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Exposing and Linking Cultural Heritage data Community Group

The wealth of data about cultural heritage collections held within archives world-wide is of great interest for humanities research and education activities. Yet this data is too often hard to find, created in isolated silos and poorly documented. Large projects such as RES (https://bbcarchdev.github.io/res/) , HuNI (https://huni.net.au), Europeana (http://www.europeana.eu) and CLARIAH (http://www.clariah.nl/) express a clear need for making that data easier to find, link and consume. The mission of this community group is to discuss which standards are needed to facilitate this process. The aim is to produce recommendations for cultural heritage data exposure using the work of RES, HuNI, Europeana and CLARIAH as a starting point.

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Hi everyone!

In order to get started chatting I thought we could have a look at the different type of entities each project expose to their users. Here is a quick draft gathering that data:

https://myshare.box.com/s/hl1o4npr3hvwmm7ctuninqgq8px145qw

What do you think ?

My guess is that some common level of agreement on the type of entities data consumers may look for will help design shared search APIs. This would potentially make it easier to implement uniform search interfaces that could query CLARIAH/RES/Europeana/Acropolis all at the same time šŸ™‚

Christophe

Call for Participation in Exposing and Linking Cultural Heritage data Community Group

The Exposing and Linking Cultural Heritage data Community Group has been launched:


The wealth of data about cultural heritage collections held within archives world-wide is of great interest for humanities research and education activities. Yet this data is too often hard to find, created in isolated silos and poorly documented. Large projects such as RES (https://bbcarchdev.github.io/res/) , HuNI (https://huni.net.au), Europeana (http://www.europeana.eu) and CLARIAH (http://www.clariah.nl/) express a clear need for making that data easier to find, link and consume. The mission of this community group is to discuss which standards are needed to facilitate this process. The aim is to produce recommendations for cultural heritage data exposure using the work of RES, HuNI, Europeana and CLARIAH as a starting point.


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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-06-04 by Christophe Gueret. The following people supported its creation: Christophe Gueret, Rinke Hoekstra, Richard Zijdeman, Victor de Boer, Mo McRoberts, Olivier Thereaux. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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