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Open Data Workshop:  The Rijksmuseum Hacking Experience Lizzy Jongma & Inge Giesbers
Our data is open!     Did you know the       Rijksmuseum                         Yes, you can       opened their          ...
Why open data?• E-strategy• Institutional values:  authentic, quality, personal,  innovative, simplicity• Mission: ‘The Ri...
And what about the images?
Why now?• Open Cultuur Data• Apps voor Nederland• Europeana
What did it take?• An API (Application Programming Interface)• Registration of copyright data• Selection of copyrightfree ...
Copyright project•   Unknown territory•   No fields for registration•   Comparative research•   Create awareness
How much data is open?•   500.000 records in Adlib•   250.000 records on our website•   111.000 records in the API (criter...
Further steps in copyright• Clear copyright• Explanation on the  website• Separate copyright  agreement
API, OAI-PMH…• From Adlib to Open• Users and sets, sets and users• Harvest, query, set• LOD, RDF, DC and  programmers…• Ba...
Rijksmuseum API
What is special?• High quality images• CC-by license metadata  and images• Largest open data  art collection
What has been archieved so far?• 16 apps• 207 harvests• Kennisnet,  ARTstor,  Bioportaal,  Les2.0• Europeana
A few Examples:Faces of the Rijksmuseum
Iconclass browser http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/api?lang=nl
Rijks Add notes
Rijksify
Further steps API• Expansion of the Open Collection• User specific sets (Golden age, portraits,  tulips)• Search options• ...
Lessons learned•   More apps and harvests than expected•   Much more requests and questions    than expected•   Positive p...
Any questions?Inge Giesbers (Information Specialist)i.giesbers@rijksmuseum.nlLizzy Jongma (Datamanager)l.jongma@rijksmuseu...
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  1. 1. Open Data Workshop: The Rijksmuseum Hacking Experience Lizzy Jongma & Inge Giesbers
  2. 2. Our data is open! Did you know the Rijksmuseum Yes, you can opened their harvest it with data ? their API !
  3. 3. Why open data?• E-strategy• Institutional values: authentic, quality, personal, innovative, simplicity• Mission: ‘The Rijksmuseum connects people, Art and History’• Interaction with the public
  4. 4. And what about the images?
  5. 5. Why now?• Open Cultuur Data• Apps voor Nederland• Europeana
  6. 6. What did it take?• An API (Application Programming Interface)• Registration of copyright data• Selection of copyrightfree objects …. And a room full of nerds
  7. 7. Copyright project• Unknown territory• No fields for registration• Comparative research• Create awareness
  8. 8. How much data is open?• 500.000 records in Adlib• 250.000 records on our website• 111.000 records in the API (criteria)• ‘CC-by’ and ‘fair use’
  9. 9. Further steps in copyright• Clear copyright• Explanation on the website• Separate copyright agreement
  10. 10. API, OAI-PMH…• From Adlib to Open• Users and sets, sets and users• Harvest, query, set• LOD, RDF, DC and programmers…• Back end and user support
  11. 11. Rijksmuseum API
  12. 12. What is special?• High quality images• CC-by license metadata and images• Largest open data art collection
  13. 13. What has been archieved so far?• 16 apps• 207 harvests• Kennisnet, ARTstor, Bioportaal, Les2.0• Europeana
  14. 14. A few Examples:Faces of the Rijksmuseum
  15. 15. Iconclass browser http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/api?lang=nl
  16. 16. Rijks Add notes
  17. 17. Rijksify
  18. 18. Further steps API• Expansion of the Open Collection• User specific sets (Golden age, portraits, tulips)• Search options• Various data formats• Connecting to other sites and portals• LOD, RDF
  19. 19. Lessons learned• More apps and harvests than expected• Much more requests and questions than expected• Positive publicity and feedback• No loss of income• No more angry colleagues (after a while)• Apps are difficult to integrate• Supprised by interest from portals and abroad• App contents are fun. Enjoy! (but don’t expect them to solve all your problems) … Don’t show explicit art to American programmers
  20. 20. Any questions?Inge Giesbers (Information Specialist)i.giesbers@rijksmuseum.nlLizzy Jongma (Datamanager)l.jongma@rijksmuseum.nl

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