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Reprogamming the Museum

Keywords: 
API
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collections
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Semantic Web
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Web 2.0
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Web applications
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museum practice
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collections online
Abstract: 

Many museums have been busy building APIs since the Brookyln Museum set the example, and in 2009 the Powerhouse made the decision to offer a much of its collection data downloadable as a data dump. The decision was primarily a pragmatic one, as the Museum wanted to test the waters and examine how the data might be best used before dedicating resources to developing a full API.

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Paper - in formal session
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