[data.edu.au] OPDs

Simon Brennan simon.brennan at ersa.edu.au
Wed Nov 19 02:02:01 UTC 2014

Hi Christopher

I'm not sure of the status of data.edu.au. Things went quiet back in May
and I haven't seen very much since on the mailing list.
I was on loan as a technical resource, but I haven't seen much happen.

However you'll be interested to know that there is a South Australian
version of CKAN running.

We currently have one dataset available, but there are more lining up to
join in.


*Simon Brennan*
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On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM, Christopher Gutteridge <cjg at ecs.soton.ac.uk
> wrote:

> Hello to my Austrailian peers!
> I thought I'd share some of what we've been up to at data.ac.uk. First of
> all, everything we do is Free & Open Source, so you can resuse, improve or
> just study any bit of what we've done if that's helpful. I hope that long
> term our tools, or their spiritual descendants, become more generic and can
> be deployed more easily and widely.
> The big news is http://opd.data.ac.uk/ which collects auto-discovered
> open data profiles from an organisation. It's very simple, easy to extend
> and allows systems to avoid having a single-point-of-failure hub/aggregator.
> Also we've negotiated with the people who run the .ac.uk domain and now
> have access to the list of all domains, but not formal permission to use
> it, just implicit. We've used this to build a tool which 'observes' the
> homepage of every domain and collects some useful statistics and data. We
> publish this as a big JSON file once a week, but don't do much with it yet.
> <http://observatory.data.ac.uk/> -- at some point we'll find the time or
> help to build a real front end for it and I think people will be amazed at
> how useful it will be.
> Over the summer, we had an intern build an RSS aggregator over all of the
> RSS feeds discovered by the observatory, and this simple but useful tool is
> available at <http://rss.data.ac.uk>
> Finally, we're coming to the end of our funding to launch and promote <
> http://equipment.data.ac.uk/> which has been a distinct success, and
> we're hoping that some similar project can keep the team funded after it
> ends.
> (other than equipment.data, none of this work is funded and is done by me
> in between my "real" work.)
> So, how's it going with  data in edu.au?
> --
> Christopher Gutteridge --http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cjg
> University of Southampton Open Data Service:http://data.southampton.ac.uk/
> You should read the ECS Web Team blog:http://blogs.ecs.soton.
> ac.uk/webteam/
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