[open-heritage] Open data from Culture Grid?
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Jul 6 18:43:07 UTC 2010
Would be *amazing* if CG were able to help encourage cultural heritage
institutions to open up their data. Wonder if there might be any
interest in a viral statement / set of principles on this that people
can sign -- emphasising benefits of opening up? E.g. that CG/OKF could
All the best,
On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Ian Ibbotson <ianibbo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cheers for this Jonathan, interesting.
> think it's important to note - the data's not been scraped (At least
> not from what I can tell) it's just used in-situ via it's service.
> As I think I say in the text at http://ckan.net/package/culturegrid
> the problem with licensing is that CG is an aggregation of lots of
> other data sources, rather than being a content owner itself.
> Therefore, it's not possible to blanket license the data. However, CG
> should be in a position to (a) negotiate open licenses with providers
> and (b) since there is an automated submission process, gather
> record-level licensing in an automated manner.
> In terms of quantizing CG as downloadable files - I've just about got
> a tool that can be pointed at an OAI feed and used to create
> daily/weekly/monthly update files that can be downloaded. Clearly, we
> need to jump the license hurdle first. That said, I still think ckan
> support for streamed sources (OAI) is not great - and a conceptually
> difficult fit for the "Downloadable files" model.
> Apols for the delay on the blog post... Been a bit crazy up here...
> Still working on it when I get some spare time.
> On 3 July 2010 20:38, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>> This is interesting! Someone has scraped the UK's Culture Grid data:
>> Also, Ian, Nick: any plans to make the data available under an open license?
>> Jonathan Gray
>> Community Coordinator
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