Open data and content discussion proposal

Libraries, museums, and archives are chock full of content that is variably available for digital reuse. The current interest in linked data is one way that these types of institutions can unlock their metadata and content to make it available to scholars, researchers and the public.

I’m interested in having an open discussion about the ways open data and content can go from a great idea to a practical reality as formerly exclusively paper-based institutions attempt to keep up with user interest and demand. Some questions could be:

  • What are the most useful ways to discover and deliver digital content?
  • What services can libraries, museums, and archives offer to ensure efficient content and metadata reuse?
  • How can┬álibraries, museums, and archives most effectively capitalize on their traditional strengths in the digital humanities space (e.g. how can these institutions get data from digital humanities projects back into their respective collections to preserve it for future research)?
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About jridener

I'm John Ridener, the GIS Specialist and Map Cataloger at the UC Berkeley Earth Sciences and Map Library. I'm interested in all types of geospatial information, whether in paper maps, digitized maps, or GIS data. My academic background is in history, literature, archival theory, and library science. While much of my work experience has been technical in nature (web development, cataloging non-book material), I'm very interested in developing systems that provide useful information in compelling ways.