On the back of the growing capacity of networked digital information technologies to process and visualise large amounts of information in a timely, efficient and user-driven manner, we have seen an increasing demand for better access to and re-use of public sector information. The story is not a new one. Share knowledge and together we can do great things; limit access and we reduce the potential for opportunity.
The two volumes of this book seek to explain and analyse the global shift in the way we manage public sector information. In doing so they collect and present papers, reports and submissions on the topic by the leading authors and institutions from across the world. These provide people tasked with mapping out and implementing information policy with reference material and practical guidance.
Volume 1 draws together papers on the topic by policymakers, academics and practitioners. The volumes are sold separately and as a set.
Brian Fitzgerald is an Australian legal academic and barrister, specialising in intellectual property and information technology.
1. Access to and re-use of public sector information
2. Innovation and open access to public sector information
3. The economics of public sector information
4. Open access and public sector information: policy developments in Australia and key jurisdictions
5. Enabling open access to public sector information with Creative Commons licences: the Australian experience
Anne Fitzgerald, Neale Hooper and Brian Fitzgerald
6. NZ government information policy and data re-use project background paper
7. Charting success and navigating the challenges in the PSI world
8. PSI policy principles: European best practice
9. UK public sector information and re-use policy: a 2008 analysis
10. Government data and the invisible hand
David Robinson, Harlan Yu, William P. Zeller and Edward W. Felten
11. Policy guidelines for the development and promotion of governmental public domain information
12. Rationale for access to public sector information
13. Public sector information access policies in Europe
Frederika Welle Donker
14. Data access in Canada: civicaccess.ca
Tracey P. Lauriault and Hugh McGuire
15. An evidence-free zone
16. Information interoperability, government and open standards
Anne Fitzgerald and Kylie Pappalardo
17. Economic issues in funding and supplying public sector information
John S. Cook
‘This book would be a great addition to any reference or government information collection, particularly one emphasizing the intersection of public sector information and open access licensing for multimedia content. Any interdisciplinary study of copyright and fair use, whether related directly to public sector information or to the Internet in general, would also benefit greatly from this title.’
Tom Adamich DttP: Documents to the People
Size: 250 × 176 × 18 mm
15 b&w tables and 27 b&w illustrations
Copyright: © 2010
Publication: 29 Jun 2010