WIT Press


The university as an open data ecosystem



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DNE-V11-N3-250-257

Volume

Volume 11 (2016), Issue 3

Pages

7

Page Range

250 - 257

Author(s)

JOSE JACOBO ZUBCOFF, LLORENÇ VAQUER, JOSE-NORBERTO MAZÓN, FRANCISCO MACIÁ, IRENE GARRIGÓS, ANDRÉS FUSTER & JOSE VICENTE CARCEL

Abstract

Lately, the University of Alicante (Spain) started the OpenData4U project in order to create a methodology to easily develop open data portals for universities. Within this project, the open data portal of the University of Alicante was launched (http://datos.ua.es), which allowed us to develop a set of best practices in the implantation of an open data ecosystem for universities to foster reusing of Public Sector Information. The main aim of this paper is to describe our experience at the opening data process at the University of Alicante, as well as enumerating novel opportunities for social and economic impact in which a university could be a driving force.

Keywords

IT ecosystem, open data, open government