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The Case Study List contains another set of project-oriented explorations.
Final Sent to UK for approval
Final - 4. Democracy Portal - Profile e-government website section that provides up-to-date access to decision-making content and participative processes across multiple government departments and Council committees, commissions, and task forces. Lead: User:PeterDavison 2005
Final - 9. E-Newsletters - Site-wide newsletters tied to e-mail opt-in strategies that allow cost effective promotion of e-democracy related content and e-consultations. E-Newsletters are profiled in our first draft brief. Lead: User:StevenClift
Final - 14. Voter Education Online - Enhanced non-partisan content beyond basic voting logistics to promote informed voting in local elections and referendums. Lead Editors: Jon Fure and User:StevenClift
Final - 15. Wireless Internet - Use of Wi-Fi to access government or community interest content in council chambers or committee meeting rooms, or potentially in public area, by councillors, staff, and/or the public. Lead: User:PeterDavison 2005
Final - 21. M-Democracy - Mobile Content - Provision of government content and services (including e-democracy related content) in formats specifically tailored for handheld computers (PDAs) and/or mobile phones. Lead: User:PeterDavison 2005
Editing - 23. E-Voting - Online voting in elections. Lead: User:Jordibarrat Note: E-voting is out of scope in terms of the focus of the UK E-democracy National Project, but this brief will remain here on DoWire.
Open - Ideas for Future Efforts
Open - 6. Democratic Process Multimedia - Flash or other interactive civic educational experiences providing an overview of the political process and the role of government. Lead:
Open - 13. Universal Inbox for Elected Officials - Integrated voicemail, FAX, e-mail communications for elected officials (see Finnish and Danish parliaments).
Open - 16. Open Appointment System and Directory - A database-driven system providing access to all open appointment opportunities for government commissions, committees, task forces as well as current membership lists and terms of service.
Open - 17. Voting Records in XML - Access to recorded voting records in XML format.
Open - 18. Public Meeting Announcement and Notification System - A system where the public can subscribe to receive notices about public meetings and agenda items that interest them.
Open - 19. Online Surveys and Opinion Polls - Asking for quick and simple public input on a government web site.
Open - 20. E-democracy Marketing - Promotional campaigns and strategies that have successfully built citizen awareness and participation in e-democracy related activities in government.
Topics are assigned unique keywords.
Volunteers agreeing to lead the completion of a final draft by an agreed deadline are eligible for a "thank you" 50 GBP (~$90US) BP honorarium. To become a lead editor for up to two Brief topics listed below, e-mail Steven Clift - email@example.com - as soon as possible and create an account on the wiki. (Note the existing user pages.)
Topics listed attempt to reduce duplication of existing UK pilot initiatives and to complement likely full Case Studies. However, the full Briefs List contains a number of additional topics. Topics may be added to the priority list upon request if they do not duplicate efforts.
If you adequately complete the lead drafting of one of the priority topics below, you may produce up to three additional briefs (and receive additional honorarium) by January 21, 2005. These must cover additional e-democracy-related topics that include examples implemented by at least one government and must be created on the wiki now to reduce duplication of effort.
Topics from the Briefs List may be added to this list upon request - firstname.lastname@example.org - and verification that the topic fits our requirements and is not already covered by an existing UK pilot project or a pending full case study.
Content on topics outside the scope of the UK work may be entered on a voluntary basis into the Democracies Online Best Practices Guide at any time.