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Defining transparency movements
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. (SMS, learn-IT)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9228-9179
2018 (English)In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 74, no 5, p. 1025-1041Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – A multitude of transparency movements have been developed and grown strong in recentdecades. Despite their growing influence, scholarly studies have focused on individual movements.The purpose of this paper is to make a pioneering contribution in defining transparency movements.Design/methodology/approach – An exploratory approach has been used utilizing movement-specificprofessional and scholarly documents concerning 18 transparency movements.Findings – Different traditions, ideologies of openness and aspects involving connections betweenmovements have been identified as well as forms of organization.Originality/value – This is the first attempt at identifying and defining transparency movements as acontemporary phenomenon.

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2018. Vol. 74, no 5, p. 1025-1041
Keywords [en]
open data, accountability, Government 2.0, open government, accessibility literacy, Creative Commons, free software, ideology of openness, open research data, transparency movements
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Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14967DOI: 10.1108/JD-11-2017-0158OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-14967DiVA, id: diva2:1237943
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