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Open Data and cultural heritage

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Presentation to the "DigiSILK" conference, Rome, July 2015

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Open Data and cultural heritage

  1. 1. DigiSILK, July 2015 Roma “Open Data and cultural heritage” Liam Wyatt / @Wittylama
  2. 2. Preston Stone (CC-By-SA) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GLAM_logo,_square,_transparent.png
  3. 3. A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike http://openglam.org/ http://glamwiki.org/
  4. 4. COPYRIGHT! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_panorama
  5. 5. Creative Commons
  6. 6. “Sum of all paintings” What is your museum policy? Why?
  7. 7. “no photo” What is your museum policy? Why?
  8. 8. An example of the re-use of quality, open, data.
  9. 9. Wikimedia Commons (German tourist, 2005) Wikidata (soon) Wikipedia
  10. 10. Direct value for the GLAM Better quality online, leads to…
  11. 11. Direct value for the GLAM Better quality online, leads to… More distribution, which leads to…
  12. 12. Direct value for the GLAM Better quality online, leads to… More distribution, which leads to… More engagement, which leads to…
  13. 13. Direct value for the GLAM Better quality online, leads to… More distribution, which leads to… More engagement, which leads to… More inbound links, which leads to…
  14. 14. Direct value for the GLAM Better quality online, leads to… More distribution, which leads to… More engagement, which leads to… More inbound links, which leads to… More inbound clicks, which leads to…
  15. 15. Direct value for the GLAM Better quality online, leads to… More distribution, which leads to… More engagement, which leads to… More inbound links, which leads to… More inbound clicks, which leads to… More awareness, which leads to…
  16. 16. Direct value for the GLAM Better quality online, leads to… More distribution, which leads to… More engagement, which leads to… More inbound links, which leads to… More inbound clicks, which leads to… More awareness, which leads to… Larger quantity of customers.
  17. 17. Direct value for the GLAM Better quality online, leads to… More distribution, which leads to… More engagement, which leads to… More inbound links, which leads to… More inbound clicks, which leads to… More awareness, which leads to… Larger quantity of customers.
  18. 18. What we are NOT talking about •  SEO •  Social Media •  Branding •  Undermining the authority of the expertise, the institution, or the collection.
  19. 19. Specific example 1: The museum itself
  20. 20. Specific example 2: The important topic
  21. 21. This article only exists in English and German…
  22. 22. Speicific example 3: The specific item “…The Matenadaran houses a collection of medieval manuscripts containing patristic and other Armenian translations (5th century) from Greek or Syriac, the originals of which have disappeared: they include Six hundred questions and answers about the Book of Genesis by Philo of Alexandria, works by Hermes Trismegistos or Basil of Cesarea and even the Chronicon by Eusebius of Cesarea which is a vital source for the history of the first three centuries of Christianity…”
  23. 23. Թվայնացված ձեռագրեր (digitised manuscripts) http://www.matenadaran.am/?id=81&lng=3
  24. 24. http://abcd.am/books/bookview_v2_4.php?p_id_text=6020&p_filter= Հեթում Բ Արքայի Ճաշոցը
  25. 25. http://abcd.am/books/bookview_v2_4.php?p_id_text=5881&p_filter= ՈւԹ ՄԱՆՐԱՆԿԱՐԻՉՆԵՐԻ ԱՎԵՏԱՐԱՆ
  26. 26. What can we do in practice •  Activities •  Editathons •  Tours •  Wikipedian in Residence •  Competitions •  Translations •  Curator access •  Policies •  Copyright •  Photography •  Watermark •  Download •  Attribution •  Metadata
  27. 27. What connects these places?
  28. 28. 1 year of data for en.wp category “world heritage sites in Malaysia”
  29. 29. “Long Tail” for Malaysia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Wikipedia:WikiProject_Malaysia
  30. 30. “Long tail” for Malta (“tourism in malta”– 1 month)
  31. 31.   Peace,  Love  &  Metadata   Liam  Wya(  /  @Wi(ylama  /  [[user:Wi(ylama]]   http://openglam.org/ http://glamwiki.org/
  32. 32. An array of GLAMWIKI activities Feature Article challenge 1-to-1 collaboration Backstage pass tour Editathons Article creation challenge QRpedia People are STILL updating the project: BabelStone (CC-0) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:British_Museum_Royal_Gold_Cup.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Wikipedia:GLAM/ British_Museum
  33. 33. Editathon – “The Hoxne Challenge”
  34. 34. Editathons (continued) ProtoplasmaKid (CC-By-SA) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Segundo_Editat%C3%B3n_Soumaya_Abierto_16.JPG
  35. 35. Behind the scenes tours https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:An_Van_Camp_with_D%C3%BCrer_block.jpg
  36. 36. QRpedia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:QRpedia-code-Sofia-Zoo-3.JPG

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