Journal ID : TRKU-10-09-2020-11097
[This article belongs to Volume - 62, Issue - 09]
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Title : Concerns and Critical of MTUN Regarding Open Data: How to Open Up Data

Abstract :

"Open data" is a term officially introduced in the year 2007 as an expansion of data sharing. It is defined as data that anyone can access, use and share. In a global scenario, it can be seen that there is a lot of data residing in silos. Subsequently, these data are just wasted without having a knowledge contribution to the community. On the contrary, there are high demands regarding data in many fields, and this trend becomes tremendously increasing day by day. In a globalised world where sharing potential is at its peak, yet everyone is so concerned about locking up their data. Undeniably, there are sensitive data, and there are reasons to keep it private. Henceforth, we do a preliminary study on the current scenario of data management in the Malaysian Technical University Network (MTUN) to find out the practicalities on data management and concerns that arise towards opening up the data. The results shown were based on personal structured interview sessions to the respective stakeholders of MTUN universities, which are; legal officers, information technology officers and strategic department officers. The interviewees are respectively from four (4) MTUN universities which are Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM) and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP). Eventually, for evolution, there is a need to share the data whenever possible. Nevertheless, it will bring benefit many parties instead of putting it up in silos

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