A look at data.gov.uk

Wednesday, 10 March 2010 by

In January, the government launched a new website aimed at making government information more accessible across the web. Inspired by a similar US website launched by the Obama administration, data.gov.uk provides free and easy access to large amounts of official data. The idea is that companies and organisations can use this information in new and

The Prospect library

Sunday, 21 February 2010 by

When Unions first started using the web, documents such as magazines, newsletters and circulars were loaded onto Union websites, usually on an ad hoc basis. In addition, there was a centralised system for storing items like publications, circulars and minutes. Intranets were yet another repository. This expansion has caused problems. Some collections would be the

Union Island closes down

Sunday, 14 February 2010 by

This week Union Island closed down. If you’re wondering what Union Island was, it existed in the online virtual world called Second Life. Despite the mainstream media preoccupation with virtual weddings and real life divorces, Second Life is big business. Its economy grew by 65% in 2009, to a total of $567 million. Second Life

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Welcome to my blog

Saturday, 13 February 2010 by

Welcome to my new blog and my new website. I have just finished setting up this site, which I built using the Joomla!content management system and open source technologies like PHP and MySQL. This website hosts my blog. I’m using this blog to discuss the latest developments in the world of websites, information architecture, usability and

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