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dc.contributor.authorChan, Mavis
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Peter A.
dc.contributor.authorShookner, Malcolm 19:41:21 (GMT) 19:41:21 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThis article was first published in the JeDEM-eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government in Summer 2016, available online: This article is made available under the CC-BY 3.0 license
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the Nova Scotia Community Counts program, a common platform that aggregates data from many sources mirroring what is generally considered as government open data. The role of Community Counts as a data infomediary adds additional value for both data providers and users within information-intensive open data ecosystems. While data literacy is a recurring issue in the open data world, Community Counts has been a success case for engaging the wider community, serving as a catalyst to improve data literacy. This study also reveals the importance of harnessing the social benefits of open data, as it provides additional incentive for users to engage in data, thereby increasing open data usage and allowing further value to be realized by a more diverse base of users.en
dc.publisherCenter for E-Governmenten
dc.subjectopen dataen
dc.subjectcommunity informaticsen
dc.subjectcommunity developmenten
dc.subjectdata literacyen
dc.subjectopen governanceen
dc.subjectdata use empowermenten
dc.titleAssessing the Use of Government Open Data and the Role of Data Infomediaries The Case of Nova Scotia’s Community Counts Programen
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Environmenten
uws.contributor.affiliation2Geography and Environmental Managementen

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