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Linked Open Data - A Means for Public Sector Information Management

  • Johann Höchtl
  • Peter Reichstädter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6866)

Abstract

Currently information management in public administration is discussed under the aspects of information production, effective information provision and information logistics. The authors point out why the provision of Open Government Data shall be seen as a core element of strategic information management in the public sector and why extensive literature on the subject will be needed in future. The authors have designed an architectural model for Linked Open Government Data based on Good Practice Models in administration and economics. The proposed model is based on current wide spread technologies of Semantic Web, using Tim Berners-Lee 5-star Model. Simple APIs based on RESTful Services are necessary to take advantage of benefits of Peer Production and to guarantee compatibility with the growing market of mobile applications. Issues concerning licencing and legal liability are discussed in the concluding section.

Keywords

information management infrastructure Linked Open Government Data semantics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johann Höchtl
    • 1
  • Peter Reichstädter
    • 2
  1. 1.Danube University KremsKremsAustria
  2. 2.E-Government / ICT Strategy at Austrian Federal ChancelleryViennaAustria

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