Hi everyone Just a quick plug for a developer competition that's being run by the JISC funded MOSAIC ("Making Our Shared Activity Information Count") Project in the UK: http://www.sero.co.uk/jisc-mosaic-competition.html
The usage data can be found for download via: http://library.hud.ac.uk/wikis/mosaic/index.php/Project_Data ...and the "Data Collection Guide" explains the XML format of the data: http://library.hud.ac.uk/wikis/mosaic/index.php/Project_Documentation At present, it's just book usage data from the University of Huddersfield that's available to play around with, but we're hoping that it will be joined by some usage data from a few other UK academic libraries in due course. As the XML usage data files are pretty big (i.e. opening them in Internet Explorer is a sure fire way of killing a PC!), I've put together a quick & dirty API for grabbing subsets of the data: http://www.daveyp.com/blog/archives/953 Tony Hirst (from the Open University in the UK) has done a helpful blog post here: http://bit.ly/8RjYU In terms of the competition, it's open to anyone (i.e. not just developers based in the UK). The prizes are in UK sterling and the competition is being run according to UK law (just in case competition laws vary from country to country). Have fun! Dave Pattern Library Systems Manager University of Huddersfield <img src="http://www.hud.ac.uk/images/emails/neutral_navy_blue_003976.gif" alt="Inspiring tomorrow's professionals"> --- This transmission is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you receive it in error, please notify us immediately by e-mail and remove it from your system. If the content of this e-mail does not relate to the business of the University of Huddersfield, then we do not endorse it and will accept no liability.