Data

Datasets from #HACK4NORDEN – GLAM track

FINLAND – Hack4FI – Hack your heritage! Datasets: http://okf.fi/Hack4FI-Datasets

DENMARK – Hack4DK Datasets: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hDJItyQqaeRTbo30C1y4fHPzp4Q4tlQHoCCKSJwv2iQ/edit#gid=0

NORWAY – Hack4NO Datasets: http://hack4.no/konkurransen/data-til-hack4no (see “Kultur”)

 

Estonian Photographic Heritage Society

Data about Estonian photographers up to 1944

Contact: vahur@ajapaik.ee

Description: Data about Estonian photographers up to 1944. The data has been gathered and edited online at: http://www.linnamuuseum.ee/eestipiltnik/

The idea now is to migrate the data to WIKIDATA

Licence: CC0

Format: SQL dump, CSV tables

Comment: See also https://hackdash.org/projects/5800cd5ed9284f016c047603

Link: http://fotoparand.org.ee/wp/eesti-fotograafide-elulooline-andmebaas/

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Contact: vahur@ajapaik.ee

Description: Initially an inner service for Ajapaik.ee that harvests data from Estonian Central Museums Database (muis.ee) and some other Estonian repositories via their different APIs (OAI, RDF), indexes it and creates a new REST API for search etc

Licence:

Format: JSON

Comment: We are not the owners of the data, but rather offering an alternative accesspoint

Link: https://github.com/Ajapaik/ajapaik-harvester[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Estonian Museum Information System (MuIS)

Collections of 59 Estonian Museums

Contact: kadri.nigulas@kul.ee

Description: Estonian Museum Information System contains descriptions of over 2.9 mln objects, almost 1 mln of these with images. Objects include photos, documents, artefacts, art etc. The system has a public portal www.muis.ee, but the information can also be reached by opendata portal and OAI application.

Description in English is available here.

Licence: descriptive data CC0, images varies

Format: RDF

Comment: Possibly interesting themes could be Estonian Swedes, Swedish related material in Estonian museum collections, object images that could be used for decorative purposes etc

Link: opendata.muis.ee

Stockholm City Archives

Statistical Yearbook of Stockholm 1904-2006

Contact: johan.gidlof@stockholm.se

This database contains scanned and OCR-interpreted (fully searchable) versions of the complete series of ”Stockholm Statistical Yearbooks” from 1904 to 2006, published by the city statistical office and later by SWECO.

The original material also covers (for comparative reasons) other municipalities in the county of Stockholm, cities in Swedem and in the Nordic countries.

The PDF files have been enhanced by a link database (published as a text file) which marks sections of each volume with standardized (Swedish) statistical terms, such as ”Social omsorg” (social welfare), where the old volume would have used the word ”Fattigvård” (Poor Relief). The database links to ”Named destinations” in the PDF files.

Licence: CC0

Format: PDF and semicolon-separated text file. Quote-enclosed columns.

Link: http://dataportalen.stockholm.se/dataportalen/
http://data.stockholm.se/List/Data/statistiskarsbok

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Stockholms äldre bygglovsritningar

Contact: johan.gidlof@stockholm.se

This database contains drawings from Stockholm city building permit applications from 1713 to 1874, scanned in medium-high resolution, and a searchable database with image links, addresses, architect, property owner and various descriptions from the original drawing, transcribed to a database by the City Archives and enhanced/standardized in various ways.

The original material, containing millions of drawings from 1713 to 1978, was created a ”Memory of the World” by UNESCO in 2011, and is extensively used by researchers, architects, planners etc. Only the older parts, from 1713 to 1874, has been digitized and published.

Licence: CC0

Format: JPEG and tab-separated text file

Link: http://dataportalen.stockholm.se/dataportalen/

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Rotemansarkivet

Contact: johan.gidlof@stockholm.se

This database contains information about all persons living in Södermalm in Stockholm between 1878 and 1926. This is part of a larger database covering the entire city (and suburbs from 1913). The database was transcribed from over 30000 ledgers (during 1977-2016) and has been published (partly) on various platforms. It is currently being processed for a publication in 2017, including scanned images of the original ledgers.

Each individual generates a record when moving into a house. Thus there may be dozens of records per individual, with varations in name spelling etc. These are not linked in the source, so linkage is an ongoing process.

A master table contains names, occupations, dates and location of birth, moves-ins and moves-outs and codes for family and household reconstruction. A linked table contains addresses and properties/city blocks, as well as some extra information about each property/house (owner and plot size).

Licence: CC0

Format: Semicolon separated text files, quote enclosed columns

Link: http://dataportalen.stockholm.se/dataportalen/

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Exploateringskontorets byggnadsregister

Contact: johan.gidlof@stockholm.se

This building and property database was used by several building and property agencies in Stockholm between 1987 and 2000. The database originally goes back to 1968, and has been extensively used in planning, for building permits and land rent assessment.

The database contains adresses, properties, areas, houses, house types, owners, flat sizes, flat standard codes, tax assessment and current plans/regulations. There are four complete versions of the database, from 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2000. In 2000 the system was being replaced, so data quality is probably better for the three earlier years.

Licence: CC0
Format: Text file separated by | (pipe)

Link: http://dataportalen.stockholm.se/dataportalen/

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Kommuntrycket 1990-2009

Contact: johan.gidlof@stockholm.se

This dataset contains a digitized (scanned and OCR-interpreted) version of the official ”Stockholm City council minutes and decisions” (Kommunfullmäktigetrycket) from 1990-2009. These volumes also contain a lot of background material, as appendixes to proposals.

This is a sample of a much larger dataset, from 1863 to 2009 currently being processed for publishing in 2017. The dataset contains fully searchable PDF files for every volume (317 in all) and a CSV file with number, title and year.

Licence: CC0

Format: PDF and CSV

Link: http://dataportalen.stockholm.se/dataportalen/

Swedish National Archives

Photographies from Televerket

Contact: eva.toller@riksarkivet.se

Description: Collection of photographies from Televerket (a Swedish government agency responsible for telecommunications in Sweden between 1853-1993) in the municipality of Östersund. The collection contains 849 photographs showing work outdoors, in the factory, and in the office space.

License: Creative Commons PD-Mark, PDM

Format: jpeg

Link: http://riksarkivet.se/psidata#Televerket

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Historical GIS (Geographical Information system) maps

Contact: marten.johansson@riksarkivet.se

Description: The dataset contains information about territorial divisions in Sweden from the end of the 15th century to the end of the 20th century. The historical Swedish GIS maps were created within the European research project QVIZ http://qviz.eu/. The topographical database contains information about geographical units and relations between geographical units. In the topographical database each geographical unit is identified by a unique 9-digit code and this code is also used to identify the different territorial units within the shape-files.

License: Creative Commons CCZero

Format: dbf, sbn, sbx, shp, shx, tab, xml (zip, 45,2 MB)

Link: http://riksarkivet.se/psidata#Historiska_GIS-kartor

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Judicial District Register

Contact: eva.toller@riksarkivet.se

Description: The Judicial District Register contains bailiffs’ bookkeeping for judicial districts and estates (1532 – 1630). The book keepings were drawn up in the Royal Chamber in the castle of Stockholm, by accountants. The basis was the lists and vouchers that the bailiff used in accounting for the management and administration of his stewardship.

License: Creative Commons CCZero

Format: csv (zip, 1,26 MB)

Link: http://riksarkivet.se/psidata#Landskapshandlingsregistret

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Movies and trailers reviewed by the Swedish Censorship Board

Contact: eva.toller@riksarkivet.se

Description: The film database contains information about movies and trailers that have been reviewed by Statens biografbyrå (The Swedish Censorship Board, founded in 1911 and closed down in 2011). It is directly searchable from here: http://www.statensmedierad.se/aldersgranserforfilm/sokifilmregistret.678.html

License: Creative Commons CCZero

Format: csv (zip, 10,3 MB)

Link: http://riksarkivet.se/psidata#Filmregistret

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Allegro (artist bookings to concerts)

Contact: eva.toller@riksarkivet.se

Description: The register “Allegro” contains information about artist bookings for concerts. Three tables are available: Concerts, Productions, and Artists. It was drawn up by Stiftelsen Svenska Rikskonserter (which closed down in 2012). The responsibility of Stiftelsen Svenska Rikskonserter was to contribute to the breadth and variety in music available throughout Sweden.

License: Creative Commons CC0

Format: csv, tab-separated (zip, 1,26 MB)

Link: http://riksarkivet.se/psidata#Allegro

National Museums of World Culture

Collections from four museums

Contact: magnus.johansson@varldskulturmuseerna.se

Description: The collections are available from SOCH (ksamsok, see link below) API. Museum of Ethnography (Etnografiska museet, in SOCH serviceOrganisation=SMVK-EM), Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska museet, in SOCH serviceOrganisation=SMVK-OM), Museum of World Culture (Världskulturmuseet, in SOCH serviceOrganisation=SMVK-OM), Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet, in SOCH in SOCH serviceOrganisation=SMVK-MM). In total about 200 000 museum objects (with pictures), 100 000 photos, 100 000 documents with links to the objects and photos.

Licence: images varies (PD or CC0 or CC BY or CC BY-SA)

Format: SOCH provides XML, RDF, JSON, images are links to jpg

Comment: It would be interesting to find out how you can present an agent (for example a photographer) that has taken thousands of pictures. Or an exhibition that has thousands of objects. How do you make all those objects/photos accessible and how do you help the user find that interesting thing amongst those? Another thing is when you have the relation sameAs, for example an object that has been registered in two different museums and that contains slightly different descriptions. Can you merge them and filter away the double information?

Link: http://www.ksamsok.se/in-english
Key to K-Samsök’s API: http://www.raa.se/hitta-information/information-tillganglig-for-vidareutnyttjande/hack4heritage/

Selections from the museum databases as spreadsheets are available at Öppna data in the folder “Hack4Heritage”, or at https://katalog.datahotell.se/#view=catalogsearch&context=99 Includes at the moment spreadsheets from the National Museums of World Culture and Malmö museer.

Swedish Airforce Museum

Database museum objects and historical pictures

Contact: torsten.nilsson@flygvapenmuseum.se

Licence: CC-BY

Format: Meta data, jpg

Link: http://digitaltmuseum.se/info/owners/S-FV

Work with Sounds

Contact: torsten.nilsson@flygvapenmuseum.se

Description: Work With Sounds is a cooperation between six museums in Europe:

Museum of Municipal Engineering
Krakow, Poland
Technical museum of Slovenia
Bistra
LWL-Industriemuseum
Dortmund, Germany
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere, Finland
La Fonderie. Musée bruxellois de I´industrie et du travail
Brussels, Belgium
Museum of Work
Norrköping, Sweden

Work With Sounds is financed by the museums (61 %) and the European Union, Culture 2000 (39 %) and the turnover for the two years project is 512 000 €.

What does WWS do? WWS is recording the endangered or disappearing sounds of industrial society – including sounds people try/tried to protect themselves from. During 1st September 2013 and 31st September 2015 we will record at least 600 sounds in their original settings. Every sound will also be documented: What and where is it? And how did we record it? WWS will be creating a soundscape of industrial Europe.

Licence: CC-BY

Format: MP3, Wave, jpg, text

Comment:

FAQ
Can I download sounds?
Go ahead!

Can I use the sounds?
But don’t play them too loudly…

Can I use them where ever I want?
They are free to use.

Can I change the sounds?
Be creative!

Can I use the sounds to make money?
Yes! And good luck!

Do I have to give credits to the person who recorded the sound, photographer or video recordist?
Definitely!

Link: http://www.workwithsounds.eu/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjB-IQrc61I77sMDL_5g4Xw

Swedish National Heritage Board

General information about all datasets (in Swedish – Information in English is found below): http://www.raa.se/hitta-information/information-tillganglig-for-vidareutnyttjande/hack4heritage/

Key to all datasets: hack4heritage hack1234

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SOCH (Swedish Open Cultural Heritage)

Contact: daniel.langhammer@raa.se

Description: SOCH (Swedish Open Cultural Heritage) is a web service used to search and retrieve data from any organisation holding information or media relating to Swedish cultural heritage. The service aggregates information about ancient monuments, historic buildings, artefacts, photographs and images from over 50 Swedish cultural heritage institutions. The Swedish name for SOCH is “K-samsök”, which can be translated as “Cultural cross-search”.

An API-key is required to access the SOCH API. A temporary key is available for all Hack4Heritage paricipants:
User: hack4heritage
API-key: hack1234

SOCH functions as an exchange or aggregator, where data from many different local databases are made searchable and available to the public and to the research community. As a web service, it’s up to application developers to build the actual applications that exploit SOCH. One of the first applications built on the SOCH platform is a mobile phone application showing ancient monuments on a map layer. A number of museums are also building applications on SOCH in order to make more than just their own information available online: by creating links between related digital objects from different sources, SOCH enriches everybody’s data!

Licence: CC0

Format: RDF/XML, JSON-LD

Comment: All metadata is licensed under CC0. Images etc. may have other more restrictive licences, which are given in each object’s metadata.

Use of the API is goverened by a few common-sense terms of use. These are available here in Swedish: http://www.ksamsok.se/api/anvandarvillkor/

Link: http://www.ksamsok.se/api/

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Aktuell arkeologi

Contact: aktuellarkeologi@raa.se

Description: Aktuell Arkeologi is a web service for those who wish to find current archaeological excavations, or other archaeology-related events in Sweden.

The service has two WFS APIs:
http://www.aktuellarkeologi.se/api/organisation
http://www.aktuellarkeologi.se/api/undersokning

Licence: CC0, CC-BY

Format: WFS, GeoJSON

Comment: The site is relatively new and is still growing. API documentation in English does not exist at present.

Link: http://aktuellarkeologi.se/

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Bebyggelseregistret

Contact: bebyggelseregistret@raa.se

Description: Bebyggelseregistret, BeBR (Data Base of Built Heritage) is a national registry holding information about the built heritage. The represented data ranges from traditional log cabins and old industrial quarters to modern city buildings. As of October 2011 there are approximately 80 000 searchable building records, with around 13000 listed as National Monuments, Historical Buildings and Church Monuments. Updates and new entries are made continually.

The data in BeBR is available as data dumps as well as from SOCH (see seperate resource description for SOCH).

Records and data are compiled from surveys, documentations, archives and printed materials and then correlated by County Museums, The Swedish Church, County Administrative Boards, and Universities in collaboration with The Swedish National Heritage Board.

Should you want to use texts or photographs from the database, contact the institution responsible for the information. The institution posting the material is found in the survey information and the photographer’s name is found beneath each respective photograph.

Licence: CC0

Format: SHP, TAB

Link: http://www.bebyggelseregistret.raa.se/bbr2/dataexport/dataexport.raa

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The Archaeological Sites and Monuments database

Contact: fornsok@raa.se

Description: The National Heritage Board’s database for archaeological sites and monuments provides information about ancient and historical remains located on both land and under water. You will find information about remains such as rune stones, rock carvings, cemeteries, mines, remains of crofts, places of execution, shipwrecks and much more. The chronological span is wide – from the Early Stone Age to the 20th century AD.

Data from Fornsök is available to download as data-dumps, as a WMS, and as part of the data indexed by SOCH (see seperate resource description for SOCH). The WMS service can be reached at: http://map.raa.se/deegree/services/wms_fmi_dold?version=1.1.1

In Fornsök you will find information about the types of remains and monuments, the location of the remains (plotted on the map) and find out about their level of protection. The data is in most cases accompanied by descriptions either in the text or as an attached pdf (derived from the old notebooks of the national monument surveyors). In some cases the information includes photographs, sketches and references to books and articles. The data mainly derives from field surveys undertaken throughout the country, as well as from archaeological excavations and field evaluations – both on land and under water.

Licence: CC0

Format: SHP, TAB, WMS

Link: http://www.fmis.raa.se/cocoon/fornsok/downloads.html

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Platsr

Contact: platsr@raa.se

Description: Platsr is a forum for ordinary people’s memories and stories. It is an interactive map that is slowly being filled with stories, a crowd-sourced collective memory of the landscape surrounding us. On Platsr you can tell your story with text, photographs, sound or film. Platsr has an API for accessing data from the service.

Licence: PD, CC-BY

Format: JSON

Link: http://www.platsr.nu/platsrs-api/

Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and Hallwyl Museum

High resolution images from The Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl Museum on Wikimedia Commons

Contact: fredrik.andersson@lsh.se

Description: The Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl Museum aim to make their collections as accessible as possible, e.g. by only using free licenses for all images. The images found on Wikimedia Commons is the largest donation from a Swedish museum to Wikimedia Commons and one of the largest worldwide. But more important than the number of images is the way they are put in context. There is data about the depicted objects, about owners and usage of the objects and links to articles in Wikipedia. This information can be of interest to the general public as well as to researchers and pupils.

The images have been produced over a long period of time and were created for documenting the collections, planning exhibits and for marketing purposes. It covers everything from digitised glass negatives to completely new images. The information about the images comes from an extensive export from the collection database of the museums and many have a rich context telling the story of who owned or produced an object, in which historical event it featured, if it has been used in any exhibits or publications along with information such as material and dimensions of the depicted objects.

These images are either in the Public Domain due to their age or freely licensed. Images taken by the museums’ own photographers, from the 1990’s onwards are licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. The photographer’s name is provided. CC0 is used when the museums own the copyright but refrain from claiming it, for example digitized glass negatives. Public Domain is used where copyright has expired, or when images depict art that is Public Domain.

Licence: PD, CC0 and CC BY-SA

Format: TIFF

Link:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Livrustkammaren_och_Skoklosters_slott_med_Stiftelsen_Hallwylska_museet

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Museum collections from the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl museum on Europeana

Contact: fredrik.andersson@lsh.se

Description: You can use one of the Europeana API:s to reach our collections with the following dataset identifier: 2064105
(providerName: MUSEU, edmDatasetName: ”2064105_The Royal Armoury_Skokloster_Hallwyl”).

The three museums, the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl Museum, constitute a government agency accountable to the Ministry of Culture. The museums base their work on a national cultural policy resolution enacted by the Swedish Parliament.

In the Europeana API you will find about 40 000 records from the three museums. Museum objects described with information about materials, techniques, dates, geographical places, historical events, classifications, related names, etc. In the API you will find links to images of the objects, or you could use images of the museum objects on Wikimedia Commons (see separate description about the Wikimedia Commons dataset). Please notice that Europeana only allows records that is provided with an image link. You could also use the K-samsök API (see separate dataset description) were the three museums provide about 80 000 records (for instance here you’ll find the complete library of Skokloster Castle which is not represented in Europeana yet).

The Royal Armoury (Swedish: Livrustkammaren) is a museum in the Royal Palace in Stockholm. It contains many artifacts of Swedish royal history (two main categories of objects is historical costumes and weapons). It is the oldest museum in Sweden, established in 1628 by King Gustavus Adolphus when he decided that his clothes from his campaign in Poland should be preserved for posterity.

Skokloster Castle is one of the mayor monuments from the period when Sweden was one of the most powerful countries in Europe. It’s built in the baroque style between 1654 and 1676. At Skokloster the Field Marshal and Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613-1676) created a stately home of European caliber during the second half of the 17th century. The castle has remained amazingly untouched for more than 300 years, giving this building a unique authenticity. Wrangel and the following owners collected fine arts like armory, books, silver, glass, textiles and furniture. The collection consists of about 50 000 items in the 77 rooms in the Castle. Since 1967 Skokloster is stately owned and has been a national museum of cultural history since then.

The Hallwyl Museum is a Swedish national museum housed in the historical Hallwyl House in central Stockholm located on 4, Hamngatan facing Berzelii Park. The house once belonged to the Count and Countess von Hallwyl, but was donated to the Swedish state in 1920 on the condition that it would remain unchanged. In 1938, the museum was officially opened. The museum (in which the Hallwyl Collection is located) features preserved rooms from the late Victorian period in Sweden giving a glimpse into the lifestyles of the nobility in Stockholm at the time.

Licence: CC0

Format: JSON, RDF

Comment: To use the dataset from the Europeana API you will need an API key. You can register for free on http://labs.europeana.eu/api/registration  You only need an email and basic info for registration and will get the API key in minutes.

Link: http://labs.europeana.eu/api

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Metadata for museum objects from the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl museum in CSV-format.

Contact: fredrik.andersson@lsh.se

Description: From this GitHub repository you will find datasets with metadata of about 91,000 museum objects from the collection management system used by the three Swedish museums. The purpose with these datasets is to provide as much free open museum data as possible – all licensed with CC0. There is data about the museum objects, names and usage of the objects in historical events.

Please see the usage guidelines at the github-page (https://github.com/lshSWE/collection).

The three museums, the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl Museum, constitute a government agency accountable to the Ministry of Culture. The museums base their work on a national cultural policy resolution enacted by the Swedish Parliament.

The Royal Armoury (Swedish: Livrustkammaren) is a museum in the Royal Palace in Stockholm. It contains many artifacts of Swedish royal history (two main categories of objects is historical costumes and weapons). It is the oldest museum in Sweden, established in 1628 by King Gustavus Adolphus when he decided that his clothes from his campaign in Poland should be preserved for posterity.

Skokloster Castle (Swedish: Skoklosters slott) is one of the mayor monuments from the period when Sweden was one of the most powerful countries in Europe. It’s built in the baroque style between 1654 and 1676. At Skokloster the Field Marshal and Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613-1676) created a stately home of European caliber during the second half of the 17th century. The castle has remained amazingly untouched for more than 300 years, giving this building a unique authenticity. Wrangel and the following owners collected fine arts like armory, books, silver, glass, textiles and furniture. The collection consists of about 50 000 items in the 77 rooms in the Castle. Since 1967 Skokloster is stately owned and has been a national museum of cultural history since then.

The Hallwyl Museum (Swedish: Hallwylska museet) is a Swedish national museum housed in the historical Hallwyl House in central Stockholm located on 4, Hamngatan facing Berzelii Park. The house once belonged to the Count and Countess von Hallwyl, but was donated to the Swedish state in 1920 on the condition that it would remain unchanged. In 1938, the museum was officially opened. The museum (in which the Hallwyl Collection is located) features preserved rooms from the late Victorian period in Sweden giving a glimpse into the lifestyles of the nobility in Stockholm at the time.

Licence: CC0

Format: CSV

Link: https://github.com/lshSWE/Collection

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Museum collections from the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl museum in K-samsök.

Contact: fredrik.andersson@lsh.se

Description: You can use the K-samsök API to reach the three museum collections (ServiceOrganization: LSH) The three museums, the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl Museum, constitute a government agency accountable to the Ministry of Culture. The museums base their work on a national cultural policy resolution enacted by the Swedish Parliament. In the K-samsök API you will find about 80 000 records from the three museums. Museum objects and books described with information about materials, techniques, dates, geographical places, historical events, classifications, related names, etc. In the API you will find links to images of the objects, or you could use images of the museum objects on Wikimedia Commons (see separate description about the Wikimedia Commons dataset). The Royal Armoury (Swedish: Livrustkammaren) is a museum in the Royal Palace in Stockholm. It contains many artifacts of Swedish royal history (two main categories of objects is historical costumes and weapons). It is the oldest museum in Sweden, established in 1628 by King Gustavus Adolphus when he decided that his clothes from his campaign in Poland should be preserved for posterity. Skokloster Castle (Swedish: Skoklosters slott) is one of the mayor monuments from the period when Sweden was one of the most powerful countries in Europe. It’s built in the baroque style between 1654 and 1676. At Skokloster the Field Marshal and Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613-1676) created a stately home of European caliber during the second half of the 17th century. The castle has remained amazingly untouched for more than 300 years, giving this building a unique authenticity. Wrangel and the following owners collected fine arts like armory, books, silver, glass, textiles and furniture. The collection consists of about 50 000 items in the 77 rooms in the Castle. Since 1967 Skokloster is stately owned and has been a national museum of cultural history since then. The Hallwyl Museum (Swedish: Hallwylska museet) is a Swedish national museum housed in the historical Hallwyl House in central Stockholm located on 4, Hamngatan facing Berzelii Park. The house once belonged to the Count and Countess von Hallwyl, but was donated to the Swedish state in 1920 on the condition that it would remain unchanged. In 1938, the museum was officially opened. The museum (in which the Hallwyl Collection is located) features preserved rooms from the late Victorian period in Sweden giving a glimpse into the lifestyles of the nobility in Stockholm at the time.

Licence: CC0

Format: JSON, RDF

Comment: To use the datasets you will need an API key!

Link: http://www.ksamsok.se/in-english/api/

National Library of Sweden

Contact: peter.krantz@kb.se

Description: Multiple datasets of images, text data and audio files including the SOU documents (used at #souhack), maps and more. Includes information on API:s for libraries.

Licence: Varies

Format: Varies

Link: https://data.kb.se/

Also see The National Library of Sweden’s open data on Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_the_National_Library_of_Sweden

The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, ArkDes

Record of Architects working in Sweden

Contact: antonio.molin@arkdes.se

Description: Record of Architects working in Sweden contains information regarding architects and their practice. The content is summarized from Arkitektregistret, a record initially put together by Prof. Björn Linn (1933-2011). The record has continued to grow and has been extended by architecture historian PhD. Rasmus Waern (born 1961) and architect Cecilia Währner (1938-2004).
The information relates to the practice of architects with reference to published and unpublished resources.
The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design administrates the record and are continuously updating and adding content.

Licence: Public Domain Dedication (CCO)

Format: RDF/XML, JSON-LD

Comment: Number of records: 1985
Label used: Architect

Description:
A person, family, or corporate body responsible for creating an architectural design, including a pictorial representation intended to show how a building, etc., will look when completed.

Defined by:
http://dbpedia.org/ontology/architect
http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/arc
http://rdvocab.info/roles/architectWork
http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300024987
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q42973

Link: http://kulturnav.org/2b7670e1-b44e-4064-817d-27834b03067c

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Architecture and design exhibitions in Sweden

Contact: antonio.molin@arkdes.se

Description: Architecture and design exhibitions in Sweden contain information regarding temporary exhibitions of importance for and with impact on architecture and design in Sweden.
The datasets hold 12 posts. Each post is constituted by a brief description and links to external sources such as Wikipedia articles.
As the dataset lists temporary events there is also information regarding date and time span [time.event.timespan].

Licence: Public Domain Dedication (CCO)

Format: RDF/XML, JSON-LD

Link: http://kulturnav.org/de6f14bf-ca28-4f98-ab42-2ae2e97a066c

Nationalmuseum

Contact: karin.glasemann@nationalmuseum.se

Description:
The collection of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm are since 2014 largely accessible at Europeana. On this GitHub account, Nationalmuseum provides the initial exports to Europeana as LIDO xml, partly with highresolution images reachable on the web, some of them (about 3000) as iiif-resources. The datasets are divided into several smaller collections, such as paintings (wikidata collection), drawings (Pio collection) and architectural drawings (Cronstedt collection). More collections might be added to the account beforen October 12th. The available metadata includes artist, title, media- and dimension information and often information on the depicted persons. The information has been collected in the internal database of the Nationalmuseum and might be incomplete or erratic. Additional data or corrections are welcome. The datasets are even reachable on Wikidata and Europeana, see the corresponding links on the different repositories.

Licence: All metadata CC0, images PD or CC BY-SA, as found in metadata.

Format: XML, TIFF, JPEG, images partly reachable as IIIF-resources

Comment:
The datasets provided might hold information and images of objects not yet reachable on Europeana.

Link: https://github.com/NationalmuseumSWE

Nordic Museum

Images on Wikimedia Commons

Contact: aron.ambrosiani@nordiskamuseet.se

Description: The Wikimedia Commons category ”Images from Nordiska museet” contains approximately 2700 images from the Museum archives & library. They are divided into the following categories:

Fashion plates (1051 photos): 19th century fashion plates from Swedish fashion magazines, ranging from 1818 to 1891 which makes it possible to follow almost a century of shifting ideals in Swedish/European fashion. Released as part of the Europeana Fashion project.

Fashion photos (28 photos): a small collection of fashion photos from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. Released as part of the Europeana Fashion project.

Fashion history (362 photos): a varied collection of fashion- and clothing-related photos from 19th- and 20th-century Sweden. Released as part of the Europeana Fashion project.

Old Photographic Techniques (506 photos): a collection of photos from the 1840’s and onwards showcasing the different photographic techniques used during the 19th century.

In addition, there are a few smaller collections of photos depicting different subjects, such as: architectural drawings of the Nordic Museum, photos by Swedish photographer Johan Emanuel Thorin, apple cultivars and hop yards in Sweden.

Licence: PD, CC BY, CC BY-SA

Format: JPG

Link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_Nordiska_museet

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Database of Photographers

Contact: aron.ambrosiani@nordiskamuseet.se

Description: The Database of Photographers in Sweden contains authority records about photographers that have been active from around 1840 until today. The purpose of the database is to map the photographers whose photographs are stored in Swedish archives, libraries and museums. The database also contains information from earlier public records, about people that have worked as photographers in the 19th and early 20th century, whose photographs have not been saved in public institutions.

Licence: CC0

Format: RDF, XML, JSON

Comment: API details are available at http://kulturnav.org/info/api

Link: http://kulturnav.org/1f368832-7649-4386-97b6-ae40cce8752b

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Digitalt Museum online collection

Contact: aron.ambrosiani@nordiskamuseet.se

Description: The Nordic Museum has 3066 photos and 104 artifacts available with open licenses in the Digitalt Museum online collection. Some photos overlap with the material available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_Nordiska_museet, such as the examples of early photographic techniques.

Licence: PD, CC BY

Format: JPG

Link: http://digitaltmuseum.se/search?rows=72&owner_filter=S-NM&license_filter=CC%20pdm&license_filter=CC%20by

Swedish Performing Arts Agency

Contact: david.jansson@musikverket.se

Description: Title and explanation:
The Helleday Collection. A catalogued collection of 2291 theatre photos dating from 1860 to 1907: role photos and portraits of artists as well as photos depicting theatre performances. Each catalogue record contains detailed information about the photo such as performance title, date of first performance, venue, role name, repository, reference code, name and sex of depicted person/persons, date of photograph, record category, subject category, brief description, keywords, name and sex of photographer, copyright, technique, dimension and catalogue status. Each record also contains a thumbnail of the photo and an URL to a high resolution image file free to download and use.

Licence: PD.
All photos are marked “Offentlig domän” (Public Domain) both in the catalogue record and in the embedded file information. In the file information there is also copyright information both in Swedish and in English.

Format: XML, JPEG [ZIP]

Comment: The data is accessible via URN:NBN-links (Active from October 1st)

Link: http://katalog.musikverket.se/start/views/publik/HitList.aspx?ccl=find+ukey+helleday-samlingen_data

http://katalog.musikverket.se/start/views/publik/HitList.aspx?ccl=find+ukey+helleday-samlingen_ZIP

Statistics Sweden

Contact: hans.ljungberg@scb.se

Description: Official statistics for different subject areas and time periods. this includes digitised historical official statistics from the 19th and 20th centuries: http://www.scb.se/sv_/Hitta-statistik/Historisk-statistik/
The historical material is in pdf-form with the text machine readable and with navigational aids such as bookmarks and linked topics of contents.
There is also a statistical database with API: http://www.scb.se/sv_/Om-SCB/Oppna-data-API/API-for-Statistikdatabasen/

Licence: See other comments

Format: PDF, json

Comment: Some rules for the API: http://www.scb.se/en_/About-us/Open-data-API/Frequently-asked-questions/ Licence etc.: data is free to use, but if modified and out of context it should be quoted as such and not be quoted as official figures of Statistics Sweden.

Link: http://www.scb.se/sv_/Hitta-statistik/

Stockholm City Museum

Contact: soren.lindstrom@stockholm.se

Description: Digitala Stadsmuseet (Digital City Museum). Roughly 15 000 photographs from the 1850s until today under CC BY license. Photos include builings, city views, portraits, everyday sceneries etc. with a Stockholm connection.

Link to document with instructions (partially in Swedish – updatede and English version will be available before the event):
http://digitalastadsmuseet.stockholm.se/fotoweb/Grid.fwx?archiveId=5000&search=(IPTC187%20contains(SSM_ARB_000123))

Licence: CC BY

Format: XML, JPG

Comment: There’s a lot more in Digitala Stadsmuseet (Digital City Musuem), for example text documents, a smaller set of photographs of objects and a lot more photographs, but with another CC license. In the future there will be much more available with a CC BY license.

Link: http://digitalastadsmuseet.stockholm.se/fotoweb/grid.fwx

Wikimedia (Sweden)

Wikimedia APIs

Contact: Andre.Costa@wikimedia.se

Description: Wikimedia has a number of interesting datasets that can be included in your tools, visualizations etc. Do you want to show Wikipedia articles or Wikidata objects close to a certain place, automatically get images to illustrate a certain topic or allow an end user to view a dynamic set of keywords in her own language?

The Wikimedia datasets contain all of the information in the Wikimedia projects (most notably Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons) and they are all available for use under a free license. This includes encyclopedic content, geotagged content, linked multilingual data, connections to and between external datasets and multimedia.

To help you navigate the APIs and different datasets Wikimedia Sverige will be participating as facilitators.

In addition to the contents of the Wikimedia projects there are also datasets on the projects themselves. Why not use page views on Wikipedia to rank the order in which you present suggestions to the end users? Or find cultural heritage objects in your surrounding which currently have no free images and use these to motivate your users to go out and explore.

Licence: CC BY-SA or CC0 (Wikidata), CC BY-SA or less restrictive (images on Wikimedia Commons)

Format: various

Comment:

Usage examples:
Multi-lingual recipies at Smaka på Stockholm:
Website: https://wikimedia-sverige.github.io/tastydata/
Code: https://github.com/wikimedia-sverige/tastydata/

All the images, texts and geodata around a search word on Wikidata, Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons:
http://sum.bykr.org/

A comparison of the popularity of the Nobel prize laureates on Wikipedia vs nobelprize.org
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/popular.php

Link: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Data

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Monuments database

Contact: andre.costa@wikimedia.se

Description: Wikimedia has a number of interesting datasets that can be included in your tools, visualizations etc. Of specific interest for this hackathon are the datasets with immovable cultural heritage from all over the world that the Wikimedia movement has been collecting and adding into Wikipedia and Wikidata over the last few years. There is currently data from 60 countries to play around with and Wikimedia Sverige is working to include many more in the coming months.

This collection has a number of connections to different datasets that we can help with showing. For example, see the newly released images from threatened cultural heritage in Syria.

To help you navigate the APIs and different datasets Wikimedia Sverige will be participating as facilitators.

Licence: CC0

Format: dynamickml, kml, gpx, poi, html,layar, json, xml, xmlfm

Comment: Example of images of churches in Södermanland on Wikimedia Commons:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Churches_in_S%C3%B6dermanland

The same images via the MediaWiki API:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&list=categorymembers&cmtype=file&cmtitle=Category:Churches_in_S%C3%B6dermanland

An example search in the monuments database API for images with ”Södermanland” in their title:
https://tools.wmflabs.org/heritage/api/api.php?action=search&srname=%S%C3%B6dermanland%

Link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Monuments_database/API

Stockholm Transport Museum

Contact: camilla.palmberg-rodin@sll.se

Description: The dataset contains a sample of 22 pictures from the collection of Stockholm Transport Museum published on flickr. The pictures are primarily showing trams and trolly buses in various environments of Stockholm but also abroad. For example, there are pictures showing a Santa Claus in a tram, streets full of snow, educational trips for staff at Stockholms spårvägar, models posing on a tram e t c.

Licence: CC By

Format: jpg

Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stockholmtransportmuseum_commons/albums/72157674537169865

Ájtte, Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum

Contact: goran.sjoberg@ajtte.com

Description: Ájtte Museum researches, documents and gives information about people in their own environment, about nature and culture from a holistic ecological perspective.

Ájtte is a young museum with relatively small collections but has an extensive operational area including all the Swedish mountain areas and the Sámi settlement area, Sápmi. The collections contain both cultural and natural history items. There are photographs, recordings and films as well as a small collection of archaeological material. Items which are linked to Sámi life and nature in the north are the focus of the collection. It is accessible to all at and .

At the center of the cultural and historical collection are objects which the chief constable Erland Ström gathered between 1923 to 1955. Especially Sámi silver (http://www.kringla.nu/kringla/objekt?item=silver&serviceOrganization=ajtte&sida=4&referens=ajtte/objekt/12342) but also articles typical for collectors of that period such as reindeer harnesses, milking vessels, cases for needles and embroidered detachable bosoms (dickeys), primarily from the Luleå and Karesuando Sámi. The museum also has a collection of items assembled by Karl Tirén who transcribed jojk singing (http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Tir%C3%A9n). The Ethnographic Museum has their Sámi articles acquired between 1834-1937 on deposit at Ájtte. This collection has objects from Tuolpukka in the Vittangi forest Sámi village area, such as an ammunition bag (http://www.kringla.nu/kringla/objekt?itemNumber=Etn:33.14.127&serviceOrganization=ajtte&referens=ajtte/objekt/13672) with a Luleå Sámi man’s woven band. Also on deposit are the objects collected by Professor Axel Hamberg (http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Hamberg) at the beginning of the 20th century.

The natural historic collection consists of about 20,000 objects. It is largely made up of birds, mammals and insects, (http://www.kringla.nu/kringla/objekt?item=gr%C3%A4sfj%C3%A4ril&referens=ajtte/insekter/309761) vascular plants, mushrooms (http://www.kringla.nu/kringla/objekt?item=bombmurkla&serviceOrganization=ajtte&referens=ajtte/svamp/64534 ) and lichens. The collection ties in with the mountain landscape, life and to the taiga forest in the north. The collection of reindeer antlers is probably the largest in the world.

The collection also includes material from the archives and books, material which is accessible via our library catalogue Mikromarc: http://webbsok.mikromarc.se/Mikromarc3/web/default.aspx?db=ajtte&unit=6471 ) / Libris (http://libris.kb.se/ ) and NAD https://sok.riksarkivet.se/nad.

Licence: PD, cc by-nc-nd, rr-f

Format: JPG, PDF

Comment: There are Sámi objects in museums and institutions in a number of locations around the world. In Sweden there are 35 museums and around 30 Sámi centers and local heritage centers which together have around 25,000 items preserved in their collections. The collection at Ájtte boasts of more than 8,500 Sámi objects.

Link: http://www.kringla.nu/kringla/sok?serviceOrganization=ajtte&sokFlik=0

Europeana labs and Commons

Europeana Labs offers, among other things, featured datasets (all free to re-use) and API guidance and registration. Some of the datasets feature Nordic content – for example here, here and here.
At the moment, Europeana are also running a challenge dedicated to the re-use of the fashion cultural heritage available on Europeana’s platforms. Check it out here.

Public Art Agency Sweden

Data from Public Art Agency Sweden: