Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM TechNews

ECS Releases All Public Data in Open Linked Data Format

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
detail of data set

Credit: CWI

The University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) recently became the United Kingdom's first university department to release all of its public data in an open, linked data format. This includes data about research papers in the Eprints archive, people in the school, research groups, teaching modules, seminars and events, buildings, and rooms.

All public resource description framework data from and is now available and can be reused for any legal purpose, including derivative works and commercial use. "We believe that in the future this will become common practice for certain types of open data, and it is our responsibility to lead the way in setting the standards of best practice," says ECS's Christopher Gutteridge.

"This announcement will ensure more data is released in the right format to enable new innovative uses of the information," says Southampton professor Nigel Shadbolt.

From University of Southampton
View Full Article


Abstracts Copyright © 2010 Information Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, USA


No entries found