Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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.

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