[OpenGLAM] Building provenance with Elog.io

Jonas Öberg jonas at shuttleworthfoundation.org
Fri Feb 13 19:09:23 UTC 2015

Dear all,

as you're no doubt aware, I've been working on the Elog.io project for
the last two years, a project which at its core is about providing
contextual information (provenance) about creative works distributed
online. We've focused our attention on some very concrete use cases of
attribution and re-use, but we've built the infrastructure with an
open API, with the idea that the database can be distributed and
co-curated by the community, and with standards that support not only
images but also sound and video.

In the last couple of months, we've seen much more interest in the API
than any of the tools we
built on top of it, so I realise that we've perhaps spoken too much
about the specific implementations that we had in mind, but not so
much about what others can build on top of this.

We're still running our fundraiser, through the end of this month,
with the idea of raising $6,000 (today at $2,336) to support our
continued work. I invite you to have a look, and do reach out to me if
you've questions or are further interested in our work! I'm happy to
say that we've in recent days included works from Safe Creative in the
Elog.io catalog, and we hope to soon start importing works from
Europeana and Flickr.



Jonas Öberg, Founder & Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow
Commons Machinery | jonas at commonsmachinery.se
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