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Data autodiscovery—The role of the OPD

Data autodiscovery—The role of the OPD
Data autodiscovery—The role of the OPD
The importance of open data and the benefits it can offer have received recognition on the international stage with the signing of the G8 Open Data Charter in June 2013. The charter has an early focus on 14 high value areas, including transport and education, where governments have greater influence. In the UK, we have seen the funding of the Open Data Institute (ODI) with a remit to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in identifying benefits from using open data, whereas, within HE, open data discussion is in its infancy although is acknowledged as a sector challenge by the Russell Group of universities. There is an evident need for the academic community to influence the adoption of applications using linked open data techniques in data management and service delivery. This article introduces the concept of “data autodiscovery”, highlighting the role of the Organisation Profile Document (OPD) and its contribution to the early success of the UK National Equipment Portal, equipment.data, along with discussing the need for greater dialogue in linked and open data standards development.
2220-9964
Cox, Adrian
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Milsted, Andrew
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Gutteridge, Christopher
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Cox, Adrian
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Milsted, Andrew
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Gutteridge, Christopher
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Cox, Adrian, Milsted, Andrew and Gutteridge, Christopher (2016) Data autodiscovery—The role of the OPD. International Journal of Geo-Information, 5 (10). (doi:10.3390/ijgi5100167).

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The importance of open data and the benefits it can offer have received recognition on the international stage with the signing of the G8 Open Data Charter in June 2013. The charter has an early focus on 14 high value areas, including transport and education, where governments have greater influence. In the UK, we have seen the funding of the Open Data Institute (ODI) with a remit to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in identifying benefits from using open data, whereas, within HE, open data discussion is in its infancy although is acknowledged as a sector challenge by the Russell Group of universities. There is an evident need for the academic community to influence the adoption of applications using linked open data techniques in data management and service delivery. This article introduces the concept of “data autodiscovery”, highlighting the role of the Organisation Profile Document (OPD) and its contribution to the early success of the UK National Equipment Portal, equipment.data, along with discussing the need for greater dialogue in linked and open data standards development.

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Accepted/In Press date: 18 September 2016
Published date: 22 September 2016

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Local EPrints ID: 431083
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/431083
ISSN: 2220-9964
PURE UUID: eb2c331d-8378-466e-a8d1-7e8018a105ec
ORCID for Andrew Milsted: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4693-8785
ORCID for Christopher Gutteridge: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9201-5987

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Date deposited: 23 May 2019 16:30
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:17

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