Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bibliography: The Socioeconomic Effects of Public Sector Information

Chapter 14 (Measuring the Social and Economic Costs of Public Sector Information Online: A Review of the Literature and Future Directions by Paul F. Uhlir, Raed M. Sharif, and Tilman Merz) of The Socioeconomic Effects of Public Sector Information (PSI) on Digital Networks has a useful bibliography of useful links in this area. I have reproduced the bibliography portion of the chapter below:


The Socioeconomic Effects of Public Sector Information

Paul Uhlir (who recently spoke at the session I was chairing at the Ottawa ICSTI2009 conference) has produced a report for the U.S. National Academies entitled The Socioeconomic Effects of Public Sector Information (PSI) on Digital Networks, which is a collection of papers on PSI policy from a number of OECD countries.

Paul is also on the U.S. National Committee for CODATA.

Table of Contents:

  • Overview of U.S. Federal Government Information Policy Nancy Weiss, Institute of Museum and Library Services, United States
  • PSI Implementation in the UK: Successes and Challenges Jim Wretham, Office of Public Sector Information United Kingdom
  • The Value to Industry of PSI: The Business Sector Perspective Martin Fornefeld, MICUS Management Consulting Germany
  • Achieving Fair and Open Access to PSI for Maximum Returns Michael Nicholson, PSI Alliance United Kingdom
  • Public Sector Information: Why Bother? Robbin te Velde, Dialogic The Netherlands
  • Measuring the Economic Impact of the PSI Directive in the Context of the 2008 ReviewChris Corbin, ePSIplus United Kingdom
  • Different PSI Access Policies and Their Impact Frederika Welle Donker, Delft University of Technology The Netherlands
  • The Price of Everything but the Value of Nothing Antoinette Graves, Office of Fair Trading United Kingdom
  • Enhancing Access to Government Information: Economic Theory as It Applies to Statistics Canada Kirsti Nilsen, University of Western Ontario Canada
  • Assessing the Impact of Public Sector Geographic Information Max Craglia, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, JRC Italy
  • Assessing the Economic and Social Benefits of NOAA Data Online Rodney Weiher, NOAA United States
  • Exploring the Impacts of Enhanced Access to Publicly Funded Research John Houghton, Victoria University Australia
  • Measuring the Social and Economic Costs of Public Sector Information Online: A Review of the Literature and Future Directions Paul F. Uhlir, Raed M. Sharif, and Tilman Merz
Thanks to Tracey for pointing this out.

Monday, June 08, 2009

ICSTI Conference: Managing Data for Science

CISTI (Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information) is hosting the ICSTI (International Council for Scientific and Technical Information) conference "Managing Data for Science" here in Ottawa at the LAC (Library and Archives Canada). The conference is June 9-10, 1 1/2 days long with an excellent international single stream program structured into four sessions, "Foundations", "Libraries", "Data Services" and "Semantic Science". I will be attending all sessions and will also be moderating the "Semantic Science" session.