Open Heritage Data: Publishing and Using Open Data for Visualization, Mapping, and Mining in Cultural Heritage Institutions

This title will be available Winter 2019. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available. Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.

$83.99
ALA Member: 
$ 75.59
Item Number: 
978-1-78330-0359-5
Published: 
2019
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
256
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author
This book combines current research in open data practices in the heritage sector with technical step-by-step guides on how to work with heritage data for visualisation, mapping, and mining. 
 
The book begins with an overview of the extent of open heritage data, a thorough review of the current literature and original case studies from practitioners at Europeana, the Digital Public Library of America, fx. Rijksmuseum, the National Gallery of Denmark and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
 
The second part of the book puts the theory into practice with a series of step-by-step guides that take the reader through creating, publishing, using and reusing open heritage data.  The book covers:
 
  • copyright and licensing for digitised and born-digital heritage material;
  • publishing different data types as open data (images, maps, structured data);
  • finding open data with a guide to using APIs;
  • visualizing open data;
  • mapping open data;
  • mining open data; and
  • the use of open data with examples of how to reuse, remix, hack and mashup open data.

1. Openness in heritage
2. Copyright and licensing
3. Publishing open data 
4. Finding open data
5. Visualising open data
6. Mapping open data
7. Mining open data
8. Encouraging use of open data

Henriette Roued-Cunliffe

Henriette Roued-Cunliffe is an Assistant Professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She teaches and researches heritage data and information, and in particular how DIY culture is engaging with cultural heritage online and often outside of institutions. Her website is: roued.com.

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