[open-heritage] Cooper-Hewitt News

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Fri Sep 28 13:43:29 UTC 2012

Fantastic news!

Joris, Sam: worth blogging about this on OpenGLAM.org? And adding link
to: http://thedatahub.org/group/open-glam ?


On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM, Sarah Stierch <sarah.stierch at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/people/18043523/
> 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)
> -Sarah
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper-Hewitt,_National_Design_Museum
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> Sarah Stierch
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