Our services rely on many different data types from organisation names and journals/ISSNs down to individuals, times and places. However, each service is not necessarily relying on the same source for the same data type. We feel this is a significant duplication of effort that could be avoided and an opportunity to standardise our data.
Our desire is to centralise our common data sources, e.g. ISSNs, and make this independent from our services, allowing them instead to concentrate on the service specific functionality that our users desire.