[OKFN-EN] Crowd-sourcing list of learned societies and professional organisations in UK

Steven Clift clift at e-democracy.org
Wed Feb 25 04:56:17 UTC 2015

Have you considered gathering links on their online communities and
On Feb 24, 2015 12:50 PM, "Michelle Brook" <michelle at michellebrook.org>

> Hey all,
> For Open Data Day, I started pulling together a list of UK based
> professional organisations and learned societies in the UK with a view to
> releasing this as open data when I've something vaguely organised and
> tidied up.
> There are number of motivations behind this. Firstly, no such list exists
> - and I wanted to update Wikipedia and the like, secondly I want to make it
> easier for individuals to find such societies. At present, professional
> organisations with professional staff are much better at engaging with
> academics and I hope to re-dress this balance slightly.
> And when I have a half way sensible list, I will start exploring which of
> the societies and professional organisations are involved in academic
> publishing, as part of an ongoing interest in understanding the publishing
> landscape better. However, to explore that, I needed
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1haSsyhY6bqjXJHIiCNaOCIqgCqmQqUVQEv55vewu93I/edit#gid=0
> If anyone has any time, and fancies helping me add some postcodes or
> websites to this google spreadsheet - please do! I'll get it tidied up as
> best I can this week to release with an open license towards the end of
> this month!
> Thanks a lot!
> Michelle
> --
> @MLBrook
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