The paper Breaking Public Administrations’ Data Silos. The Case of Open-DAI, and a comparison between Open Data Platforms by Raimondo Iemma, Michele Osella and Federico Morando has been published in the eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM), Vol 6, No 2 (2014).
The issue presents the best papers from the CeDEM14 (Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2014) that received the highest scores by the reviewers and were nominated for the CeDEM Best Paper Prize, such as the paper by Iemma et al., that earned the “Best paper” award at the conference.
The paper presents present the rationale and features of Open-DAI, also through a comparison with three other open data platforms: the Socrata Open Data portal, CKAN, and ENGAGE. It suggests that Open-DAI holds several common points with other solutions designed with the same purpose. However, the process under which data are extracted from legacy databases -allowing for real-time release of datasets- is arguably one of the distinctive features of Open-DAI.