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Value of Public Sector Information 
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This is a collection of papers, articles, studies etc that look into the economics and value of public sector information (PSI).

Please feel free to post links to any other studies / information that you may find.

The attachment is a list, in one document, of all the links provided here.


1 - Europe loses 300 million Euros a year in potential taxation income because access too much of its PSI is restricted. (Blog post, European Public Sector Information (PSI) platform blog, 25th August 2009)

2 - Value of Danish Address Data – Social benefits from the 2002 agreement on procuring address data etc. free of charge. (Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority, 10th July 2010)

3 - Final Report of the PSI Working Group on Economic Indicators: Meteorological Information (Library Entry, European Public Sector Information (PSI) Platform, June? 2010)

4 - Economic indicators for measuring PSI re-use. Links to the various working groups established consider the way forward with respect to measuring the economic benefit obtained from re-using public sector information. There were four working groups: Address Information, Cadastral Information, Meteorological Information, Economic case for Marginal Cast/ Cost Recovery

5 - Economic benefits of data release ( blog post, 20th July 2010)

6 - “Borders in Cyberspace: Conflicting Public Sector Information Policies and their Economic Impacts” (Summary Report, U. S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service, February 2002)

7 - Great Brittan’s Ordnance Survey Annual report 2010, the first annual report since they started providing free and unrestricted access to much of their mapping and geographical information (Annual Report and Accounts 2009-2010)

8 - The Socio-Economic Impact of the Spatial Data Infrastructure of Catalonia (European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Environment and Sustainability Scientific and technical report, 2008)

9 - The Value of Geospatial Information to Local Public Service Delivery in England and Wales (Final Report Prepared for the Local Government Association (LGA) and Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) July 2010)

10 - Stimulus funds, transparency and public trust (Chapter 1, United Nations E-Government Survey 2010)

11 - The value of Public Sector Information for Cultural Institutions Professor John Quiggin examined issues relating to the economic value and pricing of access to Public Sector Information, particularly in relation to cultural institutions such as museums and libraries. (Response to Australian government Gov 2.0 task force) this page includes (among others) links to the following reports: Transactions Costs and the Pricing of Public Sector Information (technical report) and “The value of Public Sector Information for Cultural Institutions” report.

12 - Commercial Exploitation of Europe’s Public Sector Information (Final Report For the European Commission Directorate General for the Information Society, 30 October 2000)

13 - Open Data Study – research looking at the feasibility of advocating for open government data catalogues in middle income and developing countries. Its aim is to identify the advocacy strategies used in the US and UK and initiatives, with a view to building a set of criteria that predict the success of similar initiatives in other countries and provide a template strategy to opening government data. (Commissioned by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative UK, May 2010)

14 - “Models of Public Sector Information Provision via Trading Funds.” This study has analysed the impact of adopting different models for the provision of public sector information by trading funds. It examines the cost and benefits for society, and the effects on government revenue, of four different charging policies (Cambridge University study, February 26th 2008)

15 - The Economics of Public Sector Information – A study by Ruffous Pollock .An overview of the economics of public sector information focusing on the question of funding and regulatory structure. That is: who should pay to maintain public sector information and what regulatory structure should be put in place to support this.

16 - MEPSIR (Measuring European Public Sector Information Resources) Final Report of Study on Exploitation of public sector information – benchmarking of EU framework conditions. The main objectives of the study were:1. To develop, document and test a repeatable methodology for measurement of PSI re-use; and 2. To perform a baseline measurement of PSI re-use in the European Union and Norway, including a comparison with the United States (June 2006)

17 - The Socioeconomic Effects of Public Sector Information on Digital Networks; Towards a Better Understanding of Different Access and Reuse Policies (workshop summary). U.S. National Committee for CODATA Board on Research Data and Information Policy and Global Affairs, 2009) Downloadable from

18 - European Public Sector Information group. The PSI Group consists of representatives of 27 Member States. Private sector organisations and PSI experts are regularly invited to the meeting on an ad-hoc basis. (website)

19 - Public Sector Information Economic Indicators & Economic case study on charging models. Final report of the European Commission PSI working group on PSI Measurement Indicators. (August 2010). Downloadable from

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Susannah Sabine

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Australian National Data Service
ANU Division of Information
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The Australian National University
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