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Open Data and the Institutional Web

A two day event hacking content, systems and services for institutional / open data

Palmer 106, Palmer Building, Reading University, Shinfield Road, Reading, RG6 6UR.

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th July, 2011. 

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This is a FREE pre IWMW 2011 1.5 days workshop focussing on surfacing, using and reusing institutional data, it includes FREE accommodation. It is aimed at developers, web developers, information specialists, data managers and policy makers who are interested in the provision of open data to support a variety of institutional activities. The event will provide an opportunity to engage in some development work related to institutional data sources. There are limited places available for the workshop. Please note if you have already booked accommodation for the Monday for IWMW and want to come to the workshop will receive a refund.

The day will include presentations which outline various examples if use of open data such as:
  • Several open institutional data case studies
  • Surveying data of institutional use of social media services
Time has also been allocated for a number of lightning sessions where delegates can talk about projects, technologies or issues that they think other attendees will find interesting.

In addition to the talks there will be opportunity for participants to suggest ideas for open development activities which could be developed during the workshop. Results from the event will be presented at the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011. There will be opportunities for attendees of this event to proceed on to the Institutional Web Management Workshop.

All food and refreshments will be provided.

The event is being organised by the DevCSI project and staff from the University of Southampton.

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You will be able to follow announcements about the event via twitter (as well as feeds from blogs and websites etc) by searching for the above tags. If you are new to twitter, please visit, and create an account for yourself. We will be using technologies like this frequently, before, during and after the event.

If you require a twitter client (software to keep up to date with the latest twitters), several can be found at