2013 Public Libraries and E-government Issue Brief

Action Brokering for Civic Engagement: A Case Study of ACTion Alexandria

Big Data: Strategies, Issues, and Recommendations

Community Sourcing: Bridging Resources, Partnerships, and ICTs to Promote Transformative Government

Libraries & E-government: New Partnerships in Public Service Executive Summary


03 Nov 2014

iPAC Co-Director Bertot Delivers Keynote at ICEGOV Conference

iPAC Co-Director John Bertot delivered the keynote entitled eGovernment and Inclusion: Potential, Issues, & Strategies at the 2014 ICEGOV Conference held in Guimarães, Portugal. The keynote touched on issues surrounding the potential of open data to spur innovative and transformative government in a digital age, but also discussed the challenges of inclusive eGovernment in an era of uneven access to broadband, mobile technologies, digital literacy, data literacy, increased disparities in wealth and education access, and changing demographics.Bertot also served as co-chair of the Ethics,...

08 Feb 2014

iPAC and ALA Announce E-Government@Your Library Webinar Series

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland at College Park are pleased to announce the re-launch of Lib2Gov, an online e-government resource for librarians. Over the past few months, both organizations have worked to transition LibEGov—a project supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through a National Leadership Grant—into Lib2Gov. The redesigned website Lib2Gov allows libraries and government agencies to come together and collaborate, share resources and build a community of practice...

21 Nov 2013

iPAC research cited in the Federal Register

Paul T. Jaeger, co-director of iPAC, and Dr. Jonathan Lazar, Professor at Towson University and an Affiliate Faculty member of iPAC, are two of the authors of a study cited in new regulations from the United States Department of Transportation in the Federal Register (vol. 78, no. 218). These new regulations are intended to make the websites and automated kiosks used by airlines and airports accessible to travelers with disabilities. As one of the reasons for the need of the new regulations, the Department of Transportation cites a study conducted by Lazar, Jaeger, and a number of student...

12 Sep 2013

John Carlo Bertot delivers Keynote at 2013 IFIP EGOV

iPAC co-director John Carlo Bertot will deliver a keynote presentation at the 2013 IFIP e-government conference (EGOV 2013) taking place in Koblenz, Germany 16-19 September 2013. The presentation is entitled Big and Open Data: Policy Issues and Implications. Open Government relies heavily on Open Data to as a foundation to transparent and accountable government. More recently, large scale datasets and initiatives - referred to as Big Data -- are used by civil society, governments, the private sector, and others to inform decision-making by policymakers and citizens at the local, regional, and...