[open-heritage] Cooper-Hewitt News

Sarah Stierch sarah.stierch at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 21:05:42 UTC 2012

Hi everyone,

A few months back the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum[1] released 
collection metadata CC ZERO. I mentioned this briefly at our OKFN 
meeting (and my frustration with how in Wikipedia world we don't know 
what to do with it, hence the metadata usage case studies needed!). 
Well, now, they've done even more.

1) They have released additional persondata and more on Github, that is 
CC ZERO: https://github.com/cooperhewitt

2) CH is currently redesigning their collections database, it's in alpha 
right now: http://labs.cooperhewitt.org/2012/online-collection-alpha/

3) In lieu of this, they have started linking to Wikipedia pages about 
their content AND porting content in from Wikipedia about the subject.  
About every week they'll run a bot which will update the Wikipedia 
article content - thus allowing improvements to the pages to be displayed.
     You can see this in the box on the right, and if you scroll down: 

As far as I know, this is the first Smithsonian to do this type of 
project. I am *so* pleased, and it's a really nice thing to see coming 
out of our recent meetings last week. Share and find inspiration! And 
also blog about it too :) (Lori and I are drafting a blog for the us 
GLAM blog right now)


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper-Hewitt,_National_Design_Museum

*Sarah Stierch*
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