August 30, 2011
Like many others I'm becoming increasingly interested in the many ways we can now start to surface and visualise connections on social networks. I've written about some aspects social connections and measurement of networks before.
My primary interest in this area just now is more at the CETIS ISC (innovation support centre) level, and to [...]
June 7, 2011
The 3rd SemHE workshop (Semantic Web Applications in Higher Education) will take place this September and will be co-located with EC-TEL'11 this September in Palermo.
The workshop organisers are hoping that it will attract people working on semantic web applications in HE and those who have been developing linked data infrastructures for the HE sector. [...]
March 7, 2011
The University of Southampton have just launched their Open Data Home site, providing open access to some of the University's administrative data.
The Open Data Home site provides a number of RDF data sets from teaching room features to on campus bus-stops, a range of apps showing how the University itself is using the [...]
January 2, 2011
Over the holidays I've tried to take a proper break from twitter. It's becoming such an integral part of my work life, I wanted a break. However, twitter is one of those things that does cross work/life boundaries so it is hard to keep completely away and tonight (again) twitter and the [...]
December 10, 2010
Sometimes adverse weather conditions can work in your favour and our increasingly connected world is making it far easier to cope without being in an office. Yesterday, I was supposed to be in Oxford at a Sakai implementation meeting, but due to the weather I decided that it probably wasn't the best idea to [...]
May 20, 2010
Last Friday I attended one the current series of Talis platform days in Manchester. The days are designed to give an introduction to linked data, how to work with open data sets and show examples of linked data in action from various sources including Talis.
In the morning the Talis team gave us overview of [...]
April 14, 2010
For those of you interested in finding out more about approaches to working with linked data sets, SPARQL and "all that stuff", Talis are running a series of platform open days. The first of these will be held on 14 May in Manchester, and the Talis team are keen to get some input [...]
February 26, 2010
Co-located with the dev8D, the JISC Developer Days event, this week, I along with about 150 others gathered at UCL for a the 2nd Linked Data Meetup London.
Over the past year or so the concept and use of linked data seems to be gaining more and more traction. At CETIS we've been [...]
December 10, 2009
This is my first attempt at live-blogging for the Semantic Technologies: which way now? meeting, 10 December 2009. Follow the link below to see the blog which is agumented with tweets relating to the event.
Semantic Technologies: Which way now?
October 7, 2008
The first meeting of the semantic technologies in teaching and learning working group took place at the University of Strathclyde on Friday 3 October.
The SemTec project outlined their project and there was a general discussion re the proposed methodology, scope and community engagement. A twine group has been established for the working group ( [...]