Author Archives: Andy McGregor

About Andy McGregor

Programme manager in the Information Environment team. Responsible for managing the Repository Support Project and the Start up and Enhancement strand of the Repositories and Preservation Programme.

Open data challenges

There was an interesting report released yesterday on the UK Government’s progress towards their open data goals. The report revealed that the Government was on track in terms of the volume of data released but it highlighted some significant challenges that need to be addressed in order to ensure the data is useful to those … Read more

Exploiting institutional activity data

JISC is currently funding a range of projects that investigate how data stored in institutional systems can be mined to gain insights into the way that university services are operating and use those insights to improve the services. These projects are spread across two programmes, the activity data programme and the business intelligence programme. There … Read more

OpenURL + open data = interesting possibilities

EDINA have released a fascinating dataset derived from their OpenURL Router service. The data has been made available under an ODC-PDDL licence with BY-SA community norms which allows it to be reused by anyone with an interest in the data. The OpenURL Router Data is derived from the logs of the OpenURL Router, a service for institutions who have … Read more