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Challenges and Supports for Accessing Open Government Datasets

Xiao, Fanghui and He, Daqing and Chi, Yu and Jeng, Wei and Tomer, Christinger (2019) Challenges and Supports for Accessing Open Government Datasets. In: 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, 10-14 Mar 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK.

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The importance of open government data is often associated with increased public trust, civic engagement, and accountable administrations. While there is a myriad of benefits, the existing literature suggests that many open government datasets lack accessibility and usability for diverse users. This study seeks to explore what contextual information users require when they access these datasets. Using mixed methods, we aim to discover the challenges of accessing data, and the necessary contextual information needed by the users to overcome these challenges. As the outcome of this study, we propose a framework called "Data Guides", which is composedof the identified important contextual information. In future work, we will test the effectiveness of the Data Guide in aiding users’ accessing and understanding open government data.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Xiao, Fanghuifax2@pitt.edufax2
He, Daqingdah44@pitt.edudah44
Chi, Yuyuc73@pitt.eduyuc73
Tomer, Christingerctomerctomer
Date: March 2019
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
Event Dates: 10-14 Mar 2019
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 13:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 13:48


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