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1 Prepare and store once, use as many times as you need: Presenting and organizing cultural heritage data for use and re-use Joseph Padfield Gerry Hedley Student Symposium th June 2012

2 Introduction This presentation will very briefly introduce two projects, that have examined some of the problems involved in storing, accessing and presenting big images and complicated sets of data. Presenting and Referencing Zoom-able Images Open Linked Data: Using the Raphael Research Resource as an example. Due to the limitations of time these projects can not be discussed or explained in any great detail, but further details and access to the resources being discussed can be found via the following links:

3 Project One Presenting and Referencing Zoom-able Images

4 Publishing and Referencing High Resolution Images A public facing image resource has been set up to provide viewing access to high resolution images which can be directly referenced and linked to multiple other systems or publications. Images can be linked to multiple projects, but only need to be stored once. Object details can be linked directly to institutions CMS to ensure that they are always correct and up-to-date. The system makes use of IIPImage, an open-source, web- based, high-resolution image streaming client-server system.

5 Linking to web based Catalogue entries

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14 Supporting traditional print publications

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24 Generating an Image Reference

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30 Sharing image links bulletin/vol-32/billinge_syson_spring2011/ng1661/images/N XS/5/5217/2890 Projects: technical-bulletin -> vol-32 billinge_syson_spring2011 -> ng1661 Image: N XS Zoom Level: 5 Location: 5217 x 2890

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32 Project Two Open Linked Data

33 Open Linked Data: Presenting data for Re-use Open Linked Data can be a very complicated subject, but it simplifies down to: Present your data on the web in a documented form that can be reused and linked to other web resources. The results of your work can become part of a growing collections of re-usable information rather than a simple one off presentation. Places to find more information:

34 Raphael Research Resource Beginning in 2007 a Mellon funded collaborative pilot project began to gather, store and present a wide range of information relating to a selection of paintings by the artist Raphael. Over 3700 separate images were collected, from standard visible image of the paintings to hand written documents from the archive and photomicrographs of cross sections. Over 900 hundred new and interpreted texts were produced, including transcriptions for some of the hand written documents.

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36 Open Linked Data: Presenting data for Re-use An alternative way of accessing the information and querying the content of the resource has also now been produced. But unlike the initial set of web pages this alternative solution presents the stored information in a new form: The details of each piece of information can be referenced directly like a traditional publication. The information can be re-used and re-presented in new places. And the system can be searched and queried directly by other computers as well as browsed by people.

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44 Open Linked Data: Presenting data for Re-use As stated before Open Linked Data can be a complicated subject and is the subject of current and ongoing research. The systems used to present this data are often referred to as APIs (Application programming interfaces). A growing number of cultural heritage institutions are making information about their collection available in this way. A growing list of examples can be found at:

45 Just for Fun Seeing your collection differently

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