Tobias Escher has posted What Web 2.0 means for Public Sector Information talking about a number of challenges to the way governments provide their information (visibility, competition, control and license) and providing some basic steps government should take in order to make Public Sector Information 2.0 (provide structure formats, leverage the wisdom of the crowds, government certified data stream, and sort out the licensing). I guess his reflection is based on his work on Government on the Web:
This site is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of e-government and the impact of web-based technologies on government. This site is run jointly by the LSE Public Policy Group (London School of Economics and Political Science) and the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford).
I will add two more basic steps government should take in order to make Public Sector Information 2.0:
- Analysis and assessment because governments could take advantage -benefits- learning about the Internet users -citizens- when they collaborate and share using Web 2.0 tools.
- The blend of expert knowledge and lay knowledge potentially means an emergence of another knowledge’s source.
Finally I would like to congratulate Tobias for his post because it shows us that scientific research on Web 2.0 is possible.
|Updated by Tobias Escher – November 29th, 2007: Public Accounts Committee hears the NAO Government on the Internet report|