Yearly Archives: 2010

Yates & Shapiro, Establishing a Sustainable Legal Information System in a Developing Country: A Practical Guide

Professor Dr. Kenneth A. Yates of University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and Charles E. Shapiro have published Establishing a Sustainable Legal Information System in a Developing Country: A Practical Guide, Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, v. 42, article no. 8 (2010). Here is the abstract: In this paper, a… Read more »

IBM Center’s Top 10 Most Read Blog Posts in 2010

Here are the top ten most-read blog posts from the IBM Center for The Business of Government’s Blog this past year. The list starts with the most popular! 1. Congress Hits Refresh Button on the Results Act (October 5, 2010) Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) summarized the need for a refresh when he introduced his bill… Read more »

New Twitter interface not working for agencies using Internet Explorer 7 or 8?

It appears that in addition to breaking background images (as I wrote about earlier) the “new Twitter” interface may not be working at all for some agencies which rely on Internet Explorer versions 7 or 8. The State Department’s Noel Dickover tweeted about the issue a couple of days ago, and a quick Google search… Read more »

The Movement To Reboot Government

OPEN CITIES | Christian Madera Urban planners are often of the visionary sort. With the advent of automobiles, many planners imagined cities with futuristic mega highways connecting skyscraper-filled employment centers with bucolic suburbs (one can argue whether that vision came to be reality or not). As more social and ecological concerns have risen to the… Read more »

Not Just Publishing, But Collecting Data

Just as Internet and mobile technology can help local governments make their data available and accessible to the public, it can also help cities (and anyone else really) collect timely and accurate data more easily. And given that many community planning and economic development initiatives involve lots of data collection, there’s no lack of need… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Roundup: Best of 2010

2010 was another banner year for Gov 2.0. At Rock Creek, we not only work in this field; we also advocate for it and chronicle it in weekly blog posts. These “round-ups” consistently draw the most eyeballs to our site, and so we thought we’d republish our 10 favorite stories from the past 12 months…. Read more »