Workshop: CKAN for Research Data Management
A workshop in London in February will bring together people who are using or considering CKAN for managing research data. Anyone interested should see the announcement and get in touch with the organiser, Joss Winn.
Although most CKAN installations are for finding government and other official data, its value is increasingly being recognised for other kinds of data – including academic research data. It was recently adopted by Bristol University’s data.bris, who will use it to harvest metadata from existing systems, and provide a searchable interface and fixed URLs for datasets.
The Orbital Project at Lincoln University decided last year to adopt CKAN. The Kaptur project on visual arts research data, in partnership with four higher education institutions, is one of the latest to be evaluating CKAN.