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Sharing cultural heritage the linked open data way: why you should sign up

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Cultural heritage institutions are beginning to explore the added value of sharing data. We report on Dutch initiatives that have started opening up their data through far-reaching open licenses as well as initiatives that are using the Linked Open Data cloud to integrate and enriching heritage collection metadata.

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Sharing cultural heritage the linked open data way: why you should sign up

  1. 1. MW2012 Johan Oomen, Lotte Belice Baltusen (Netherlands Institute for Sound andVision) Marieke van Erp (VU University Amsterdam) ell brown / CC BY http://agora.cs.vu.nl Sharing cultural heritage the linked open data way @johanoomen, @lottebelice, @merpeltje
  2. 2. date Venue Sharing data: why? • Promote sharability of cultural heritage resources (data and metadata) to: • Support end-user participation • Maximise visibility • Stimulate business innovation (higher quality and diversity)
  3. 3. date Venue The context of this talk 1. Digitisation: Images for the Future 2. Advocacy: Open Cultural Data 3. Computer Science:Agora project
  4. 4. date Venue Link to the full paper • http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/ mw2012/papers/ sharing_cultural_heritage_the_linked_open_ data
  5. 5. date 1. Images for the Future • a 7 year digitisation project in 90 seconds • VIMEO http://vimeo.com/21965366 MW2012
  6. 6. date 2. Open Cultural Data • ...a network of cultural professionals, developers, designers, copyright specialists and open data experts • ...support open cultural data and encourages the development of valuable cultural applications. MW2012 http://www.opencultuurdata.nl/about/
  7. 7. date Open Cultural Data MW2012 Workshops Masterclasses Hackatons Datablogs
  8. 8. date MW2012 Rijksmuseum Dataset
  9. 9. 7/4/11 3.The Agora Project • 2009-2013 • VU Amsterdam (CS + History Departments), Netherlands Institute for Sound andVision, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam • Linking museum objects by extracting information on historic events. MW2012
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  19. 19. 7/4/11 MW2011 • Historical context is missing • What happened before/after • ‘Grand narratives’ • Based on keyword search • Exact matches • ...and manual annotation is costly why enrichment?
  20. 20. 7/4/11 MW2011 Simple Event Model
  21. 21. 7/4/11 MW2011 New Links
  22. 22. MW2012 ...highlighting two examples • Open Images (openimages.eu) • emphasis: sharing content and data • Europeana (europeana.eu) • example of linked open data
  23. 23. Open, open, open! •Open source (MMBase, FFmpeg, LAMP) •Open media formats (Ogg Theora, WebM) •Open standards (HTML5) •Open API (OAI-PMH) •Open content!
  24. 24. Open content •Creative Commons – BY-SA as recommended license •3000 items from the Sound and Vision collection •Work with other providers too •Low resolution vs. high resolution
  25. 25. MW2012 1. Reuse and audience participation
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  30. 30. Syndicate to external platforms MW2012
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  33. 33. • 1.569 items items Wikimedia Commons • Used within 437 Dutch-language articles • Also: 570 articles in 54 (!) non-Dutch languages • 3 million pageviews every month • Most traffic from the English-language Wikipedia MW2012
  34. 34. MW2012 3. New applications by 3rd parties
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  36. 36. MW2012 • http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MXt4ExebHsA
  37. 37. 7/4/11 MW2011 Europeana Foundation • http://vimeo.com/36752317
  38. 38. 7/4/11 MW2011 Learn more • See paper for more detailed information
  39. 39. 7/4/11 MW2011 Europeana ~ over 20 million items
  40. 40. 7/4/11 MW2011 Seman&c  browsing http://eculture.cs.vu.nl/europeana (enriched by AAT, ULAN, WordNet, IconClass
  41. 41. Conclusions • Time to embrace openness: innovation, impact, reuse • New success metrics needed: • Income: measured in money (low/high res) • Public Outreach: to measure the number of (online) visitors • Reuse: to measure the use of data and content by heritage institutions themselves and by others • Public Participation: to measure the added metadata and content • Collaboration (Open Culture Data) helps to built momentum and raise awareness • Linked Open Data gaining momentum in the CH domain
  42. 42. 7/4/11 MW2011 credits • Publications etc. http://agora.cs.vu.nl • Merci Web & Media Group atVU University for inspiration & images!! @johanoomen, @lottebelice, @merpeltje

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