Posts Tagged ‘GLAM’

National Library of the Netherlands Releases 2 Large Datasets

An article out of OpenGLAM reports, “Last week, the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) has made two large datasets available. The images, texts and metadata are now available through a dedicated API. Ten thousand Dutch eighteenth century books and almost two centuries of parliament documents are the first datasets in the new service of the KB: dataservices. In the next months, more datasets will be released, accompanied with comprehensive documentation how the data can and cannot be used. They invite the user and developers to find appropiate ways of reusing the data and give a new purpose to it.” Read more

Promoting Open Data: Wikipedians in Residence

Over the last two years Wikipedia has benefited from a number of Wikipedians in Residence, people who make data from the cultural institutions they work at available to Wikipedia. The article states, “It was just under two years ago when Liam Wyatt proposed a concept that seemed so bold, it required the British Museum to run a risk assessment before they’d agree to it. Liam suggested that he serve as the ‘Wikipedian in Residence,’ a role that would allow him to put into practice the idea that cultural institutions should share their knowledge with Wikipedia.” Read more