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Re: Best Practice Publishing

From: Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 11:39:00 -0500
To: "e-GovIG IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <574BB7854A7344DE9BFDE436972F7EED@OwenAmburPC>
As implied in Chris' reply, it seems like it would be a good practice to 
identify (in readily shareable, machine-readable format) the purposes 
(objectives) to which the W3C's best practices apply (as well as the 
stakeholder groups who may have an interest in them).

A good step in that direction would be to render such information in StratML 
format for all of the W3C Recommendations, Techical Reports, Working Drafts, 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <chris-beer@grapevine.net.au>
To: "e-GovIG IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Jose Manuel Alonso" <josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 8:52 PM
Subject: Best Practice Publishing

I belive this would be beneficial for a few reasons:

a) Developing nations/agencies that are only just looking at this will
obviously benefit

b) Collating them and even working them into StratML (looking at Owen here
;) ) so that we can compare standards/BP's would certainly give a picture
of commonality which would be a good starting point for an "International
BP for e-Gov" as covered in TF 3 discussed in the meeting

c) It will just make it easier for anyone interested in this to find,
which further increases the W3C's reputation as a reliable and good source
of information, and adds further incentive for those undergoing a
redevelopment or review of their existing BP guidelines to turn to W3C for

d) I believe if we could do this in a collaborative way with initiatives
already mentioned we could eventually stop reinventing the wheel, release
them as a W3C document, and maintain this common BPs at W3C - As stated by
Jose without changes :)

This certainly ties in with the E&O deliverable/TF (as should any thing
e-Gov IG does :) )


-- Chris

> Agree.
> What is more... something we slightly discussed as group (ages ago) is
> if it would make sense to do that research and try to extract the
> common thing to build some sort of easy standard best practices at W3C
> based on those and W3C expertise and existing stuff.
> I would like to hear opinions about this. If this would be helpful or
> not. I believe if we could do this in a collaborative way with
> initiatives already mentioned we could eventually stop reinventing the
> wheel, release them as a W3C document, and maintain this common BPs at
> W3C.
> Does this make sense? Are those BPs out there related enough to make
> it? Are those developing and maintaining them interested in doing
> this? I believe David was positive about this in a previous email,
> would like to hear from Rachel and others.
> This might well be the main deliverable of the Education and Outreach
> TF.
> -- Jose
> El 29/10/2009, a las 12:53, Novak, Kevin escribió:
>> Chris,
>> Good point. I think we have some references on the egov wiki but
>> would make sense to do another scan to learn what is new out there.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org <public-egov-ig-request@w3.org>
>> To: Bruce Melendy <bruce.melendy@gmail.com>
>> Cc: eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
>> Sent: Thu Oct 29 06:28:12 2009
>> Subject: Re: Group Call Tomorrow
>> Thanks Bruce.
>> Bruce is correct, however most Departments in all levels of Government
>> in Australia (Victoria being a notable exception) do not publish
>> thiers
>> to the public. Most will also mirror the AGIMO guide. It is worth
>> noting
>> that this Publishing Guide is currently under review, and so content
>> there may be in a fluid state: http://wpgblog.agimo.gov.au/ .
>> This is not to say that collaboration or contact with relevant areas
>> in
>> all levels of Australian Government in this regard won't yield some
>> results in obtaining copies of various Web Publishing Guides.
>> I'd be interested to see how many web publishing guides from the
>> Public
>> Sector worldwide are available actually. Will be worth doing some
>> search
>> engine trolling.
>> Cheers
>> Chris Beer
>> Invited Expert
>> W3C e-Gov IG
>> Bruce Melendy wrote:
>>> Further to that, the Australian Government Information Management
>>> Office maintains a web publishing guide:
>>> http://webpublishing.agimo.gov.au/
>>> And the Victorian government has a set of standards:
>>> http://www.egov.vic.gov.au/index.php?env=-categories:m390-1-1-8-s-0&reset=1
>>> <http://www.egov.vic.gov.au/index.php?env=-categories:m390-1-1-8-s-0&reset=1
>>> >
>>> (as do the other state and territory govts).
>>> Regards,
>>> Bruce
>>> Bruce Melendy | Senior Business Analyst
>>> Business Services | Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional
>>> Development
>>> Level 11, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
>>> tel +61 3 9651 7274 | mob +61 419 306 020
>>> email: bruce.melendy@diird.vic.gov.au
>>> <mailto:bruce.melendy@diird.vic.gov.au>
>>> www.business.vic.gov.au <http://www.business.vic.gov.au> |
>>> www.diird.vic.gov.au <http://www.diird.vic.gov.au>
>>> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:37 PM, David Pullinger
>>> <David.Pullinger@coi.gsi.gov.uk
>>> <mailto:David.Pullinger@coi.gsi.gov.uk>> wrote:
>>>    Kevin,
>>>    Thank you. I am sure you will have other contributions from the
>>>    UK, but would like to add in the following:
>>>    3.  Best Practices for Using Web Technologies to Deliver
>>> Government
>>>    Services.
>>>    UK is developing a series of standards,
>>>    http://www.coi.gov.uk/guidance.php?page=188
>>>    <http://www.coi.gov..uk/guidance.php?page=188>  and we would very
>>>    much like to avoid doing anything that international colleagues
>>>    have already done, and to collaborate with others working on the
>>>    same subjects.  At present we are working on Search Engine
>>>    Optimization; Using mobile for marketing; Restructuring
>>>    information on the Web for re-usability (specific RDFa
>>>    implementations);  and 'Good YouTube'.
>>>    Although not standards-based, you might also be interested to know
>>>    that we've developed an interactive online usability toolkit
>>>    (including videos and elearning record) to help public service
>>>    workers develop good websites. It can be found at
>>>    http://www.coi.gov.uk/usability
>>>    5. Issues and Best Practices in Government Use of Social Media.
>>>    UK has issued propriety guidance and the summary guidance,
>>>    http://www.coi.gov.uk/guidance.php?page=264 ,  is being adopted
>>>    and adapted by several countries. We would be very happy to share
>>>    this and to improve our own guidance based on advice from others.
>>>    Kind regards to all,
>>>    David
>>>    David Pullinger
>>>    david.pullinger@coi.gsi.gov.uk
>>> <mailto:david.pullinger@coi.gsi.gov.uk
>>> >
>>>    Head of Digital Policy
>>>    Central Office of Information
>>>    Hercules House
>>>    7 Hercules Road
>>>    London SE1 7DU
>>>    020 7261 8513
>>>    07788 872321
>>>    Twitter #digigov and blogs:  www.coi.gov.uk/blogs/digigov
>>>    <http://www.coi.gov.uk/blogs/digigov>
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