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Security concerns of Open Data publishing

The secusecurity-265130_1280rity considerations we would like to discuss in this blog post cover these two aspects:

  • securing the IT environment of the data publisher organisation
  • security (in the sense of „protection“) of the published data

Basis for security evaluation is finding that the data publication and subsequent interaction with the users who work with these data almost always lies in different security context than production data processing in the organization. Read More

Open Data Node 1.0 released

Open Data Node logoOn April 29th 2015, Open Data Node 1.0 was released. So now I’m going to describe what this release actually does, compared to what it is supposed to do (as described almost a year ago in my initial blog post: Open Data Node – what it is, what it does, what is next).

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UnifiedViews 2.0 – What’s new

UnifiedViews logoUnifiedViews is an Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) framework that allows users – publishers, consumers, or analysts – to define, execute, monitor, debug, schedule, and share RDF data processing tasks. UnifiedViews is one of the core components of  Open Data Node – publication platform for Open data.

The data processing tasks may use custom plugins created by users. UnifiedViews differs from other ETL frameworks by natively supporting RDF data and ontologies. UnifiedViews has a graphical user interface for the administration, debugging, and monitoring of the ETL process. In this blog post, we focus on the description of new features of UnifiedViews 2.0, which was released on April 2, 2015; please see the website for documentation of UnifiedViews, to get information how UnifiedViews may be obtained, and to see the community around UnifiedViews.

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Licence Comparison and Compatibility Assessment

Whenever re-using open data from third parties, for further consuming, integration or publication purposes, and whenever such data are released under different licences, a licence comparison activity is necessary in order to check and access the legal compatibility of the actions permitted, forbidden or required by their licenses. In the specific domain of data integration, for example, all the licences attached to the datasets that should be integrated must at least permit to adapt (e.g., to transform, link, mash-up, combine) or derive from the original works a new work Read More

Open Data, Open Art

 At Spinque Company we do not only like Open Data, we also like art. What better to combine them? In this post we illustrate how to use open data to enrich access to the art collection of the Rijksmuseum.    512px-Johannes_Vermeer_-_Het_melkmeisje_-_Google_Art_Project

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the most famous museums in the world. The amazing collection of the museum is publicly available. You can search the collection at the Rijksmuseum Website and you can access the data through their API. The data contains artworks with descriptions (or annotations) provided by the cataloguers of the museum. Read More