13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

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Management of Information and Knowledge in the Business Environment

Session coordinator: Anna Diačiková, Chemosvit a.s., Slovakia

Where: 23. 5. 2007, 9.00 - 12.30, Auditorium D

Public Sector Information – a Source of Raw Material for Company Information and Knowledge

Autor: Dagmar Vránová, EPMA - European Projects &Management Agency, Czech Republic



This paper is focused on issue of re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI) for value-added products and services. It is based on the principle that information produced by public sector is a source of immense wealth for next processing and advanced value-added services creating. This information is a “raw material” for development of new branches of digital economy. There was found by comparison of different EU member states that many barriers for PSI re-use exist. These obstacles obstruct the efficient development of information content industry. That is why European Commission adopted the Directive 98/2003/EC on the Re-use of Public Sector Information that defined basic rules for handling of this kind of information in all member states. The paper analyses the state-of-the-art in the Czech Republic, describes the Freedom of Information Act which the Directive was transposed in. It goes from a premise that the most of companies regardless of field of their business need PSI in specific situation. What are possibilities for its gaining? Do clear rules exist for its re-use? What are requirements of commercial re-users on PSI quality? Is it possible to remove barriers that persist on our market?

About author:

Ing. Dagmar Vranova graduated from the University of Economics in Prague (Mathematical methods in economy) in 1975. She worked in a research institutes and in Public Administration. After this she moved to business, working as a manager in a private software company focused on DMS. After 2 years in Prague Stock Exchange she was appointed as a CEO of Czech Capital Information Agency (CEKIA) focusing on data collecting and providing value-added information services for capital market, financial institutions and business. From 2006 Mrs. Vranova has joined EPMA - European Project & Management Agency as a Strategic Development Director. She was involved into several European upcoming projects and took part e.g. in IANIS forum, e-business work group, ePSInet expert network etc. Issues of e-business and e-government were an integral part of Mrs. Vranova’s workday activities for many years. She is skilled in information services focused on business processes, knows well business environment in the Czech Republic and is familiar with local public sector information holders and providers. She is a co-founder of the Czech PSI Watch Initiative focusing on "Re-use Directive" (2003/98 EC) implementation into the Czech environment. SME, eBusiness and eCommerce are also in focus of her interest.

Other papers in this session:

Knowledge Management in Modern Organization

Author: Ludmila Mládková, University of Economics, Czech Republic

Company as a Living Organism - Competitive Advantage

Author: Olga Girstlová, GiTy, a.s., Czech Republic

Several Problems in Transforming a Corporate Information Centre into a Knowledge Centre

Author: Jan Vymětal, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava - Faculty of Economics, Czech Republic

Marketing in a Business Library

Author: Tereza Šedivcová, ČSOB, Czech Republic

Strategic Decision and Knowledge Management in the Company

Author: Anna Diačiková, Chemosvit a.s., Slovakia

DMS and Dynamic Documents

Author: Jan Mottl, AiP Safe s.r.o., Czech Republic