Open Cultuur Data ePSI Trailblazers Maarten Brinkerink firstname.lastname@example.orgNetherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Innovators Netwerk Erfgoedsector
Why?More and more cultural institutions make their collections and information digitally accessible. This creates many new opportunities to use this information to create new applications, allowing everybody to participate in arts and culture in new ways. However, this data is often very difficult to access for others.
Who?Open Cultuur Data (Open Cultural Data) is a network of cultural professionals, developers, designers, copyright specialists and open data experts, that opens cultural data and encourages the development of valuable cultural applications. This makes culture accessible in new ways to a broader public.
What?Open Cultural Data is knowledge and information from cultural institutions, organisations or initiatives about their collections and/or works that everyone can consult, use, spread and re-use- Openly licensed- Digitally available and accessible- Documented- Institutional support
How? 2011- Organized workshops to build the network- Collected and contributed open cultural data sources and helpt write data blogs - 8 datasets in total, from organisations like Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Museum and the National Archives- Stimulated developers to use open cultural data at a national hackathon/app contest - 13 such apps were made, the winner – Vistory – of the app contest was based on open cultural data
How? 2012- Stimulate growth of the network- Organize a Masterclass Open Data for cultural professionals- Promote open cultural data at and contribute to two national hackathons- Award prizes for the best ‘cultural’ apps- Reach out to developer communities- Produce guidelines and reports
The Next LevelWhat can the ePSI Network contribute?-Exchange with similar initiatives on aninternational level-Disseminate innovative outcomes from ournetwork-Connect us to creative industries andbusinesses interested in reuse of open culturaldata-Help with proposing a feasible inclusion ofopen cultural data within the PSI directive