Reuse of Public Sectors Information in US: Challenges and Strategies to Information Resource Management

Hongyan YANG, Mingdi CAO


The author investigated all the case lawsinvolved in reuse of US public sectors information in the LexisNexis Database from 1967-2009. Through qualitative and quantitative analysis of these cases, key challenges brought by information reuse to public sectors’ information resource management and services, and their coping strategies were concluded. By analyzing processes and outcomes of court decision for the cases, the author hold that US encourage reuse of public sector information as possible as they can by improving information resource management and services in public sectors, , which acquires more advatages than disadvantages and provide valuable experience and lessons; in information age, public administration is developing to “administration based on information resource”, requiring public sectors to emphasize “view of information resource”.

Key words: Public sectori information; Information resource management; Reuse; Value-added exploitation; Information services


Public sectori information, Information resource management; Reuse; Value-added exploitation, Information services


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