Recently, I posted on the LNCD blog about our work on data.lincoln.ac.uk. You might find it interesting.
One of the by-products outcomes of our recent ‘proper’ projects is data.lincoln.ac.uk. This is simply a site that documents the data we are warehousing in our MongoDB datastore (called ‘Nucleus’), and the programatic methods by which we (and the public) can access that data. Most of the data is licensed for public use, but where appropriate (e.g. personal data), a secure access token must be requested. Currently, outside of our own projects, the only people needing/wanting secure access tokens are some third year computer science students who are using data.lincoln.ac.uk as the basis for their dissertation projects and require access to their own personal event data.
Our approach to publishing open data at the University of Lincoln has been to do so in a way that was immediately useful to the work we were doing…
Read more about ‘an open platform for development‘.