[open-development] [open-government] Special Issue on Open Government Data - Journalof Community Informatics

michael gurstein gurstein at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 03:24:50 UTC 2012

I've also published my editorial below as a blogpost with opportunities for
Tiny URL  <http://wp.me/pJQl5-98> http://wp.me/pJQl5-98 
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Community Informatics

Hello all,

The Journal of Community Informatics has just published its latest issue at
http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/issue/view/41 focussing on Open
Government Data. The table of contents is below. I've been involved in
co-editing the issue along with Zainab Bawa. JCI is an open access journal,
with all the papers available as HTML online. 

The papers and notes in this issue seek to make a constructive contribution
to the developing debates and practices of Open Government Data - looking at
issues of politics and power alongside issues of technical architecture, and
drawing on empirical research into open data in practice at national,
regional or local levels. A number highlight key challenges that open
government data policy and practice will need to engage with in coming

This issue is being published as a rolling issue, with an initial set of
papers made available in April 2012, and a further set of papers (currently
going through the review process), and field notes (responding to emerging
themes) to be published later in the year, so look out for updates. 

All best wishes

Tim Davies

Table of Contents


The Promises and Perils of Open Government Data
<http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/929> (OGD)	 HTML
Tim G. Davies, Zainab Ashraf Bawa	 	
Two Worlds of Open Government Data: Getting the Lowdown on
<http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/927> Public Toilets in
Chennai and Other Matters	 HTML
Michael Gurstein	 	


The Rhetoric of Transparency and its Reality: Transparent
<http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/866> Territories, Opaque
Power and Empowerment	 HTML
Bhuvaneswari Raman	 	
"This is what modern deregulation looks like" :
<http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/845> co-optation and
contestation in the shaping of the UK's Open Government Data Initiative
HTML <http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/845/916> 	
Jo Bates	 	
Data Template For District Economic Planning
<http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/826> 	 HTML
Sharadini Rath	 	
Guidelines for Designing Deliberative Digital Habitats:
<http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/918> Learning from
e-Participation for Open Data Initiatives	 HTML
Fiorella De Cindio	 	

Notes from the field

Mapping the Tso Kar basin in Ladakh
<http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/891> 	 HTML
Shashank Srinivasan	 	
Collecting data in Chennai City and the limits of
<http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/877> openness
HTML <http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/877/908> 	
Nithya V Raman	 	
Apps For Amsterdam <http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/850>
HTML <http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/850/906> 	
Tom Demeyer	 	
Open Data - what the citizens really want
<http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/814> 	 HTML
Wolfgang Both	 	

Points of View

Some Observations on the Practice of "Open Data" As
<http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/920> Opposed to Its
Promise	 HTML <http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/920/917>

Roland J. Cole	

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