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CKAN - the Data Hub

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CKAN is the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network, a registry of open knowledge packages and projects (and a few closed ones). CKAN makes it easy to find, share and reuse open content and data, especially in ways that are machine automatable. As a system CKAN functions as a synthesis of several different services: it combines the features of a listing/registry, a package index and a wiki. As a registry it acts like freshmeat but for open data and content resources. However it adds to a simple registry in key ways. First, thanks to its underlying versioned domain model CKAN has a wiki-like interface that lets anyone add and material held in it. Second, and unlike a wiki, CKAN can store 'structured' information, which allows it to provide 'index'-like features such as automated registration, discovery and installation of material. In this respect it behaves like CPAN or PyPI in the software world -- though again for open data and content not code.


ROAR ID: 3885
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Repository Type: Open and Linked Data
Organisation: Open Knowledge Foundation
Country: Europe > United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Birth Date1: 13 April 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Record Count: 0
Record Count History:
Daily Deposit Activity2:
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Other Registries: Celestial
Record Creator: MR R Tinati
1Birth Date is either when the repository was first registered in ROAR or the earliest record found via the OAI-PMH interface.
2Deposit activity measures the number of days in the last year that had "low" (1-9), "medium" (10-99) or "high" (100+) numbers of records deposited.

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