Open Data: Creating Communities and Practices for a New Common

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Abstract

Open Data are increasingly seen as a new and very relevant resource, that can dramatically change the landscape of the services and infrastructure in urban environments. This opportunity is often conceptualized by defining open data as a new common. Open data however, are not necessarily a commons, at least in the sense defined by Bollier [1], they are rather a shareable resource, which will only be accessed and used if a community exists around them and a set of practices and rules are defined to manage them. This paper is focusing on those two aspects: the creation of a community of users and a set of practices that regulate and facilitate the use of open data. Communities and practices, the two elements that would turn open data into a common, are not emerging spontaneously; their emergence needs to be appropriately designed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet Science : INSCI 2017 International Workshops, IFIN, DATA ECONOMY, DSI, and CONVERSATIONS, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 22, 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMichail Vafopoulos, Asbjorn Folstad, Thomas Vilarinho, Sotiris Diplaris, Anna Satsiou
Number of pages11
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2018
Pages126-136
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-77546-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-77547-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event4th International Conference on Internet Science (INSCI) 22-24 November, 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 22 Nov 201724 Nov 2017
http://internetscienceconference.eu/

Workshop

Workshop4th International Conference on Internet Science (INSCI) 22-24 November, 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece
Country/TerritoryGreece
City Thessaloniki
Period22/11/201724/11/2017
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume10750
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • Commons
  • Open data
  • OpenDataLab
  • Service design

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