Round Table: Open Access of Digital Data in Jewish Studies
Susan Hazan, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Harvard
Opening the door to Museum: collections, exhibitions and resources
Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 273,000
Works of Art, Masterpieces Included!
What's in Open Content?
Currently, there are more than 99,000 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and
the Getty Research Institute available through the Open Content Program.
Other images include paintings, drawings, manuscripts, photographs, antiquities,
sculpture, decorative arts, artists' sketchbooks, watercolors, rare prints from the
16th through the 18th century, and 19th-century architectural drawings of cultural
Over time, images from the Getty Conservation Institute will be added, as well as
more images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute.
53,576,460 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds
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14,037,948 items from libraries, archives, and museums
In December 2010, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, generously supported
by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, convened leading experts in libraries, technology, law, and education to
begin work on this ambitious project.
A two-year process of intense grassroots community organization, beginning in October 2011 and hosted
at the Berkman Center, brought together hundreds of public and research librarians, innovators, digital
humanists, and other volunteers—organized into six workstreams and led by a distinguished Steering
Committee—helped to scope, design, and construct the DPLA.
The DPLA is led now by Executive Director Dan Cohen and guided by a Board of Directors comprised of
leading public and research librarians, technologists, intellectual property scholars, and business experts
from around the country.
Based in Boston in the historic Boston Public Library, DPLA has grown from an initial staff of four to nearly
ten, including an in-house technical team. To read more about the DPLA team, visit our our staff page.
The DPLA and Europeana announced their collaboration in December 2011. Speaking at
the time, Robert Darnton, a DPLA Steering Committee member and University Librarian
at Harvard, said, 'The association between the DPLA and Europeana means that users
everywhere will eventually have access to the combined riches of the two systems at a
The aggregated databases will include many millions of books, pamphlets, newspapers,
manuscripts, images, recordings, videos, and other materials in many formats.' Since
then, the DPLA has worked closely with Europeana, adopting the Europeana Data Model,
sharing metadata expertise, inspiration and lessons learned, and working to make the
two digital datasets interoperable.
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