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WebNews                                            September 25, 2013 |  Vol 16, Issue 7

1st Annual UCosmic Conference
October 31, 2013
New York City, NY

Collaborative Software Development to Address Strategic Challenges in Higher Education
This conference will be highly relevant to senior leaders at higher education institutions, research hospitals and related organizations who are looking for affordable, consortium-based solutions for tracking and management of global activity, as well as achieving other administrative and research objectives.

News in Photos
Faculty from the Center for IT Innovation (CITI) at the University of Copenhagen recently visited UAlbany to learn how CTG works with governments, turns our research into practical tools and other products, and integrates our research and practical tools into academic programs.

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On the Calendar
Helbig to Speak at Arizona State University Colloquium Series
The Role of Performance Information Artifacts for Meaningful Use: The Case of Child-Stat
October 4, 2013
Phoenix, AZ

Pardo, Dawes, & Helbig to Participate at ICEGOV2013
7th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
October 22-25, 2013
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Cook to Participate at 2013 Critical Issues in Higher Education Conference
October 29-30, 2013
New York City, NY

Governor Cuomo Appoints Theresa Pardo to Serve as the State's Open NY Policy Advisor

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Andrew Nicklin, Dr. James Hendler, and Dr. Theresa Pardo, three experts in improving government transparency through technology, will join the Open NY team to assist with the State's efforts to improve government performance and enhance citizen engagement. Andrew Nicklin will serve as the Director of Open NY, Dr. James Hendler will serve as the State's Open Data Advisor, and Dr. Theresa Pardo will serve as the State's Open NY Policy Advisor.

Open NY is a comprehensive state data transparency website that provides user-friendly, one-stop access to data from New York State agencies, localities, and the federal government. Since the launch of Open.ny.gov, the website has made millions of state, local and federal government records available to the public.

CTG Receives Federal Grant to Explore the Role of Public Libraries in Open Government


State and local governments across the U.S. are investing in new ways to open their governments by using technology to engage citizens and increase transparency and accountability. Such efforts have placed increased pressure on public libraries as citizens turn to those libraries for both access to and assistance in their interactions with government.

CTG will bring together thought leaders from academia, government, and private and non-profit organizations to explore the ways public libraries can help governments achieve their open government agendas. The project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a 2013 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) grant.  
CTG Welcomes Visiting Scholar from the University of São Paulo

CTG welcomes Cláudio Sonáglio Albano from the University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. Cláudio is a lecturer and PhD student in Business Administration and will be using his time at CTG as a Visiting Scholar to conduct research to complete his degree. Specifically, he is focusing on the topic: Open government data: a value chain model proposal.


Government Information Sharing: A Planning Toolkit


Government enterprises face many performance challenges that can be addressed more successfully through better information-sharing initiatives. Regardless of the size and complexity of these initiatives, they are all made less challenging when participating organizations have a joint action plan that outlines what information sharing is necessary to be successful and what investments in capability must be made to close the gaps between capability required and capability available. Decisions to invest in information-sharing initiatives must be grounded in such an action plan.  


This toolkit is designed for government professionals tasked with planning and implementing initiatives that rely on effective information-sharing. It provides a process for assessing where capabilities for information-sharing exist and where they must be developed to achieve targeted goals. Assessment results provide a basis for action planning to fill capability gaps.