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Free book usage data from the University of Huddersfield » "Self-plagiarism is style"

I'm very proud to announce that Library Services at the University of Huddersfield has just done something that would have perhaps been unthinkable a few years ago: we've just released a major portion of our book circulation and recommendation data under an Open Data Commons/CC0 licence. In total, there's data for over 80,000 titles derived from a pool of just under 3 million circulation transactions spanning a 13 year period. Free book usage data from the University of Huddersfield.

This is great to see from my POV on two levels, first a great set of data that has the potential to be really useful and secondly a clear statement of the terms under which it's released.

Awesome Dave Pattern.