John S. Erickson

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International open government initiatives are releasing an increasing volume of raw government datasets directly to citizens via the Web. The transparency resulting from these releases creates new application opportunities but also imposes new burdens inherent to large-scale distributed data integration, collaborative data manipulation and transparent data(More)
As open government initiatives around the world publish an increasing number of raw datasets, citizens and communities face daunting challenges when organizing, understanding, and associating disparate data related to their interests. Immediate and incremental solutions are needed to integrate, collaboratively manipulate, and transparently consume(More)
Emphasizing communication, collaborative work, and community, the authors envision a cloud-based platform that inverts the traditional application-content relationship by placing content rather than applications at the center, enabling users to rapidly build customized solutions around their content items. The future of collaboration will focus on building(More)
The Shibboleth middleware from Internet2 provides a way for users at higher-education institutions to access remote electronic content in compliance with the inter-institutional license agreements that govern such access. To protect enduser privacy, Shibboleth permits users to construct attribute release policies that control what user credentials a given(More)
International open government initiatives are releasing an increasing number of “raw” government datasets directly to citizens via the Web, creating new opportunities but imposing burdens inherent to the problems of large-scale distributed data integration, collaborative data manipulation and transparent data consumption. With the goal of fostering a more(More)
The TWC International Open Government Dataset Catalog (IOGDC) integrates a diverse selection of more than 70 government dataset catalogs from around the world. IOGDC demonstrates a practical dataset catalog metadata model for integrating diverse dataset catalogs collected from the real world and linking those catalogs into Linked Data Cloud. IOGDC's faceted(More)
In this paper, we argue increased outsourcing of non-core competencies will create demand for cloud-based platforms to address the need for content-centered collaboration between organizations. We introduce a prototype created to evaluate the suitability of current enterprise content management (ECM) technologies for this type of platform. Following from(More)