Sharing Museum data

The Smithsonian is taking a major step in providing access to their collections beyond their walls.  Having had internal data sharing between the 30-odd Smithsonian institutions for years, they are now publishing that data in LOD format.  This will allow collaboration between other organizations and the public.

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Primary web site:

Museum Community:


Further resources:

Paper in The Semantic Web: Semantics and Big Data
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7882, 2013, pp 593-607

Connecting the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Linked Data Cloud

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