If this book is at all good, I reckon it should be an essential tool for European e-gov projects:
Local authorities are in ever-closer contact with their counterparts in other EC states, as well as with the business world. Their discussions often deal with technical and legal matters. Companies, especially smaller firms, seeking to expand into new markets must be able to understand key issues such as planning procedures and local taxation. This dictionary has been compiled to meet the needs of local government and business. It contains nearly 3500 terms, in alphabetical sequence.
(Though at £94, I’d kind of look forward to a free online alternative emerging…)
And if the Pope can do it, why can’t your local council:
Everyone’s doing it… Vatican official Padrini has launched the ambitious Pope2You site, which aggregates the Vatican’s presence on various social networks. It boasts cutting-edge social-media components, including an iPhone application that keeps its users updated with the pope’s recent speeches and activities and a YouTube channel that features papal video addresses. A site called Wikicath delivers the pope’s messages “in a new way, interactive and hypertext, through a platform built in the Wiki style.”
OK, it was a one-off built for an event in May, but still…