Category Archives: linked data

Lessons to be learned at the Department for Education

For those looking for an example of poor information management practice, how about the Department for Education’s announcement about the closure of QCDA?

The first thing you might notice is the poorly formed URL, one which surely won’t survive any future changes in the content management system.

Then you might realise that the PDF has been published with no metadata. In addition, it has been scanned but not OCR’ed so cannot be indexed by Google.

So much for the principles of open linked data!