We’re very pleased to see that the Norwegian government will be using our CKAN software, an open-source registry of open data, to build their national data catalogue!
From their announcement:
During the next few months, data.norge.no will be set up as a national data catalog using CKAN, Drupal, and the integration module used by data.gov.uk. By doing this, we hope not only to contribute to this specific software implementation of the concept of a data catalog, but also to do our part in the establishment of a common set of principles on the publication of public sector information in machine readable formats. Copying data.gov.uk is not in any way spectacular, but at this point in the history of public sector information, it is certainly clever.
It looks like they have some interesting ideas for new features in CKAN and we’re looking forward to seeing what they do with the software. In a recent count, CKAN is now being used in over 18 instances around the world! For a full list, see here:
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.