Libraries and Open Government | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

We’ve followed with enthusiasm the new global focus on open government. Barack Obama launched the Open Government Partnership in New York in September, an international initiative which aims to ...

 

"Our colleague Anna Taranenko from the Bibliomist program in Ukraine recently attended the Open Government Data camp in Warsaw, where she networked with activists from around the world on the issues and challenges surrounding open government. At the camp, she encountered amazing people from around the world working to help governments become more transparent and engage more with citizens. She noted some common challenges, however, especially in developing countries. Uptake is an issue. Despite the resources being put into public data and websites that give unprecedented visibility to government spending and statistics, there’s some disappointment and confusion about how to get people beyond the few activists making use of the new tools."