Open Art Data – Datasets Update

Here’s a new OGL-licenced list of works in the UK government’s art collection, scraped for a Culture Hack Day –

http://kasabi.com/dataset/government-art-collection/

http://blog.kasabi.com/2011/09/22/hacking-on-culture-data/

The JISC OpenART Project is making good progress and considering which ODC licence to use. It should be both a great resource and a great case study –

https://dlibwiki.york.ac.uk/confluence/display/openart/Home

I’ve mentioned it before but this Seattle government list of public art with geolocation information is really good –

http://data.seattle.gov/dataset/Public-Art/7ckr-2zz9

And Freebase keep adding new information about visual art –

http://www.freebase.com/view/visual_art

Europeana are ensuring that all the metadata they provide is CC0 –

https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/29133

Their API isn’t publicly available yet, though! 🙁 –

http://www.europeana-libraries.eu/web/api/

Finally, for now, some of the National Gallery’s data now seems to be under an attempt at a BSD-style licence. The OGL would be even better… –

http://rdf.ng-london.org.uk/scientific/rdf.php

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