Session Details

Connecting Reusable Disconnected Content: Our CampusData Project

AIM4 Applications, Integration and Mobile

Location: Pavilion Ballroom East

MONDAY, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

We generate lots of content and manage lots of data in disconnected ways. The University of Arkansas started a project a few years ago called the Campus Data Project. A not seksi name for an incredible foundation with a REST API that lets users tie all kinds of data together that they never could before. From campus maps crossed with the campus directory to a news platform that updates experts lists and research blogs, the team has an ecosystem of useful reusable information getting more valuable with every piece of content added to it. Nixon will talk about the evolution of this system, how we use it currently, what our future plans are and how we have shared this platform with others in our state.

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Chris Nixon
Director, University of Arkansas

Chris Nixon is the Director of Digital Design and Development at the University of Arkansas. He has been with the university for sixteen years, and is responsible for managing the universities web presence, mass communications and other digital communications.