Rawification and the careful generation of open government data.

@article{Denis2017RawificationAT,
  title={Rawification and the careful generation of open government data.},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Alexandre Denis and Samuel Go{\"e}ta},
  journal={Social studies of science},
  year={2017},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={
          604-629
        }
}
Drawing on a two-year ethnographic study within several French administrations involved in open data programs, this article aims to investigate the conditions of the release of government data - the rawness of which open data policies require. This article describes two sets of phenomena. First, far from being taken for granted, open data emerge in administrations through a progressive process that entails uncertain collective inquiries and extraction work. Second, the opening process draws on… CONTINUE READING
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