Christopher Gutteridge

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Christopher Gutteridge is a Systems, Information and Web programmer, part of the IT Innovation team in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.[1] He is known for being the lead developer for GNU EPrints [2] and for being an advocate for Open Data,[3] Linked Data[4] and the Open Web.[5]

Notable achievements[edit]

In May 2005 Gutteridge won the UK's Unix and Open Systems User Group award for his work on the Open Archive Software: GNU EPrints.[6] The UKUUG awards an annual prize to give particular recognition to the development of free and open-source software in the UK.[7]

In March 2011 Gutteridge launched,[8] which provides open access to a number of non-confidential administrative datasets at the University of Southampton[9] and which won the 2012 Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year.[10]

In October 2017, Gutteridge was awarded the Jason Farradane Award for his outstanding contribution to the information profession[11]


  1. ^ "Biography at School of Electronics and Computer Science". University of Southampton. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Development team for EPrints software". EPrints – Digital Repository Software. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Southampton Data Blog". University of Southampton. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Ventnor Fringe: The World's First Semantic-Web Powered Arts Festival!". On The Wight. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  5. ^ Charles Arthur (29 June 2010). "Please don't read this post about the Edinburgh Fringe site - or click the links". Guardian Technology blog. London. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  6. ^ Lucy Sherriff. "Boffin wins prize for EPrints project". The Register. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  7. ^ "2005 UKUUG Award Winner". UKUUG - the UK's Open Systems User Group. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  8. ^ "University of Southampton Open Data Service". University of Southampton. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  9. ^ Kelly Fiveash. "Southampton Uni shows way to a truly open web". The Register. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  10. ^ "2012 Times Higher Education Awards winners". 2012 Times Higher Education Awards. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  11. ^ "UKeiG announces 2017 Jason Farradane Winner". CILIP - the Library and Information Association. Retrieved 11 October 2017.[permanent dead link]

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