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Republic of Korea

Management System for Performance Venues (KR0037)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Republic of Korea Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Performing and Traditional Arts Division, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Support Institution(s): Iljoo Jeon, Co-CEO of 3,000 won, a Social Start-up and Advisor on Performance Venue Management of the Second Creative Art Center

Policy Areas

Access to Information, Open Data

IRM Review

IRM Report: Republic of Korea Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Expansion of a Management System of Technical Information for Performance Venues
Commitment Start and End Date
September 1, 2018 ~ August 31, 2020
Lead Implementing Agency/Actor
Performing and Traditional Arts Division, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Commitment Description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
A technical capacity is key in delivering quality performances. The technical information for performance venues contains a broad range of technical capabilities, and it assists performers’ technical aspects of their work. Currently, the Korean Cultural & Arts Centers Association (KOCACA) provides information on stage installation (technical information for performance venues) of some venues via the theater technical information DB, but there is ample room for improvement regarding convenience and information disclosure due to the absence of an integrated database.
What is the commitment?
This commitment is about building a comprehensive management system of technical information for performance venues, providing information such as technical capabilities and floor plans. The purpose of the commitment is to enhance technicality and reliability of technical information offered to performance-venue goers through providing precise and objective technical information based on the outcome of a due diligence on public and private venues and presenting the Korean standard of technical information for theaters according to the international standard. In carrying out the commitment, a data-base providing easy access to all will be expanded, and the services regarding the data will be provided online.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
The detailed implementation methods are as follows: 1) To expand the current technical information DB available at the website of the KOCACA (as of August, 2018, 26 theater installations and floor maps of 70 venues are provided); to update the current DB with additional information including the purchasing route and price of theater installations and the maintenance status; 2) public performance venues should provide general information through their website and technical information via the integrated management system.
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
Transparency / Public Service Delivery through New Technologies
Exchange and Peer Learning
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Milestone Activity with a Verifiable Deliverable
Establishing a technical information investigation system Conducting preliminary investigations on performance venues Carrying out fact-finding missions on performance venues and interviews
Collecting and sorting out technical information for the DB
Building, verifying and modifying the DB
Contact Information
Name of Responsible Person from Implementing Agency
Yoojeong Hong
Title, Division
Administrative Officer, Performing and Traditional Arts Division
Email and Phone
hyj904@korea.kr, +82-44-203-2739
Other Actors Involved
Iljoo Jeon, Co-CEO of 3,000 won, a Social Start-up and Advisor on Performance Venue Management of the Second Creative Art Center

IRM Midterm Status Summary

2. Expansion of a Management System of Technical Information for Performance Venues

Commitment Text:

"Expansion of a Management System of Technical Information for Performance Venues"

This commitment is about building a comprehensive management system of technical information for performance venues, providing information such as technical capabilities and floor plans. The purpose of the commitment is to enhance technicality and reliability of technical information offered to performance-venue goers through providing precise and objective technical information based on the outcome of a due diligence on public and private venues and presenting the Korean standard of technical information for theaters according to the international standard. In carrying out the commitment, a data-base providing easy access to all will be expanded, and the services regarding the data will be provided online.

The detailed implementation methods are as follows:

1) To expand the current technical information DB available at the website of the KOCACA (as of August 2018, 26 theater installations and floor maps of 70 venues are provided); to update the current DB with additional information including the purchasing route and price of theater installations and the maintenance status;

2) Public performance venues should provide general information through their website and technical information via the integrated management system.

Milestones:

  • Establishing a technical information investigation system; conducting preliminary investigations on performance venues; carrying out fact-finding missions on performance venues and interviews.
  • Collecting and sorting out technical information for the DB
  • Building, verifying and modifying the DB

Start Date: September 1, 2018 End Date: August 31, 2020

Commitment Overview

Verifiability

OGP Value Relevance (as written)

Potential Impact

Completion

Did It Open Government?

Not specific enough to be verifiable

Specific enough to be verifiable

Access to Information

Civic Participation

Public Accountability

Technology & Innovation for Transparency & Accountability

None

Minor

Moderate

Transformative

Not Started

Limited

Substantial

Completed

Worsened

Did Not Change

Marginal

Major

Outstanding

2. Overall

Assessed at the end of the action plan cycle.

Assessed at the end of the action plan cycle.

Editorial Note: For the full text of the commitment, please see Korea's 4th National Action Plan 2018-2020 at https://bit.ly/2JvQr98.

Context and Objectives

The purpose of this commitment is to establish a technical information management system for public performance venues and enhance user convenience in the process. It aims to do this by verifying, modifying, and building on the existing technical information database on the website of the Korean Cultural and Arts Centers Association (KOCACA) [12].

The milestones under this commitment are verifiable. They include investigating performance venues, collecting and organizing technical information, and building an updated integrated database. There is, however, no clear indication in the commitment text as to how many public performance venues will be included in the database as a result of this commitment.

This commitment is relevant to the OGP value of access to information as it will improve opportunities for citizens and service users to access technical and other information on performance venues. As the commitment will expand and build an integrated, online database, it is also relevant to the value of technology and innovation for transparency.

At the time of writing this commitment, KOCACA provided limited technical information on stage installations via the theatre technical information database. This included information pertaining to stage plans, sound features, and other technical information. KOACA also confirmed the operation of a social networking service to share this information with the public. [13] However, according to a civil society representative from C.O.D.E., this technical information was inadequately and ineffectively shared with the public. [14] As noted in the action plan, stakeholders agreed that there was room for improvement, especially in terms of convenience of access, coverage of performance venue, and the extent of information disclosed on the database.

This commitment stands to have minor potential impact on improving access to information on public performance venues. The commitment represents a positive effort to improve convenience and access to information through the introduction of an integrated database. According to civil society, the disclosure of such information will enable citizens and businesses to voluntarily engage with and utilize performance venues and the services they offer. [15] However, the information—being technical—will mainly be used by a niche segment of society (i.e., service-users that use the public performance venues) and have limited appeal to citizens at large. Although the government reports setting a goal of covering information from 472 performance venues, there is no clear indication of this under this commitment.

Next steps

As this commitment stands to primarily appeal to and benefit a specialized segment of society, the IRM does not recommend that this commitment is carried forward into future action plans in its current form.

Instead, the IRM recommends that stakeholders refine this commitment and simplify the technicality of information to facilitate its use by a broader segment of the population, and thus encourage wider use of public performance venues across the country. This may include translating technical information into more accessible forms, such as simplified user-guides, explanatory videos, blogs etc.

[12] For more information, please see: https://m.kocaca.or.kr/Pages/Main.aspx.
[14] Soohyang Kim (C.O.D.E. Korea), interview by IRM researcher, 3 Jun 2020.
[15] Id.

Commitments

  1. Public-Private Anti-Corruption System

    KR0036, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  2. Management System for Performance Venues

    KR0037, 2018, Access to Information

  3. Real-Name Policy System

    KR0038, 2018, Access to Information

  4. Safety Inspection System

    KR0039, 2018, E-petitions

  5. Public Diplomacy System

    KR0040, 2018, Public Participation

  6. Open Communication Forum

    KR0041, 2018, E-Government

  7. Citizen Participation in Policy-Making

    KR0042, 2018, E-Government

  8. Disclosure of the Amount of Harmful Substance Contained in Foods

    KR0043, 2018, Access to Information

  9. Open Data

    KR0044, 2018, Access to Information

  10. Discosure of Cultural Heritage Resources

    KR0045, 2018, Infrastructure & Transport

  11. Open National Priority Data

    KR0046, 2018, Access to Information

  12. Public Data Qulity Management

    KR0047, 2018, Access to Information

  13. Voluntary Compliance Customs Administration

    KR0048, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. Organization Information Disclosure Online

    KR0022, 2016, Access to Information

  15. Information in Original Form

    KR0023, 2016, Access to Information

  16. Standard Model for Pre-Release Information

    KR0024, 2016, Access to Information

  17. National Data Disclosure

    KR0025, 2016, Access to Information

  18. Public Data Quality Management

    KR0026, 2016, Access to Information

  19. Free Open Format Use

    KR0027, 2016, Access to Information

  20. Open Data Standards

    KR0028, 2016, Access to Information

  21. Citizen Groups Government Service Design

    KR0029, 2016, Capacity Building

  22. e-Government Service Environment

    KR0030, 2016, E-Government

  23. Citizen Service Portals

    KR0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Citizen Services Application

    KR0032, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  25. Public Sector Corruption Research

    KR0033, 2016, E-Government

  26. Citizens' Accessibility to ODA Statistics

    KR0034, 2016, Aid

  27. Disclosing Information on International Aids

    KR0035, 2016, Aid

  28. Strengthening Public-Private Collaboration

    KR0017, 2014, E-Government

  29. Providing Customized Services

    KR0018, 2014, Marginalized Communities

  30. Enhancing Information Disclosure

    KR0019, 2014, Access to Information

  31. Strengthening Public Service Ethics

    KR0020, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  32. Encouraging the Private Sector to Utilze Public Data

    KR0021, 2014, Access to Information

  33. Provision of Diverse Public Services

    KR0001, 2012, E-Government

  34. Strengthening Citizens’ Monitoring of Government

    KR0002, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  35. Use e-People to Promote Public Input in Policy Development

    KR0003, 2012, Public Participation

  36. Promote the Proposal System for Receiving Public Input Electronically

    KR0004, 2012, E-Government

  37. Develop a Manual on Consensus Building Among Various Stakeholders

    KR0005, 2012, E-Government

  38. Conduct Field Visits to Interact Directly with Stakeholders

    KR0006, 2012, E-Government

  39. Simplify Online Civil Affairs Application Forms

    KR0007, 2012, E-Government

  40. Refine the Portal to Be More User Friendly

    KR0008, 2012,

  41. Customise Online Services for Business

    KR0009, 2012, Private Sector

  42. Establish an Online Civil Affairs Hub to Provide 24-Hour Services

    KR0010, 2012, E-Government

  43. Disclose Critical Information on Food, Environment, and Education

    KR0011, 2012, E-Government

  44. Engage CSOs on Relevant Information to Be Disclosed

    KR0012, 2012, Public Participation

  45. Strengthen Asset Disclosure for Public Servants

    KR0013, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  46. Monitor Restrictions on Post-Public Employment

    KR0014, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  47. Release Public Information for Private Sector Use on the Data Sharing Portal

    KR0015, 2012, E-Government

  48. Engage Citizens in Administrative and Budget Processes

    KR0016, 2012, E-Government

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