Open Data: Trends and Practice within
Cultural Heritage
Linked Pasts 2015
@mia_out Mia Ridge, Open University
Open Data: Trends and Practice within
Cultural Heritage
The good, the bad, and the
unstructured...
Linked Pasts 2015
@mia_...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/3903175631/
Generalisations ahead
The good...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cornelluniversitylibrary/4558927034/
...the bad...
'Images not included'
... and the unstructured
Classics > Cultural Heritage?
Not enough time
Not enough skills
'I don't know a single dev - and I know a
bunch - who use any of this stuff, or even
know about it.'
Putting the 'end' in 'endpoint'
'Provide information as RDF'
https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14779829225
Not enough data
https://www.flickr.com/photos/field_museum_library/10408180463/
Not enough benefits
• Does it help with SEO to make things
discoverable?
• Does it help get people through the door?
• Is ...
No-one's drinking their own champagne
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/11324077634/
Collections systems support
Credit: Richard Light @richardofsussex
The chicken or the egg?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mississippi-dept-of-archives-and-history/13089504213/
http://museum-...
Thank you!
Mia Ridge, Open University
https://www.flickr.com/photos/national_library_of_norway/11431547554/
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Slides for a presentation on Open Data: Trends and Practice within Cultural Heritage. (AKA, the good, the bad, and the unstructured) at the Linked Pasts event at Kings College London on July 20-21, 2015. Event: http://pelagios-project.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/linked-pasts.html

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  1. 1. Open Data: Trends and Practice within Cultural Heritage Linked Pasts 2015 @mia_out Mia Ridge, Open University
  2. 2. Open Data: Trends and Practice within Cultural Heritage The good, the bad, and the unstructured... Linked Pasts 2015 @mia_out Mia Ridge, Open University
  3. 3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/3903175631/ Generalisations ahead
  4. 4. The good... https://www.flickr.com/photos/cornelluniversitylibrary/4558927034/
  5. 5. ...the bad... 'Images not included'
  6. 6. ... and the unstructured
  7. 7. Classics > Cultural Heritage?
  8. 8. Not enough time
  9. 9. Not enough skills 'I don't know a single dev - and I know a bunch - who use any of this stuff, or even know about it.'
  10. 10. Putting the 'end' in 'endpoint'
  11. 11. 'Provide information as RDF' https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14779829225
  12. 12. Not enough data https://www.flickr.com/photos/field_museum_library/10408180463/
  13. 13. Not enough benefits • Does it help with SEO to make things discoverable? • Does it help get people through the door? • Is there a clear audience? • Will it save money? • Is there an immediate return on investment?
  14. 14. No-one's drinking their own champagne https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/11324077634/
  15. 15. Collections systems support Credit: Richard Light @richardofsussex
  16. 16. The chicken or the egg? https://www.flickr.com/photos/mississippi-dept-of-archives-and-history/13089504213/ http://museum-api.pbworks.com/
  17. 17. Thank you! Mia Ridge, Open University https://www.flickr.com/photos/national_library_of_norway/11431547554/

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