Partially Attended

an irregularly updated blog by Ian Mulvany

An interesting invitation

Sat Oct 3, 2009

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Last week an interesting invitation popped up in my email box, I got a
message from Richard Sterling asking if I would be interested in
previewing the program that the government are rolling out as part of
their open data project. They have set up a google group for
developers, and I guess I'm on the waiting list, or something. I'm
going to be interested to see what data sources surrounding science,
funding, teaching and publishing will be available there. I'm pretty
busy at the moment thinking about ways to improve Nature's online
offerings and make them more functionally useful, this might represent
an important path for that work.

The message says:

"It's really important to us that you are all comfortable with what we
are doing and how we are doing it, so let us know if there is anything
we can do to improve things."

I like that, sounds like a good approach.

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