WebNews                                                    April 2, 2014 |  Vol 17, Issue 4
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Gil-Garcia Receives Award from Latin American Competition on Public Administration


On the Calendar
Pardo to Present at Symposium on Technological Innovation in Government
April 5, 2014 
Boston, MA
Pardo to Co-Chair Panel on e-Government at IRSPM 2013
April 9-11, 2014 


Enabling Open Government For All: A National Forum on the Critical Role of Public Libraries

May 7-8, 2014 

Policy Informatics in the PA Curriculum: A Workshop

May 9, 2014
Albany, NY

Cook Leading Workshop and Presenting Paper at CeDEM14
May 21-23, 2014

15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o2014) 
June 18-21, 2014 
Aguascalientes City, Mexico


CTG Working with New York State to Bring Open NY to the Next Level 


In celebration of Sunshine Week, CTG, in partnership with the State of New York, recently led a collaborative workshop entitled, Shaping Open NY: Visioning a New Transparency Hub. The goal of the workshop was to develop strategies to take the State's Open NY program to the next level. 

The workshop also coincided with CTG's celebration of 20 years as a research center at the University at Albany. In 1993, CTG was charged by then NY Governor Mario Cuomo to "pursue new ways of applying technologies directly to the practical problems of information management and service delivery in the public sector." CTG, now in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo and his open government team, continues to meet this charge by bringing cutting edge research and practice insights to the Open NY program.     






The forum is part of a project supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a 2013 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) grant to explore how libraries can have a critical influence on a community's information ecosystem and the success of opening government initiatives.


To guide the online discussion, CTG has developed a concept paper that proposes a framework to provide public libraries with a common language to characterize and describe current and potential programs and activities as they relate to supporting open government in their communities. The paper, entitled Enabling Open Government For All: A planning framework for public libraries, is available on the new website for the public to read and comment on through the forum.

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CTG's Research Fellows are faculty members in universities around the world who actively collaborate with us on research projects, academic conferences, journal editorial boards, joint publications, and doctoral dissertation committees, among others.

Luis Felipe Luna Reyes is a Professor of Business at the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla in México.