

34 slides ( )

24 slides ( )

34 slides ( )

Published  -  19-03-2010

ECRN is striving to become the European Service Platform for the Civil Registry with the establishment of an ECR_Platform among the Civil Acts Registries of National Administrations.

Published  -  18-03-2010

The Association of Independent Personal Search Agents (IPSA) Annual Conference 2010 was held at Coombe Abbey, Binley, Coventry UK on the 18th March 2010

IPSA has kindly given permission to the European Public Sector Information Platform to publish the following Conference presentations and materials

Delegate Pack – includes Conference program ()

IPSA2010 Sponsor Display. 2 Slides ( )

Published  -  14-03-2010


How is the listing organised?

  • The listing is organised by the first category of the European Union (EU) followed by main headings of countries within the EU in alphabetical order by country name. Regional, state and city entries are listed under countries, again in alphabetical order by the name.
  • Following the European Union category, the main headings are by non EU countries with entries by country in alphabetical order by the name of the jurisdiction.
Published  -  05-03-2010

Title: Amélioration de la relation numérique à l’usager

Rapport issu des travaux du groupe "Experts Numériques"

Submitted to: Eric Woerth, ministre du Budget, des Comptes publics, de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme de l’état and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, secrétaire d’état chargée de la Prospective et du Développement de l’économie numérique

Published: 12 February 2010

(44 pages) ().

Published  -  03-03-2010

In December 2009, Katleen Janssen defended her PhD on the relationship between the PSI directive, the INSPIRE directive and the directive on access to environmental information (Access directive) within the EU legal framework.

In her thesis, she analysed the field of application, the objective and the content of the three directives, identified the causes for the problematic character of their relationship, and made recommendations for the next steps in the discussion.

This paper summaries the work. The complete thesis will be published in June - July 2010.

Published  -  02-03-2010

The purpose of this paper is to review the website copyright policies of the 434 UK local authorities. Survey data will be used to identify trends in the types of policy employed, and the effects of the re-use regulations.


Report References

Title: Research into Local Authority Copyright Policies (Format PDF)

Date: 24 February 2010

Author: Matthew Pearce of The National Archives, UK

Pages: 11

Contents

1. Introduction

Published  -  01-03-2010

February 2010 News topics ()

February 2010 News topics ()

Published  -  28-02-2010

Author: Marc de Vries

Title: Reverse engineering Europe’s PSI re-use rules – towards an integrated conceptual framework for PSI re-use

Publication Date: July 2010

Pages: 15 Pages

Outline

Published  -  11-02-2010

Public sector information (PSI) is meant for wide re-use, but this information will only achieve maximum possible impact if users understand how they may use it. Creative Commons tools, which signify availability for re-use to users and require attribution to the releasing authority, are ideal tools for the sharing of public sector information.

Published  -  08-02-2010

Winners of the Danish Government’s PSI re-use competition, “Digital Solutions based on Government Data / Government Data in Games” demonstrate the potential in re-using PSI (Public Sector Information) for both commercial and social purposes.

About the Competition

Published  -  04-02-2010

The Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD) published the Victorian Governments response to the Victorian Parliaments Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee’s Inquiry into Improving Access to Victorian Public Sector Information and Data on the 4th February 2010. The response was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on the 2nd February 2010.

Published  -  02-02-2010
Published  -  27-01-2010

Digitalisér.dk is the Danish creative space for everyone involved in digitising public sector information and communication between the public sector, citizens, and businesses) including discussion paper and links to resources.

Digitalisér.dk hosted a “Cloud Computing in Government Conference”, 13 January 2010

Published  -  23-01-2010

The Report, entitled: ‘Facts First’ presents the findings of the work of a project group at the University of Bergen’s Department of Information Science and Media Studies. They surveyed Norwegian state agencies and interviewed civil servants in various state and local government agencies about their views and politics regarding the release of public sector data for re-use.

Published  -  21-01-2010


Den Haag: 19th January 2010

The Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties (BZK) (Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations) organised and held a meeting on public sector information to consider developments both within The Netherlands and Europe. The meeting was held in the Utrecht Room in BZK in The Hague.

Published  -  02-01-2010

December News ()

December News ()

Published  -  27-12-2009
Published  -  23-12-2009

Report summarising the presentations and key points made during the meeting. Both meeting speakers and participants were tasked with the challenge of reflecting on European Progress on PSI re-use. The meeting heard from speakers with updates from the European level, from Sweden and Spain as well as sessions on PSI regulation and practical approaches taken to advancing PSI re-use across Europe.

(pdf), published 23 December 2009

Access Meeting presentations

Published  -  01-12-2009

November new items ()

November news items ()

Published  -  28-11-2009

This report summarises recent policy discussions regarding the case for bringing the cultural sector within the scope of the European Directive on PSI re-use.

Published  -  01-11-2009

Mary Gianoli news file (Oct 09) word file

Mary Gianoli news file (Oct 09) pdf file

Published  -  01-11-2009

PDF Version - October 2009

WORD Version - October 2009

Published  -  01-11-2009

The workshop was held on 28 & 29 October 2009 in Brussels.

Day 2 of the workshop included considered the role of Public Sector Information with respect to innovation in both the Public Sector and by Society through the re-use of the Public Sector Information.

Public Sector Information: A key to Innovation: A case study, presented by Chris Corbin, Advisor to the European Public Sector Information Platform

Published  -  27-10-2009

The ROADIDEA (Roadmap for radical innovations in European transport services) project has published documentation demonstrating and visualising how meteorological, transport, geographic information may be used along with other data sources to provide innovative future information services - providing the current constraints on access to data are addressed. It is an illustrative case study on innovative uses of public, private and society data and information.

Published  -  26-10-2009

Directive available in the EU27 languages.The EU PSI Directive 2003/98/EC came into force on the 31 January 2003 when the Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Communities in the languages of the EU15. When the European Union was enlarged to the EU25 & EU27 the other language variants have been made available.

Published  -  03-10-2009

September news collation

September news collation

Published  -  20-09-2009

European Public Sector Information Platform Topic Report No. 3 (published 19 September 2009)

Four months have elapsed since the European Commission adopted and published the communication on the Directive 2003/98/EC. The European Union Parliamentary elections have taken place, the new European Parliament was formerly constituted during July 2009 and the Chairs of the European Parliament’s committees have been announced. The formal process of appointing the new European Commission has commenced. The new Commission is expected to be in place by December 2009.

Published  -  16-09-2009

This paper accompanies the presentation to be given by Michael Fanning, Online Consultants International GmbH in Session 10 on “Public Sector Information” being held at the DGI Online-Tagung 2009 on the sixteenth October 2009 during the Frankfurt Book Fair and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Published  -  30-08-2009

In both cases, the proposed framework makes reference to allowing their re-use by others (does not apply to personal or other sensitive information). The report represents another phase in the New Zealand State Services project on Open Government Information and Data Re-use Project.

Published  -  28-08-2009

Access Report: , Prepared for Land Information New Zealand; Department of Conservation; Ministry of Economic Development, August 2009, 136 pages.

This report was commissioned by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), the New Zealand Department of Conservation, and the Ministry of Economic Development New Zealand in April 2009. The report was prepared by a team of consultants led by ACIL Tasman Pty Ltd and including consultants from Sinclair, Knight and Merz (SKM) in Wellington and Ecological Associates in Auckland.

Published  -  25-08-2009


Access Report: Digital Continuity Action Plan: Managing Information for Public Sector Efficiency, Archives New Zealand

The objective of the action plan is to ensure that public sector digital information is trusted and accessible when it is needed now and in the future.

Published  -  07-08-2009

In May 2005 the UK Government as part of a package of measures related to the transposition and implementation of the European Union Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information announced the formation of The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) within the UK Government Cabinet Office. Since its formation OPSI has been central to driving forward the public sector information re-use agenda in the UK. As a result of its endeavours OPSI has gained wide recognition within Europe as one of the best practice models with respect to implementing the Directive.

Published  -  20-07-2009

The UK Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) the annual report on the status of the Re-use of Public Sector Information regulations within the UK.


References

Title: The United Kingdom Report on the Re-use of Public Sector Information 2009 - Unlocking PSI Potential
Cm 7672
ISBN : 9 78 010296 2215
Pages : 74

Foreword

Executive Summary

Published  -  16-07-2009


London: 22 January 2009

The Department of Communities and Local Government published the titled: Good practice and guidance, Reports and summaries. ISBN 9781409810346

Published  -  12-07-2009


Östersund: 28 November 2008

The Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies (ITPS) published a report titled: PSI-direktivet – politik och potential


References

Published: 28 November 2008

Title:

Published  -  11-07-2009
 

Title: Adding value to geospatial data: Landmark’s Geoff Offen focuses on adding value to government sector environmental data

Author: Geoff Offen, Managing Director, Landmark Nederland BV.

Published: GEOconnexion International Magazine Volume 8 - Issue 7 (July/August 2009)

Published  -  01-07-2009
Published  -  01-07-2009
Published  -  01-07-2009
Published  -  01-07-2009


Stockholm: June 2009

Executive summary: Action for Better Competition ()
The Swedish Competition Authority
May 2009
Report 2009:4
Pages: 16
Contents:

Executive summary
The Swedish Competition Authority’s proposals

Full Report: Action for Better Competition ()
Swedish Competition Authority June 2009
ISSN-no 1401-8438
Arkitektkopia, Stockholm 2009
Pages: 114
Contents:

Summary

Published  -  01-07-2009
Published  -  27-06-2009

PSI Brochure -

Meeting agenda -

The role of industry in the re-use of PSI Policy making, presented by Chris Corbin, UK
28 Slides – PDF Format

Support paper -

Published  -  11-06-2009

The reutilisation of Public Sector Information within Europe

Madrid, 9 June 2009

A Guide to “re-using public sector information” (Launched at the meeting)

Delegate pack: Abstracts ( 16 pages – PDF format )

Published  -  10-06-2009
Project Aporta Initiative Video (March 2009) - You do not have permission to view this object.
Project Aporta Initiative Video (March 2009) - You do not have permission to view this object.
Published  -  09-06-2009

Read the press release (nota de presna) (Spanish Language) about the meeting and the Spanish Aporata Guide to re-using Public Sector Information (from the Spanish Ministerio de Industria, Turismo Y Comercio, 9 June 2009).

Published  -  05-06-2009


Conference program

The PROGIS 2009 Conference was one of four parallel conferences within the Joint International Conference

Conference brochure

The presentations have been published and available on request to PROGIS

Published  -  01-06-2009

Access: Report on the ePSIplus Network (September 2006 to February 2009)

Contents of the report include information about objectives, Network composition, description of work completed and achievements, target users and discussion about the impact and sustainability of the work of the Network plus an overivew summary of ePSIplus Recommendations and Conclusions

Published  -  01-06-2009

Author: Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst

This ‘overview report’ provides a synthesis in one document of the context in which the ePSIplus Network worked and results of the Network documented in many sources including: ePSIplus Recommendations to the EC Consultation on the Directive, Thematic Summative Reports and the European PSI online scorecard.

Report Contents

Published  -  14-05-2009


Luxembourg: 7 May 2009

The European Commission on 8 May 2009 published the Communication on the Re-use of Public Sector Information – Review of Directive 2003/98/EC. The Communication was published simultaneously in 22 European Union languages (as listed below)

The communication is supported by a staff document that was published in English only.

Published  -  13-05-2009

The Joint International Conference was held in Prague on 12 & 13 May 2009.

The three conferences that formed the Joint International Conference included:

Published  -  13-05-2009

The GI2009 cross border symposium 2009 – The European Year of Creativity and Innovation was held at the Technical University Dresden – ZINT – AgroCampus on the 14th and 15th May 2009.

The two day Symposium was moderated by Dr. Frank Hoffmann

Proceedings: Abstracts, Posters and Summaries 132 pages ( PDF Format )

Published  -  12-05-2009

Access Report:

The report groups the Government responses to the Power of Information Report under the following headings:

  • Open information
  • Open feedback
  • Open conversation
  • Open innovation
Published  -  05-05-2009


Title:

Author: Rob Davies, MDR Partners

Version 6, 5 May 2009

Published  -  23-04-2009


Author: Dr. R.E.W. Pettifer, General Secretary, PRIMET

The paper, , was presented to the 7th Eastern European e|Gov Days: eGovernment & eBusiness Ecosystem & eJustice April (22) - 23 - 24, 2009 Prague, Czech Republic.

Published  -  17-04-2009

The comprehensive report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  30-03-2009
  • Visit Numbers
  • Visits by Countries
  • Geo Overlay City Map

For comments or queries contact the ePSIplus Web Team

info@epsiplus.net

Published  -  04-03-2009

Access Final Version of Report:

Published: February 2009

UK Parliament and UK Cabinet Office - Power of Information Taskforce (POI)

Richard Allan, Taskforce Chair

Published  -  01-03-2009

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme

Contents

Published  -  01-03-2009

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme

Contents

Published  -  28-02-2009
  • Visit Numbers
  • Visits by Countries
  • Geo Overlay City Map

For comments or queries contact the ePSIplus Web Team

info@epsiplus.net

Published  -  13-02-2009

Author: Marc de Vries, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  03-02-2009


Paris, 2nd February 2009

An ePSIplus Update: Final Activities, presented by Rob Davies ePSIplus co-ordinator in the absence of Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst
25 slides ( PDF format )
25 slides ( PPS format )
25 slides ( PPT format )

Published  -  03-02-2009

The comprehensive report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action

Published  -  31-01-2009

PSI Pricing Survey Report, Version 1, 31st January 2009

Author: Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  26-01-2009

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme

Contents

· Pricing of PSI – is the pendulum swinging?

· Publication of the Study: Impact Analysis of the PSI Directive in the EU

· Assessment of the re-use of Public Sector Information in the Czech Republic

· Hyderabad considers PSI Policy Principles

Published  -  26-01-2009

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme

Contents

· Pricing of PSI – is the pendulum swinging?

· Publication of the Study: Impact Analysis of the PSI Directive in the EU

· Assessment of the re-use of Public Sector Information in the Czech Republic

· Hyderabad considers PSI Policy Principles

Published  -  24-01-2009

Access Final Report

 

Survey Analysis Preliminary Reports

Draft report PSI Survey Analysis as at 24 January 2009 ( PDF Format )

Draft report PSI Survey Analysis as at 17 January 2009 ( PDF Format )

Published  -  21-01-2009

This announcement was made available during the period that the survey was open for circulation to PSI Stakeholders with interests in PSI pricing and charging issues and developments and to promote the survey. The survey closed at midnight 30 January 2009 and the report on the survey has been published.

Download Announcement

Published  -  16-01-2009

Authors: Runar Bergheim, Asplan Viak Internet, and Heather Broomfield, Enterprise Europe Network/Innovation Norway

Published  -  24-12-2008

The Visegrad Group for Developing Information Society information portal includes amongst the publications and other information the report on the Fifth VDIS Conference that was held during April 2008 in the Czech Republic. The report was published on the 25 June 2008.

Conference Report Content

Introductory word
Welcome to the V4DIS conference

Programme

Published  -  24-12-2008

The proceedings from the Open Access and Research Conference have been published on the information portal – aupsi

Published  -  17-12-2008

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme

Contents

Published  -  17-12-2008

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme

Contents

Published  -  11-12-2008

Author: Fredrik Sand, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Brian Green, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  04-12-2008

Author: Michal Warzala, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  04-12-2008

Author: Michal Warzala, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  01-12-2008


Access Report:

The opening page of this paper comments:

"We want to work together with suppliers and users of non-personal government information and with people who use it now or wish to re-use it to create new information or products. We want to understand any issues you are facing. Opening up access to this non-personal government information and data is expected to create value for the New Zealand economy and increase our social and cultural well being."

Published  -  27-11-2008

Author: Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  25-11-2008

The following questionnaire was finalised following consideration by the experts at the ePSIplus Financial Impact (PSI Pricing) Thematic Meeting 3 meeting held in Athens on the 20 - 21 November 2008. It was used to conduct the ePSIplus PSI Pricing Survey.

The purpose of the questionnaire was to support an ePSIplus Thematic Network survey that opened on 1 December 2008 and closed on 26 January 2009.

Published  -  18-11-2008

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme

Contents

Published  -  18-11-2008

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme

Contents

Published  -  15-11-2008


ePSIplus References to this document

ePSIplus Thematic Meeting – PSI Pricing 1 – Helsinki – Objectives of the meeting. The presentation made reference to the following:

Page 9: Standard Land Charge search fee
Page 10: Exhibit 4
Page 69: Spending a Penny


Obtaining the report

From The Audit Commission

Published  -  15-11-2008

On the 22 January 2008 the UK Audit Commission published the report titled - Positively Charged.

The Audit Commission last considered the topic of council charges in 1999 in the report The Price is Right?

Published  -  11-11-2008

The report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  18-10-2008

A one day conference organised by Whitehall & Westminster World and supported by the Office of Public Sector Information part of the National Archives.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, The Caledonian Club London

Conference Programme (4 pages PDF format)

Published  -  02-10-2008

This report documents the ePSIplus Conference held 13 June 2008 which focused on providing a forum to stimulate dialogue about and provide an opportunity for input into the ePSIplus Recommendations. It documents the Conference, the feedback collected and its outcomes as well as presenting the final version of the ePSIplus Recommendations and Supporting Evidence submitted to the Commission’s review of the Directive. Contents of the report cover the following topics.

Published  -  24-09-2008

Developments in PSI re-use across Europe, presented by Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst
34 slides ( PDF format )
34 slides ( PPS format )
34 slides ( PPT format )

Published  -  22-09-2008

The document includes an introductory section on the basis for the Recommendations followed by the recommendations organised in the following categories. The final section includes citations to specific pieces of evidence for each of the recommendations.

Published  -  19-09-2008

Author: Chris Corbin ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  15-09-2008

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme

Contents

ePSIplus Conference Endorses Recommendations

  • Discussions and Debate
  • Conference Participants

ePSIplus Final Recommendations

Published  -  15-09-2008

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme

Contents

ePSIplus Conference Endorses Recommendations

  • Discussions and Debate
  • Conference Participants

ePSIplus Final Recommendations

Published  -  12-09-2008

The comprehensive report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  31-08-2008

Contents of the report include information about objectives, Network composition, description of work completed and achievements, target users and discussion about the impact and sustainability of the work of the Network.

Published  -  03-08-2008


April 2008 Report

Office of Fair Trading CUPI - Progress report number 1

The report outlines the actions taken on the following topics:

Published  -  01-08-2008


London: 5 August 2009

The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) for the period commencing Summer 2008 through to the Summer 2009.

Published  -  01-08-2008


London: 22 July 2008

The UK Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) published the annual report on the status of the Re-use of Public Sector Information regulations within the UK.


References

Title: The United Kingdom Report on the Re-use of Public Sector Information 2008 - Unlocking PSI Potential
ISBN: 9 78 010174 4621
Pages: 65

Published  -  04-07-2008

Published  -  03-07-2008

At the 13th EC GIS Workshop held in Porto, Portugal from the 4 to 6 July 2007 the European Commission announced in the presentation titled INSPIRE Context and Governance (Slide 33 & 34) the introduction of an INSPIRE Forum into the Governance of INSPIRE. The presentation took place on Wednesday 4 July 2007.

Slide title: Strengthen Governance: The INSPIRE Forum

Published  -  30-06-2008

Author: Marc de Vries, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  20-06-2008

The following text has been copied from the OECD document titled: Shaping Policies for the Future of the internet Economy - Annexes


Annex F.

OECD RECOMMENDATION OF THE COUNCIL FOR ENHANCED ACCESS AND MORE EFFECTIVE USE OF PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION

THE COUNCIL

Having regard to Article 5 b) of the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of 14 December 1960;

Published  -  10-06-2008

The presentations have been published and available on request to PROGIS

Advanced ICT to cope with the challenges of agriculture, forestry and environment

14 April 2008

1. Vision for tomorrow

Food security, bio energy and climate change: Challenges for spatially detailed integrated multidisciplinary research, presented by DI Günther Fischer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Published  -  04-06-2008
Published  -  21-05-2008

Author: Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  09-05-2008

The comprehensive report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  01-05-2008
  • Visit Numbers
  • Visits by Countries
  • Geo Overlay City Map

For comments or queries contact the ePSIplus Web Team

info@epsiplus.net

Published  -  15-04-2008

“EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (Report)

This report presents the finding of a study undertaken in 2007 by the Centre of Land Policy and Valuations of the Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya on the socio-economic impact of the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) of Catalonia. The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission commissioned the study and recommended the methodology.

Published  -  23-03-2008

1. Introduction

2. ePSIplus PSI Re-use Thematic Meetings Reports

3. IAG (Industry Action Group) Stages 1-7 Documentation

4. PSIA (Public Sector Information Alliance) Documentation

Published  -  23-03-2008

Appendix A - PSI Re-use Business Thematic Meeting 1 (31 August 2007, Copenhagen) Report

Appendix B - PSI Re-use Business Thematic Meeting 2 (19 October 2007, Brussels) Report

Published  -  23-03-2008

Appendix A - PSI Re-use Business Thematic Meeting 1 (31 August 2007, Copenhagen) Report

Appendix B - PSI Re-use Business Thematic Meeting 2 (19 October 2007, Brussels) Report

Published  -  23-03-2008

Appendix C - Summary of the responses received to draft IAG Plan

Appendix D - Business Plan (English)

Appendix E - Business Plan (French)

Appendix F - IAG Conference Call Agenda

Published  -  23-03-2008

Appendix C - Summary of the responses received to draft IAG Plan

Appendix D - Business Plan (English)

Appendix E - Business Plan (French)

Appendix F - IAG Conference Call Agenda

Published  -  23-03-2008

Appendix G - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Invitation

Appendix H - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Agenda

Appendix I - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Participants

Appendix J - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Presentation - Michael Nicholson

Appendix K - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Presentation – Christian Lister

Appendix L - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Presentation - Quintus

Published  -  23-03-2008

Appendix G - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Invitation

Appendix H - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Agenda

Appendix I - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Participants

Appendix J - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Presentation - Michael Nicholson

Appendix K - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Presentation – Christian Lister

Appendix L - PSI Alliance Inaugural Meeting (Launch) Presentation - Quintus

Published  -  28-02-2008


Paris: 4 February 2008

The ePSIplus Thematic network attended the meeting jointly organized by the U.S. National Committee for CODATA and the OECD that took place in Paris on the 4th and 5th February 2008.

The meeting titled - The Socioeconomic Effects of Public Sector Information on Digital Networks: Toward a Better Understanding of Different Access and Reuse Policies included a presentation from the ePSIplus Thematic Network on the afternoon of the 4th February 2008.

Published  -  21-02-2008

Author: Marc de Vries, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  07-02-2008

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme.

Contents

Published  -  07-02-2008

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme.

Contents

Published  -  06-02-2008

The OECD and the US National Committee for CODATA held a joint meeting at the OECD in Paris on the 4 and 5 February 2008.

The title of the event was:

The Socioeconomic Effects of Public Sector Information on Digital Networks: Towards a Better Understanding of Different Acess and Reuse Policies.

The PSI Alliance was invited to attend and present at the meeting. Michael Nicholson presented the presentation titled:

Achieving fair and open access to PSI for maximum returns

Published  -  02-02-2008

Author: Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  02-02-2008

The UK Parliament Communities and Local Government Committee published he report on their 2007/08 Inquiry regarding the Ordnance Survey on 2 February 2008.

Published  -  01-02-2008
  • Visit Numbers
  • Visits by Countries
  • Geo Overlay City Map

For comments or queries contact the ePSIplus Web Team

info@epsiplus.net

Published  -  25-01-2008

Author: Gerhard Wagner, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  25-01-2008
Published  -  23-01-2008
Published  -  23-01-2008

Author: Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  23-01-2008


Prague: 23 January 2008

PSI Alliance – The Logic, Michael Nicholson
6 slides (PDF)
6 slides (PPS)
6 slides (PPT)

Published  -  16-01-2008

The PSI Prospectus - Contents

  • Introduction
  • Manifesto
  • The Apporach
  • Initial Membership
  • The Organisational Steps
Published  -  16-01-2008
Published  -  09-01-2008
Published  -  19-12-2007

The Launch agenda is designed to elicit contributions and planning towards formally establishing the PSI Alliance. The PSI Alliance will be of interest to all those private sector companies and Associations, both large and small, who see the re-use of PSI as a key part of their activities either within their own country or across the EU.

Please refer to the annexed PSI Alliance invitation and initial prospectus documents for more information and contact details.

Published  -  14-12-2007

Author: Michal Warzala, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  13-12-2007

Author: Michal Warzala, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  11-12-2007

Author: Marc de Vries, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  10-12-2007

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme.

Contents

Published  -  10-12-2007

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme.

Contents

Published  -  06-12-2007

Author: Gerhard Wagner, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  01-12-2007

Access the full report on the study - Publiskā sektora informācijas atkalizmantošana Latvijā (75 pages) which has also been published `(Latvian language only).

Published  -  30-11-2007

The 6th International Conference REGNO 2007 took place in Riga, Latvia on the 26th and 27th November 2007. Session 3 within conference considered five presentations related to the re-use of public sector information that were presented in the following order.

Published  -  26-11-2007

The comprehensive report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  07-11-2007

Author: Brian Green, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  03-11-2007


London: 1& 2 November 2007

The UK Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) that sponsored the ePSI plus Thematic meeting PSI Pricing 2 – Impact analysis in the context of the PSI Directive that was held in London on the 1st and 2nd November 2007 provided each expert attending the meeting with an OPSI Information pack.

Published  -  01-11-2007

The report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  30-10-2007

Author: Brian Green, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  25-10-2007

Author: Brian Green, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  19-10-2007

The report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  08-10-2007

The report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  02-10-2007

Author: Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst

This report documents the Finland ePSIplus National Meeting (agenda, presentations, discussions, participants). It is comprehensive and an excellent source of information about implementation of the PSI Directive in Finland and PSI re-use topics. Themes covered in the report include: law and regulatory impact; public sector organisation and culture change; PSI re-use business; financial impact; and information management standards touching on the current situation and future developments.

Published  -  27-09-2007

Author: Marc de Vries, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  12-09-2007

Contents of the report include information about objectives, Network composition, description of work completed and achievements, target users and discussion about the impact and sustainability of the work of the Network.

Published  -  10-09-2007

The comprehensive report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  05-09-2007

Author: Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  04-09-2007

This thematic paper was prepared for the 2nd of a series of 3 meetings on the Law and Regulation theme (10-11 September 2007). The focus of this paper is on the meeting theme: E-exploitation of Cultural Heritage Information – a need for a European hand?

This paper will continue to be updated as work progresses in this thematic area.

Published  -  02-09-2007

This thematic briefing paper offers a concise summary of the activities within the area of Encouraging PSI Re-use Business.

The paper will be updated as work progresses in this thematic area.

Published  -  31-08-2007

The report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  28-08-2007

This thematic paper offers a concise summary of the issues covered in the Thematic area of Public Sector Culture

This paper will be updated as work progresses in this thematic area.

Published  -  25-08-2007

Dissemination of public data and the digital revolution

MANDELKERN Dieudonné, MARAIS Bertrand du FRANCE. Commissariat général du plan

Paris; La Documentation française; 1999; 123 pages

Published  -  23-08-2007

This thematic briefing paper offers a concise summary of the issues related to the PSI Directive on PSI Re-use and the financial impact.

This paper will be updated as work progresses in this thematic area.

Published  -  01-08-2007

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme.

Contents

Published  -  01-08-2007

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme.

Contents

Published  -  17-07-2007

This thematic paper offers a concise summary of the issues covered in the area of Information Management Standards and Data Quality.'

Topics covered include:

  • Information Management and Discovery

  • Asset Registries

  • Identifiers

  • Standards and Interoperability

  • Data Quality

This paper will be updated as work progresses in this thematic area.

Published  -  17-07-2007

This thematic paper offers a concise summary of the issues covered in the Thematic area of Law and Regulation. It was prepared for the 1st of a series of 3 meetings on the Law and Regulation theme held 16 February 2007.

The following link is an updated version of this briefing paper originally published as Ver. 1 February 2007.

Published  -  05-07-2007

The comprehensive report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  01-07-2007

Author: UK Office of Public Sector Information OPSI

The report offers a thorough review of the implementation of the PSI Directive in the UK including reporting on interaction with the wider European PSI community through the ePSIplus Thematic Network.

The executive summary states,

"Marking two years since the UK implementation of The Re-Use of Public Sector

Information Regulations 2005 (PSI Regulations), this report reviews the progress made in

Published  -  25-06-2007


London 25th June 2007


Title

The Government’s Response to The Power of Information: An independent review by Ed Mayo and Tom Steinberg (2007)


References

Date: June 2007
Cm 7157
Pages: 20

Published  -  17-06-2007

The European Commission's MEPSIR Report (Measuring European Public Sector Resources) , June 2006

(detailed results for sub domains and individual countries)

Published  -  14-06-2007

Author: Gerhard Wagner, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  02-06-2007

Access Report:

The report makes 15 recommendations

Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Changes in the use and availability of information
Chapter 3: Why these changes matter
Chapter 4: The challenges facing government
Chapter 5: Exploring new opportunities
Chapter 6: Improving access to public sector information
Chapter 7: Protecting the public interest
Chapter 8: Follow-through and next steps
Appendices
References

Published  -  20-05-2007


Report Title

ECONOMIC THEORY AS IT APPLIES TO STATISTICS CANADA: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Author: Kirsti Nilsen, PhD
Submitted to Statistics Canada: 7 May 2007
Contract: 72100-06-0049
Pages: 114


Contents

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Review of the Literature on the Economic Theory of Information

Published  -  11-05-2007

The programme included presentations within central Europe in the Czech Republic, German, Polish cross-border regions. The presentations included:


UNSDI Vision, Strategy and Implementation Plan – A true X-border GI Exercise

Presented by Jelle U. Hielkema - UNGIWG Secretariat
Presentation (PDF) 17 slides

Published  -  01-05-2007


Paris: May 2007

Le GFII est l’association des acteurs publics et privés de l’information numérique professionnelle Public Data report:


Title

Point sur la réutilisation des informations publiques en France – mai 2007

References

Pages: 12

Published  -  01-05-2007

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme.

Contents

Published  -  01-05-2007

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme.

Contents

Published  -  19-04-2007

The comprehensive report includes a summary of meeting discussions and presentations followed by sections on key issues raised, conclusions and issues for further action.

Published  -  15-04-2007

This is a comprehenisve report covering topics related to the financial impact of the PSI Directive and PSI re-use including pricing examples.

All observations, feedback, and further evidence related to this report are welcome and can be emailed to ePSIplus Analyst Chris Corbin.

This paper will be updated as work progresses in this thematic area.

Published  -  11-04-2007

This report includes contextual information setting the scene, overview of presentations, summaries and follow up actions.

Published  -  24-02-2007

Public Sector Information: A collation of country feedback provided by the Thematic Network Partners.

Report Version 2.1

(88 pages, PDF version)

The current edition contains information from 22 countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, UK and Gibraltar.

Published  -  20-02-2007

Author: Chris Corbin, ePSIplus Analyst

Published  -  16-02-2007

The report includes an executive summary, contextual information setting the scene, overview of presentations, summaries and follow up actions

Published  -  08-01-2007

The Czech language version of the PSI Alliance Initial Prospectus has been kindly provided by Dagmar Vranova of EPMA – European Projects & Management Agency.

The Czech languge version of the PSI Alliance Initial Prospectus also available from the Czech PSI Watch.

Published  -  02-01-2007


March 2007 Report

Published  -  01-01-2007

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme.

Contents

Published  -  01-01-2007

ePSIplus Update is the quarterly newsletter published by the ePSIplus Thematic Network on PSI re-use, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme.

Contents

Published  -  01-01-2007

This factsheet published by the European Commission provides a country profile of Iceland and covers the following eGovernment topics.

  • History
  • Strategy
  • Legal Framework
  • Actors
  • Who’s Who
  • Infrastructure
  • Services for Citizens
  • Services for Businesses
Published  -  29-12-2006

Meanwhile, unfortunately, the implementation has taken place within the FOIA, however, there are now plans to redraft the full legal framework on PSI, not only related to re-use, but covering the entire life cycle of PSI, bundling rules on (a) access (b) accessibility (c) re-use (d) exchange of PSI between public sector bodies (e) rights of persons in relation to personal information held by public sector bodies, and (e) archiving of PSI.

Published  -  27-12-2006

Public Sector Information: A collation of country feedback provided by the Thematic Network Partners .

Report Version 2

(86 pages, PDF version)

The current edition contains information from 22 countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, UK and Gibraltar.

Published  -  18-12-2006

Although no longer being updated, the ePSINet project standards map (January 2004) is an excellent resource for reviewing and understanding metadata standards for government information in Europe.

Published  -  07-12-2006


London: 7th December 2006

The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published its report on the market study on the Commercial use of Public Information (CUPI).
The report is made up of a number of sections and are accessible from the CUPI Market study web page.

Published  -  01-12-2006

It summarises the review undertaken of SDI (Spatial Data Indicators) in Iceland, and reflects the degree to which the SDI situation in Iceland is similar to the ideas set out in the INSPIRE (European Spatial Data Infrastructure) position papers and scoping documents.

Authors: Margaret Hall and Peter Beusen (ICRI)

Publication Date: December 2006

Published  -  01-12-2006

This report for Iceland was published by the European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, Innovation Policy Development Unit.

The report on innovation in Iceland includes:

  • The Innovation governance system
  • Overview of the innovation system.
  • Developments in Innovation policy
  • What lessons can be drawn from policy implementation?.

In addition there are details of 14 Exhibits from within the country:

Published  -  23-11-2006

Economy of the immaterial one: Growth of tomorrow

LEVY Maurice, JOUYET Jean-Pierre
FRANCE. Ministère de l'économie, des finances et de l'industrie

Paris; Ministère de l'économie, des finances et de l'industrie;2006;168 pages

Published  -  14-10-2006


London: October 2006

The Autumn 2006 edition (ISSN 1750-6883) of The Network of government and information specialists (NGLIS) Network Journal carried an article titled:

Crown copyright: guardian of authenticity or fetter on information access?

Written by Neil Waterhouse. The article appears on pages 13 to 18.

Published  -  05-10-2006

Demographics User Group Conference
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Thursday 5 October 2006

Chair’s opening remarks. Richard Alldritt, Statistics Commission

Keynote address: Public sector information in the Internet age. Professor Richard Susskind (APPSI)
12 slides (PDF)

Published  -  03-10-2006

This report offers a crtique of the UK's Transformational Government's strategy covering a broad range of policy issues including principles of information science, world views and future vision and opportunties for the UK. Adrian Norman's comments are challenging and cover specific examples.

Published  -  28-04-2006

The European Commission brochure Exploiting the potential of Europe’s public sector information sets out on page 8 under What does the directive prescribe?

The directive is built around two key pillars of the internal market: transparencyand fair competition. It contains rules on the following aspects: and goes onto detail eight rules one of which states:

Published  -  09-03-2006

The Guardian newspaper, which was founded in 1821, is a daily newspaper published each morning Monday to Saturday in the UK. An electronic version of the news paper is published simultaneously.

The Guardian Technology supplement initiated a campaign on the 9th March 2006 to:

Free Our Data: Make taxpayers' data available to them

The campaign objectives can be found on the home page of the Free Our Data web site

Published  -  15-01-2006


Executive Summary

Published  -  15-12-2005


Paris: December 2005

The French Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure, Tourism and the Sea published a report titled:

Le référentiel à grande échelle de l'Institut géographique national (IGN) (58 pages)

A summary of the conclusions in English maybe be found below.

Published  -  15-04-2005

Deliverable D4.1 in the framework of the EPSINet CEE project

This document presents eight cases of the commercial re-use of PSI (Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Romania). The documented cases reflect broad thematic coverage.

Published  -  15-10-2004

This document was prepared as part of the official deliverables in the ePSINet project and aimed to illustrate some practical case studies in the PSI environment.

Published  -  15-05-2004

This report is based on a series of visits and interviews conducted over 4 working days by an ePSInet team in May 2004, enhanced by follow-up desk research. The report is organised in two main sections:

Published  -  01-05-2004

This brochure (published by the European Commission Directorate General for the Information Society Unit Information Market) offers a concise overview of European PSI access and re-use issues including the following topics.

  • What is Public Sector Information?
  • Public Sector Information: Raw Material for Added Value Services
  • Barriers to the Re-use of Public Sector Information
  • Community Actions
  • eContent Projects on PSI Re-use
  • Good Practices
Published  -  30-01-2004
Published  -  01-01-2004

To view click here: PSI-Navigator

The European Commission funded three companies (Publishers) through the eContent programme to develop the PSI-Navigator. It is hoped that this will provide a widely useful resource, in line with the recommendations of the Directive on PSI re-use.

This unique application aims to help both businesses and individuals locate the PSI (e.g., files, datasets, publications etc.), they are looking for from across the European Union member states.

Published  -  21-12-2003

The report Achieving optimal value from publicly funded marine information resources prepared by the UK Marine Information Council Working Group on Data Access and was published in 2003.


Contents of the Report (23 pages)

Executive summary
1. Introduction
2. The legislative and policy framework
3. Sales of publicly funded marine data
4. The economic argument
5. Conclusions
References

Published  -  24-11-2003

GINIE was a research project funded by the European Commission’s IST (Information Society Technology Programme) covering the period November 2001- January 2004.

The project partners included:

Published  -  23-11-2003

GINIE was a research project funded by the European Commission’s IST (Information Society Technology Programme) covering the period November 2001- January 2004.

The project partners included:

Published  -  11-11-2003

GINIE was a research project funded by the European Commission’s IST (Information Society Technology Programme) covering the period November 2001- January 2004.

The project partners included:

Published  -  01-02-2002

The report seeks to demonstrate the economic and social benefits of open access and dissemination policies for public sector information, particularly as opposed to the limitations of the "cost recovery " or "government commercialisation" approach.

The report offers good coverage of conclusions of recent economic and public policy research, as well as examples of failed or limited cost recovery experiments in the US and Europe.

Author: Peter Weiss

U.S. Department of Commerce of Commerce

Published  -  30-09-2000

Title: Commercial exploitation of Europe’s public sector information - (20 September 2000)

Title: Commercial exploitation of Europe’s public sector information - (30 October 2000)

Study Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate General for the Information Society

Study completed by: Pira International Ltd., University of East Anglia and KnowledgeView Ltd.