Another article by ENGAGE members has been published, entitled “Benefits, Adoption Barriers and Myths of Open Data and Open Government”. The article is now available on Taylor & Francis Online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10580530.2012.716740.
In this article, based on data collected through interviews and a workshop, the benefits and adoption barriers for open data have been derived. The results suggest that a conceptually simplistic view is often adopted with regard to open data, which automatically correlates the publicizing of data with use and benefits. Also, five “myths” concerning open data are presented, which place the expectations within a realistic perspective. Further, the recommendation is provided that such projects should take a user’s view.