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Enabling Publishing and Reuse of Government Data Through the Republic of Cyprus Open Data Portal

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In this work, we present the Republic of Cyprus Open Data Portal for promoting the publishing and reuse of government data. In particular, we present the design and implementation options for the portal and how this is used to enable access and reuse of government data. A brief overview of the state-of-affairs of open data in Cyprus is presented and how the deployment of the revamped national portal facilitated the reuse of government data, followed by a presentation of the design requirements of the portal and the steps followed to deploy it. We also present the current state of the portal in terms of datasets and usage statistics, as well as some of the innovative features now available to the users, such as visualizations and conversion of tabular data to application programming interfaces. The paper concludes with a brief presentation of the key findings of a user satisfaction survey that recorded the perceptions of expert users (programmers) after using the new version of the open data portal.


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  • Reuse of public data
  • Government portal

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The Republic of Cyprus Open Data Portal was developed by the Cyprus Open data team which was formed by the Public Administration and Personnel Department (Dimitris Michail and Mantalena Tsoukka) and the Open University of Cyprus (Christos Rodosthenous, Michalis Epiphaniou, Stathis Mavrotheris).

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Rodosthenous, C., Michail, D. (2022). Enabling Publishing and Reuse of Government Data Through the Republic of Cyprus Open Data Portal. In: Garoufallou, E., Ovalle-Perandones, MA., Vlachidis, A. (eds) Metadata and Semantic Research. MTSR 2021. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1537. Springer, Cham.

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