Using OpenURL Activity Data


  • Phase 3: January 2012 – July 2012
  • Phase 2: February – July 2011
  • Phase 1: November 2010 – January 2011


This project took forward the recommendations identified in the final report of the Shared OpenURL Data Phase 2 project: to further increase the quantity of OpenURL Router activity data available as an aggregation and maintain access to it; and to support third parties, in particular the UK HE community, in using the data to develop their own innovative services. Specifically, we developed a prototype application to show case one possible use of the aggregated data. This ‘Recommender’ application was designed to filter data to produce a set of relevant recommendations of alternative materials based on a request.

Project Deliverables

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Phase 2

Release of OpenURL Router Data, 26 May 2011

Prototype Recommender Available Based on OpenURL Router Data, 9 August 2011

Using OpenURL Activity Data Final Report Released, 7 September 2011

Contact us at:
EDINA, Causewayside House
160 Causewayside, Edinburgh
United Kingdom EH9 1PR

EDINA is the Jisc-designated national data centre at the University of Edinburgh.

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