Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Cultural Heritage Information Visualization
  • Lecture
  • 3/10/2014
  • 16:00-17:00
  • Watson Library
  • Host: KU Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Cultural institutions are increasingly adopting open data policies, both for easy internal reuse of data sets and as a way of building community engagement online. While the opening up of data is a welcome development, too often key audiences see too little of this information through too small a keyhole. As linked and open data formats and application programming interfaces become more common for cultural repositories, providing a sense of the scope and shape of cultural collections is moving from a problem of data access to one of presentation. Piotr Adamczyk, Program Manager at Google Cultural Institute explores these developments and how information dashboards can be effectively applied along with compelling multimedia experiences when cultural heritage data is shared beyond private silos. This workshop is open to the KU community.