Perception of Key Barriers in Using and Publishing Open Data

Polleres, Axel ORCID: and Umbrich, Jürgen and Figl, Kathrin and Beno, Martin (2017) Perception of Key Barriers in Using and Publishing Open Data. JeDEM - eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 9 (2). pp. 134-165. ISSN 2075-9517

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There is a growing body of literature recognizing the benefits of Open Data. However, many potential data providers are unwilling to publish their data and at the same time, data users are often faced with difficulties when attempting to use Open Data in practice. Despite various barriers in using and publishing Open Data still being present, studies which systematically collect and assess these barriers are rare. Based on this observation we present a review on prior literature on barriers and the results of an empirical study aimed at assessing both the users' and publishers' views on obstacles regarding Open Data adoption. We collected data with an online survey in Austria and internationally. Using a sample of 183 participants, we draw conclusions about the relative importance of the barriers reported in the literature. In comparison to a previous conference paper presented at the conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, this article includes new additional data from participants outside Austria, reports new analyses, and substantially extends the discussion of results and of possible strategies for the mitigation of Open Data barriers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article was originally submitted to the International Conference for EDemocracy and Open Government 2017 (CeDEM 17).
Keywords: Open Data, barriers, data quality, questionnaire, barrier mitigation
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag.
Version of the Document: Published
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: Mohammad Al Hessan
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 13:30
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 13:30
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