[open-heritage] [open-bibliography] Europeana opens up data on 20 million cultural items

Valentine Charles Valentine.Charles at KB.nl
Thu Sep 13 06:35:27 UTC 2012

Dear Tom, 


To complement Joris's email, I would like to let you know that we are
still working at Europeana on the generation of new dumps for the page 
<http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/datasets> . 

We will also update our documentation to reflect the changes. In the
meantime you can still experiment with the subset of CC0 data available
at http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/datasets
<http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/datasets> . 


Best wishes, 




Valentine Charles

Interoperability Specialist at 

Europeana www.europeana.eu

The European Library www.theeuropeanlibrary.org

Phone: +31 (0)70 31 40 911 179

Email: valentine.charles at kb.nl

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Subject: Re: [open-bibliography] Europeana opens up data on 20 million
cultural items


Hi Tom,


I understand your concerns and we have been debating these as well with
Europeana. It will probably not answer all your questions, but here is
some additional info:


- All of Europeana's metadata will be available as bulk download under
the CC0-waiver. This will be officially released in October on the
datasets page.  At the OKFest some of these will already be available to
hack on.

- The API has a key on it yes. The API is being renewed however. When
the new API is released (which is also available next week at OKFest)
there will be far less restrictions and anybody can make use of a the
API, in that sense I do not see a problem in having a key. 


It is now up to the dev community to experiment with the possibilities
of this CC0 release.  I personally think this is a great achievement for
open cultural data and will push more institutions towards opening up
their data!





2012/9/12 Tom Morris <tfmorris at gmail.com>

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 7:47 AM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
> FYI I just posted a brief piece on the Guardian Datablog about the
> significance of today's big release of CC0 data from Europeana:
> https://twitter.com/jwyg/status/245847476899295233

That's great news, but is it really CC0 if it's behind an API with
Terms of Service use restrictions?  Is there a bulk download available
How does this data relate to the individual downloads made available
last year at http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/datasets ?  It doesn't
look like those have been updated since then, but are they now covered
by the CC0 license as well?

For those who want to short circuit the multiple levels of
clickthrough required, here are some links:

API registration form: http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/registration
Terms of Use: 


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Joris Pekel

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Open Knowledge Foundation

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