September 2011: Volume 16 Issue 3
The JISC-funded OpenURL Router Activity Data project has released its final report.
The project was set up to explore data protection issues related to release of IP addresses, create an aggregation of activity data from the UK OpenURL Router service, develop and implement an appropriate licensing framework for the data aggregation and make the data aggregation available for others to retrieve and use. An article recommender prototype was developed based on this data as an example of how the data could be used. This recently won an award: commended use of the OpenURL Router Data in the Discovery & DevCSI Developers Competition.
The data aggregation is now available from OpenURL Router Data under the Open Data Commons (ODC) Public Domain Dedication and Licence and the ODC Attribution Sharealike Community Norms.