Transparency and technological change: Ensuring equal and sustained public access to government information

Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo
October 2010
Government Information Quarterly;Oct2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p371
Academic Journal
The Obama administration campaigned on the platform of increased transparency and access to government information after the limitations of the Bush years. As part of this focus on transparency, the Obama administration is emphasizing the use of e-government and new social media services to open up access to government. This paper explores the considerations and challenges of this approach, such as the inclusion of members of the public with limited access to the internet, the use of non-governmental channels to disseminate government information, the permanence of digital-born government information, and the design of e-government.


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