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studyOnBusinessModelsForLinkedOpenGovernmentData

The attached report presents the outcome of a study on Linked Open Government Data (LOGD), a set of principles for publishing, linking and accessing open government data as a service on the Web. The study was commissioned by the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme of the European Commission to address the following research topics:

  1. the value of LOGD for businesses, citizens, and public administrations;
  2. the cost structures behind the provision of LOGD;
  3. the revenue streams linked to the consumption of LOGD services; and
  4. enablers and barriers with regard to the value creation of LODG.

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BornDigitalDocumentsby Gabriela Redwine, Megan Barnard, Kate Donovan, Erika Farr, Michael Forstrom, Will Hansen, Jeremy Leighton John, Nancy Kuhl, Seth Shaw, and Susan Thomas

October 2013. 28 pp. $0
ISBN 978-1-932326-46-8
CLIR pub 159

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This is a web-only report—it is not available in print.

This report offers recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of born-digital materials transferred from donors to archival repositories. The report surveys the primary issues and concerns related to born-digital acquisitions and is intended for a broad audience with varying levels of interest and expertise, including donors, dealers, and repository staff.

Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories by Council on Library and Information Resources is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Public libraries across the European Union (EU) have long played an important role in communities by providing free access to information, guidance from trained librarians, and public meeting space. As meaningful participation in society increasingly requires access to digital information and resources, many public libraries in the EU have expanded their offerings to include access to information and communications technologies (ICTs) like computers and the Internet.

Final Report - Cross-European Library Impact

 

Under the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the EU has set ambitious objectives in many of the development areas to which access-to-information efforts contribute – specifically employment, innovation, education, and social inclusion. EU member states are expected to meet targets in these areas by 2020. There is anecdotal evidence that ICT access through public libraries can support the implementation of the specific growth, education, and cohesion policies related to the EU 2020 Strategy.

TNS, an independent research company with a global presence, was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation to conduct research across 17 EU countries to identify perceptions and types of use of public libraries. The purpose of the research was to understand the impact that public libraries in the EU have on users’ lives.

 

The document may be accessed from here: http://irexgl.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/cross-european-survey-on-ict-and-public-libraries-released-to-the-public/

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