[datadub] Fwd: The Datahub newsletter
mark.wainwright at okfn.org
Tue Feb 14 14:58:54 GMT 2012
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*** Recent news ***
The DataHub has continued to incorporate developments from CKAN, the
software that runs it. There's been quite a lot of progress recently;
if you haven't used The DataHub lately, head on over and take a look.
Recent developments include:
* The Datahub was upgraded to CKAN 1.5 in November and CKAN 1.5.1 last month.
* CKAN's QA extension has gone live on The DataHub. (It takes
advantage of background tasks which were new in CKAN 1.5.) This
displays a score for each dataset according to Tim Berners' Lee's
"Five Stars of Open Data", as well as keeping track of broken links.
* There have been big improvements to User pages. These now show a
count and list of your datasets and edits, and even a user picture if
you are using Gravatar.
In addition, of course, there have been many new and interesting
datasets; there are currently over 3100 datasets on The Datahub. If
you add or maintain a particularly interesting dataset there, perhaps
you'd like to write us a blog post about it?
To keep up with developments to CKAN as they happen, join the
ckan-discuss mailing list or follow ckan.org/blog.
Happy data publishing!
Mark Wainwright, Community Co-ordinator, CKAN and The Datahub
Open Knowledge Foundation http://okfn.org/
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