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  • 1.
    Asproth, Viveca
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Information Technology Challenges for the Long-term Preservation of Electronic Information2005In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 27-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Information technology in combination with changes in organizational structures and forms for work has led to an increasing amount of information and also to totally new forms of information and records creation. Furthermore the e-government services, where the whole idea is to exchange information electronically, will speed up this development. A 10-year period is a long time when it comes to preserving electronic records. This is of course due to the rapid technological development, for example the problems with obsolete software and file formats. However, since archives are records of permanent and enduring value, it is essential that methods must be developed to ensure that digital records can be preserved for much longer time. Archival practice has for a long time been intertwined with information technology, dealing with the production, organization, storage, dissemination, and retrieval of records, using the technology at hand. This implies that the responsibility for research and development should lie upon researchers from both domains in collaboration. In this paper some problem domains of long-term preservation and how ongoing research matches these domains is presented. It seems clear that although much of the challenges associated with digital preservation is strategic, organizational, and structural and not only technical, the research concentrates at solving the technical issues.

  • 2.
    Danielson, Mats
    et al.
    Dept. of Systems and Computer Science, Stockholm University and KTH.
    Ekenberg, Love
    Dept. of Systems and Computer Science, Stockholm University and KTH.
    Grönlund, Åke
    Dept of Informatics/ESI, Örebro University.
    Larsson, Aron
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Public Decision Support - Using a DSS to Increase Democratic Transparency2005In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 3-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present a case study in which a decision support method (ADL) was employed by a local government in order to guide and aid decisions on three complicated and politically infected issues which had remained unresolved for many years. The research inquiry was whether a well-defined and openly accessible method would aid a common understanding of the decision problems, and whether people would be able to accept a clearly motivated decision even if politically they preferred a different option. The ADL method has been used in several public sector projects ranging from very large purchasing decisions to the selection of national policies, but this test case was novel in that it involved close inspection by the public. This case was also devised as a test of new methods for potential inclusion into normal practices. The post-case analysis shows mixed understanding of and belief in the method. The results raise issues concerning both the potential for decision support methods in a political context and the nature of political decision making.

  • 3.
    Ekenberg, Love
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Larsson, Aron
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Idefeldt, Jim
    Preference AB.
    Bohman, Samuel
    Institutet för framtidsstudier.
    The Lack of Transparency in Public Decision Processes2009In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 1-8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We discuss the lack of transparency and use of elaborated decision methods in public decision processes. The decision regarding new roads in the greater Stockholm area has been used as a significant example.

  • 4.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    The rhetoric of e-government management and the reality of e-government work: the swedish action plan for e-government considered2009In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, no 2, p. 135-146Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article two different analytical aspects of organisational life, the rhetoric of management and the reality of work are used as a context for discussing some implications of the Swedish action plan for eGovernment. Through the lens of these dimensions it becomes obvious that the invisible values within the Swedish action plan for eGovernment are embedded in the rhetoric of management and visible in the reality of work.

     

  • 5.
    Hansson, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Ekenberg, Love
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Danielson, Mats
    Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap, SU.
    Assessment of a Flood Management Framework2008In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 25-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Computer models are increasingly being used in society in order to gain an understanding of complex scientific and social problems. Despite a vast quantity of available modelling schemes, policy evaluation still remains one of the unsolved problems associated with flood management. Simulation models are increasingly employed for this problem as well as forming a basis for decision making. However, these models are often stand-alone and generally lack decision support for the evaluation of management policy strategies. We have, therefore, during recent years been developing a multi-criteria based framework (SEMPAI), particularly designed for flood damage strategy assessment in developing countries. The framework consists of a simulation model, a set of coping strategies, and a decision analytical tool. Needless to say, there are many aspects of such policy strategies that must be taken into consideration. In this paper, we assess some proposed features for evaluating flood management solutions through a qualitative study.

  • 6.
    Klareld, Ann-Sofie
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Archives and Computer Science.
    “The information has moved away from home”: Conceptions about how an outsourcing policy affects public records management2016In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 22-38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Traditionally, public records have been handled and preserved by each creating or receiving agency separately. The existing legal framework in Sweden is still based on this principle. However, recent developments – digital technologies paired with new ways of working – create a more dispersed and complex body of archives. What this means for the practical records management can be discussed. This paper explores the potential consequences of implementing an outsourcing policy at a public agency, by focusing on issues actualized and seen as important by employees. The aim is to understand how the creation of public archives may be affected. The chosen research approach, phenomenography, aims to capture variation in perceptions and describe the range of possible interpretations on a particular topic. Semi structured interviews were conducted with 15 representatives from the agency. The result identified seven matters of particular importance, including effects on information governance, knowledge transfer, and the role of a public agency.

  • 7.
    Lindblad-Gidlund, Katarina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Axelsson, Karin
    Linköpings Universitet.
    Editorial: eGovernment in Sweden: New Directions2009In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, no 2, p. 31-35Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In January 2008, the Swedish Government launched a new eGovernment action plan which was formulated to serve as “a new basis for IT-based organisational development in public administration”. The main objective in the plan was formulated as “as simple as possible for as many as possible”. The definition of eGovernment used in the action plan is the one agreed upon by many other European countries: “eGovernment is organisational development in public administrations that takes advantage of information and communication technologies (ICT) combined with organisational changes and new skills”. Behind the suggested course of actions there is a rhetoric that Sweden was now entering a new path regarding eGovernment development. Taken together the declarations in the plan made it and the expressed expectations of profound changes in public administration an interesting target for critical review.Having identified the importance in critically discussing and analysing the action plan, the Swedish Researchers Network in eGovernment (www.egov.nu) arranged a network meeting at the national conference for public sector in Sweden June 2008. The theme for the meeting was “Reflections on the Swedish action plan for eGovernment”. Several researchers and practitioners shared and debated their reflections during this meeting. In order to continue this very interesting discussion after the conference, we then invited authors to submit an article on the same theme, i.e. analysing different aspects of the Swedish action plan for eGovernment. This call for papers was directed both to participants at the network meeting and others, who wanted to contribute to this on-going debate. The call was to encourage authors to communicate and share their insights and opinions regarding the action plan in order to provide knowledge to decision-makers and other practitioners.

  • 8.
    Löfstedt, Ulrica
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Public e-Services Research - A Critical Analysis of Research in Sweden2007In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 101-112Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden there is an emerging research on public e-Services and research is conducted at several universities and research institutes. Swedish research on e-Services focuses on citizens, communication, the development of e-Services, the design of e-Services, the maintenance of e-Services, eParticipation, the quality of services, evaluation, organisational changes, interactions between different e-Services, usability, co-operation, inter-organisational co-operation, accessibility, e-Health, the development of methods, and process orientation. Current research projects in Sweden have a predominance of national governments and governmental focus, but there are nevertheless several research projects that focus on local governments and on citizens. In analysing current research, it is stated that Swedish research on e-Services in several cases corresponds to international research, and visions and trends for the future development of e-Services.

  • 9.
    Nilsson, Olof
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    To Judge Access - A User Centred Approach2006In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to suggest a model which assists in the ability to judge the access offered to the public by Information Technology, IT and Public Information Systems, PIS. It has its starting point in the Swedish Government’s endeavour to turn Sweden into the first "information society for all". A study of the available statistics concerning the access to a PC and the Internet in Swedish homes could make one think that this vision may soon be realised. Naturally, access to the technical equipment is a fundamental condition in order to be able to use the Public Information Systems, but unfortunately, is not the only one. Several studies have shown that it is not possible to equate possession and use. A number of access models or frameworks designed to judge whether or not a person has access to the ICTs do exist. However, it is my opinion that there is a deficiency in these models; their starting point is not the individual user’s prerequisites, but rather they judge the external conditions available for possible access. Assisted by four empirical studies, interviews and questionnaires, a number of access barriers experienced by the users have been identified. The studies show that in addition to the technological hindrances, a more elusive set also exists, originating from the prevailing norms and values in the user’s environment. These barriers are categorised into five groups; to have, to be able, to will, to may and to dare. Together these notions form the User Centred Access Model, UCAM, which is suggested for use in charting and communicating the necessary considerations that must be taken into account in the development of Public Information Systems

  • 10.
    Sundberg, Håkan P
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Sandberg, Karl W
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Managing Stovepiped Organisations - A Comparison of Public and Private Organisations2006In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 39-54Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Stovepiped systems and difficulties associated with managing cross-functional boundaries are problems that are hindering the successful implementation of customercentred systems and processes within public organisations. The present study covers public organisations, and discusses and analyses the results in relation to those from a previous study in the banking sector. While problems with stovepiped systems and departments have, in general, been solved in the banking sector, the results from the interviewed public organisations confirm that the stovepipe problem is still evident and that cross-functional collaboration, processes, customer focus and integration of services and channels all require additional improvement or development. The present study concludes that the goals with the highest priority for leaders in public organisations are not those associated with customer relations and that the political level rates higher than the customers’ demands. The public organisations are following a similar path to that of the private sector, but there are differences in both the time-frame and ability to implement changes due to weaker incentives for customer related work, and additionally, a larger organisational inertia of both culture and collaboration to overcome. Similarities are found in IT organisations and projects, and in the views regarding business organisations and the necessity for an enterprise architecture.

  • 11.
    Sundberg, Håkan P
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Wallin, Patrik
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Recordkeeping and Information Architecture - A Study of the Swedish Financial Sector2007In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 31-45Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The study focused on problems, drivers and priorities for information architecture and management of electronic information, especially records, in the Swedish financial sector. In the theoretical framework it is stressed that in order to develop effective e-services in any type of organisation it is necessary to not only to focus on business and technological infrastructure, but also to develop efficient forms of information infrastructure and information architecture, in which the management and access of electronic records forms an essential part. Further it is asserted, in accordance with the records continuum model, that in order to efficiently be able to access and manage electronic records in any organisation or organisations, electronic recordkeeping requires a pro-active and continuous iterative approach. Sixteen semi-structured interviews with five Swedish banks and one insurance company show that in recent years managing and accessing electronic records have become important strategic and economic factors, which is more now than before considered to be an essential part the enterprise information architecture and information infrastructure. One important driver for developing electronic recordkeeping is the increased need to be able to access customer records from any part of the organisation, nationally and internationally. Today, however, electronic records are sometimes scattered in different processes and systems with different structure and technology, a problem that these organisations now are beginning to solve in different kinds of development projects dealing with information architecture and digital archives.

  • 12.
    Sundberg, Håkan
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Wallin, Patrik
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Co-ordination of Business and IT Development Processes - Managing Stovepiped Organisations2005In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 53-69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The background to the present study is supplied by two studies of a large Swedish public organisation. A strong hierarchy, which maintains a traditional view of functional departments as being the owners of IT products, creates stovepipes and silos, not only within the systems but also within the organisation, which tends to obstruct crossfunctional projects and the ability to ascertain general needs and requirements. The present study considers the integration of business and IT processes, focusing on the development process and the purchaser-contractor relations. The purpose is to find success factors, good examples and areas of improvement from private companies relating to the problems from the studied public organisation. Sixteen interviews with five Swedish banks and one insurance company appeared to suggest that the problems highlighted in previous studies, e.g. stovepipe systems and departments, were not recognised as significant problems within any of the interviewed organisations. In general, the development processes were considered well-oiled with little friction between departments, system owners, purchasers and contractors. In almost all interviews, it was considered that the integration of customer, information and IT was more cohesive than previously. The findings from the interviews have been categorised into nine factors or areas. Three general business environment factors - the history of organisational change and mergers, the overall economic situation and the strong customer focus - seem to have broken the functional mind-sets and sharpened and focused the organisations into a collaborative culture. Furthermore, a great deal of hard work appears to have been centered upon three factors relating to processes and the management of projects: the development processes are generally very well defined and well known internally, projects are smaller with modules and releases, and there is an open discussion about stovepiped departments and general requirements. Lastly, there are three areas of improvement: The role and competencies of the purchaser, the infrastructure and the need for an enterprise architecture, and the document interface including the use of RUP and UML.

  • 13.
    Sundgren, Bo
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    From the Editors: Welcome to a New Journal2005In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 1-2Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This is the first issue of a new journal, the International Journal of Public Information Systems (IJPIS), published by the Mid Sweden University, www.miun.se. We welcome you as a reader and potential contributor to this journal. This issue of IJPIS contains an article that discusses in some depth what a public information system actually is. In just a few sentences public information systems could be defined as information systems that

    • provide services to the public (people and companies/organisations)
    • empower citizens and companies/organisations to exercise democratic influence
    • support governments at all levels to perform their tasks in an efficient and reliable way
    • capture, preserve, and make available useful data for analysis, planning, and research

    The primary goal of IJPIS is to publish good quality studies of public information systems. All scientific contributions will be refereed according to normal procedures. Topics include, but are not restricted to:

    • user-centred design, usability, usefulness, citizen perspectives
    • customer relations, different forms of interactions
    • integration and segregation
    • decision support systems, risk and decision analysis
    • governance and democracy, political prerequisites
    • cooperation between public administrations
    • digital archives
    • multimedia communications
    • quality and security

    The journal acknowledges the interdisciplinary nature of such studies, and it welcomes contributions from all kinds of scientific disciplines: humanistic, juridical, psychological, social, political, economics, informatics, technical, medical, mathematical, and philosophical.

    IJPIS wants to link researchers and other professionals who share an interest in the process, nature, significance, and implications of public information systems design. The journal aims to be a forum for analytical and comparative articles, essays, case-studies, book reviews, and letters to the editor, and it will publish insightful pieces intended for general readers as well as specialists. To illuminate important debates and draw attention to specific topics, the journal may occasionally publish thematic issues. IJPIS may advertise important seminars and conferences, it may publish reviews of such events after they have occurred, and it is open to cooperation with organisers of seminars and conferences with regards to the publishing of refereed articles.

    IJPIS is an electronic journal. All issues will be published on the website, and they will remain there, available to everyone, free of charge, for the foreseeable future. Readers are welcome to download, print, and distribute articles, as long as the source is properly recognised and any relevant legislation is adhered to. The electronic issues will be numbered, so that normal quoting techniques may be used.

    An advantage of the website medium is that authors may, if they like, submit revised versions of their already published articles. In such cases, the original article will remain in its place, and the new version will be linked to it. Similarly, authors who want to debate the contents of previously published articles may have their contributions linked to those articles. Once again we would like to warmly welcome you as a reader of this journal, and we look forward to your contributions of material for IJPIS as well as any suggestions for improvements.

     

    Bo Sundgren Chief Editor

  • 14.
    Sundgren, Bo
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    What is a Public Information System?2005In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 81-99Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Public information systems are information systems available for public use. There are public information systems both in the public sector and in the private sector, and both citizens and businesses may be users of such systems. Public information systems are analysed from several perspectives as regards users and usages, data contents, and technical, organisational, and legal aspects. Some proposals concerning future research in this truly interdisciplinary and application-oriented research area are presented.

  • 15.
    Wahlberg, Olof
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Strandberg, Christer
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Sundberg, Håkan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Sandberg, Karl W
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Trends, Topics and Under-Researched Areas in CRM Research: A Literature Review2009In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 3, p. 191-208Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The main purpose of this paper is to add to the image of CRM research by identifying trends and topics, using the perspective of CRM when it is divided into the four separate branches, namely those of Strategic CRM, Analytical CRM, Operational CRM and Collaborative CRM. In addition to this, the purpose is to identify under-researched areas in the body of CRM research in which there are research questions requiring to be addressed by means of further research.Design/methodology/approach – A review is made of articles in three major journals.Findings – The development of the number of CRM articles published in the journals signals a maturity within the CRM research field. Articles on Strategic and Analytical CRM dominate the research in this field. The focus has changed from Analytical to Strategic CRM, which is the most popular branch by the end of the period reviewed. There is a paucity of research with a resource based view in Strategic CRM. There is a large scale bias in CRM research.Research implications - Three implications for future research on CRM are noted: 1. There is need for more research within the area of Operational CRM and Collaborative CRM. 2. There is a need for research with a resource based view on CRM. 3. There is a need for more research on CRM in SMEs, using a frame of reference that accounts for SME features. Originality/value – The paper presents an image of the development of the CRM research field using an image of CRM that is well established, yet which has not been used in earlier literature reviews. It also points to the development of the CRM research field during the past two decades, including an increased focus on Strategic CRM. Furthermore, it points to voids in CRM research that call for further studies. Paper type – Literature review.

  • 16.
    Öberg, Lena-Maria
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Borglund, Erik
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    What are the Characteristics of Records?2006In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 55-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Project documentation, minutes of meetings, emergency plans, and inspection reports are all examples of records, recorded information. There is a changeover from paper-based records to electronic records in many organizations and these organizations often implement information systems managing electronic records that only take archival requirements into consideration to some extent, if at all. This is a problem that makes preservation of electronic records difficult. The aim of this paper is to describe the characteristics of records, based on a study of empirical data and archival theory. It is essential to identify and understand the characteristics of a record in order to manage and preserve records in computerised systems. Knowledge of what characteristics a record has is one way to make it possible to formalize records. Formalization at different levels is needed for computerized management of records. This paper is based on a qualitative case study performed at four different organizations in Sweden. Empirical data was collected from multiple sources within each organization and resulted in five groups of characteristics with several sublevels. The empirical data were compared with recordkeeping and archival theory. Based on this study the essential characteristics of records were identified as context, form, organization, structure and version/copy.

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