Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Creating value from open data

An interesting blog post from Universities UK on Open Data at http://blog.universitiesuk.ac.uk/2014/06/24/creating-value-open-data

Open data, the principle and practice of making data available for anyone to use, for any purpose, at no cost has the potential to make a major impact on the world around us. Given these prospects, the UK higher education sector is already starting to get on board. A number of universities (Southampton, Oxford, and the Open University, to name a few) have taken on the agenda, and are rapidly developing tools and practices. Sector agencies and bodies such as JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency), the Research Councils, and the Royal Society are also working in the same direction.
To read more: http://blog.universitiesuk.ac.uk/2014/06/24/creating-value-open-data

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