I have tried to stir up interest in the concept here in Australia without a lot of success.
I believe that Geospatial ICT are trying to get something happening in South Australia, but I haven’t had an update on how that’s going for a while.
Hi Mark, you make some good points.
I strongly suspect that the reason that Local Governments and other organisation incessantly recycle the same old theories under a new name is BECAUSE they are documented in textbooks & not on websites. Publish the information on the web under a creative commons or similar licence, and perhaps then we can…[Read more]
I work for Local Government in Australia. I guess I am looking for ideas that if implemented could save Councils money or let them provide better services.
I have listed a few of my own ideas here.
There seems to be a few different opinions floating around about what Government 2.0 means.
Is there a GovLoop approved definition of Government 2.0?
Below are a few definitions from various places.
“Government 2.0 is neologism for attempts to apply the social networking and integration advantages of Web 2.0 to the practice of government.…[Read more]
I just started a Glossary page, which I believe will be a useful addition to the site, and something a lot of people should be able to contribute to. I think it will probably be better to have a separate page for acronyms, but I have put examples of both straight definitions and an acronym in the Glossary to see how it looks. Comments please.
I signed up to I&DeA a month or so ago, and I’ve left a couple of comments in the forum.
Sounds like you are thinking of creating a site very similar to the one I have created for Australian Local Government. Good luck. I am happy to help you in any way I can, and you are more than welcome to visit my site and use any of my ideas or content. http://www.lgam.info I’m sorry to say I don’t know any…[Read more]
I can understand your hesitation to want to host the site in the “cloud”, but I believe Pam has already had a couple of offers to host the site, so finding a safe hosting option should be easy enough. (As long a the organizations offering to host it don’t go bankrupt or lose their funding.)
If you think that MediaWiki is ugly, fair enough that is…[Read more]
I agree with everything you have said Pam.
Bundaberg Regional Council has a MediaWiki wiki, and I when I first started looking around for a host for the LGAM site, my first preference was for a Mediawiki based one. I eventually decided on WIkidot because it (in my opinion) was easily the best free host available, but MediaWiki would be a very…[Read more]
A project development page is an excellent idea Pam.
I find getting some concrete points down is always better than going around in circles with a general discussion.
Do you want to create the page, and post its location to get the ball rolling?
How much interest do you think there will be from MuniGov & Govloop members?
Thanks for you thoughts. I agree that doing someone else’s job for a day, is one good way of reaching unexpected insights. I also think that it is very common for one part of an organization not to understand the workings of another part of an organization, and that encouraging collaboration between different parts of an organization…[Read more]
The GovITwiki which is MediaWiki based looks good. If its members are happy to expand it to cover the sorts of information discussed at GovLoop, encouraging your members to contribute to it, could be the best and simplest answer.
My area of interest is Local Government, so perhaps I am better off working with Pam & MuniGov to get…[Read more]
I am an engineer too, but I have drifted into infrastructure asset management over the years.
I joined MuniGov a month or two ago. I’ve posted a couple of messages to the google groups mailing list, and just yesterday I added a glossary page to it and added a couple of entries. http://sites.google.com/site/munigov20/glossary. I have yet…[Read more]
It’s true that a lot of effort is required to nurture a wiki, but many hands make light work, and I believe that the reward could be worth the effort.
If GovLoop just wants to be Social Network for Government then the blogs and forums more than service its needs, but if it wants to be more than that, if it wants to be a place that users visit…[Read more]
Wikipedia has articles has articles about current & future events.
I think Wikipedia’s notability policy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability is the main reason it can’t be used as the repository for some of the learnings coming from GovLoop.
I do think that “Govloopedia” could compliment Wikipedia though. Government related issues &…[Read more]
It seems to me that whilst there is copious amounts of good information in GovLoop forum posts & blogs, and a huge amount of knowledge in the heads its 8000+ site members, accessing this information could be much easier.
I think a wikipedia-like project running in parallel with GovLoop designed to store this information & knowledge in a more…[Read more]
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