Study on Business Models for Linked Open Government Data - BM4LOGD

The attached report presents the outcome of a study on Linked Open Government Data (LOGD), a set of principles for publishing, linking and accessing open government data as a service on the Web. The study was commissioned by the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme of the European Commission to address the following research topics:

  1. the value of LOGD for businesses, citizens, and public administrations;
  2. the cost structures behind the provision of LOGD;
  3. the revenue streams linked to the consumption of LOGD services; and
  4. enablers and barriers with regard to the value creation of LODG.

The report provides a theoretical framework to analyse the LOGD ecosystem. It identifies 37 cases in which public administrations have used LOGD to make open government data available as a service on the Web. 14 cases have been selected for further analysis. The selected case studies are:

  • Austria: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP);
  • Germany: German National Library (DNB);
  • European Union: Europeana;
  • European Union: European Commission Directorate-General Health and Consumers (DG SANCO);
  • European Union: European Environment Agency (EEA);
  • European Union: Publications Office of the European Union (OP);
  • Italy: Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AgID);
  • United Kingdom: BBC;
  • United Kingdom: Companies House;
  • United Kingdom: Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA);
  • United Kingdom: National Archives;
  • United Kingdom: OpenCorporates;
  • United Kingdom: Ordnance Survey (OS); and
  • International: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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Nature of documentation: Technical report

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