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Towards a Sustainable Swedish e-Government Practice: Observations from unlocking digital assets
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre.
2011 (English)In: Electronic Government and Electronic Participation: Joint Proceedings of Ongoing Research and Projects of IFIP EGOV and ePart 2011 / [ed] Janssen, M., Macintosh, A., Scholl, H. J., Tambouris, E., Wimmer, M. A., de Bruin, H., and Tan, Y.-H., TRAUNER Verlag, 2011, 203-211 p.Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Many public sector organisations have long-term maintenance requirements for their digital assets, and it is often the case that those assets outlive the tools that were used to generate them. In order to achieve a sustainable e-Governance practice it is therefore important to acknowledge potential risks related to lock-in and associated lack of interoperability. In this paper we report from a field-study aiming to analyse tool support for migration and long-term maintenance of documents in standardised XML-based document formats. Our investigation includes analysis of both Open Source and proprietary tools using a rich resource of public sector documents initially created in a proprietary document format. Our study reports on a range of problems associated with the use of different file formats and their implementation in tools. Specifically, we find that available tools do not satisfy the needs for migration from proprietary to open formats for editing that are long-term maintainable.

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TRAUNER Verlag, 2011. 203-211 p.
Series
Informatik, Band 37
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Computer and Information Science
Research subject
Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5650ISBN: 978-3-85499-515-9 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-5650DiVA: diva2:512406
Conference
IFIP EGOV
Available from: 2012-03-27 Created: 2012-03-27 Last updated: 2013-08-27

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