Linked Open Cultural Heritage Data

Seminar with Henrik Summanen and Marcus Smith, The Swedish National Heritage Board.

Abstract:
Henrik Summanen and Marcus Smith from the Swedish National Heritage Board will present the case for linked open data as an important paradigm within digital cultural heritage, and the benefits of applying these technologies in light of increased digitisation and online publication of heritage resources. They will then give examples of how this has been implemented from the Swedish national aggregator SOCH (Swedish Open Cultural Heritage) and Europeana, as well as examples of ontologies and vocabularies relevant for heritage data.

Henrik Summanen works since 2001 with digital cultural heritage, and since 2017 at the Swedish National Heritage Board, the DIGISAM secretariat. He primarily focuses on issues such as the difference between a traditional cultural heritage business and a new, digital pradigm.

Marcus Smith has a background in archaeological information systems, and has previously worked at the Archaeology Data Service and the Council for British Archaeology. Since 2012 he has been based at the at the Swedish National Heritage Board in Visby, where he works with the SOCH linked open data platform, digital fieldwork documentation, and the digitisation of runic inscriptions.

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