Access a selection of Library datasets and our Application Programming Interface (API) available for creative reuse and redistribution.
The State Library has recently released a number of data sets and an open API under a Creative Commons CC-BY-3.0 AU license.
From the website:
The Library is offering unmediated access to our original materials collections, i.e. photographs, manuscripts, pictorial material, through its push collection API via Funnelback, the information retrieval system deployed to search our Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures Catalogue.
They even have a couple of sample projects on Github showing the API in practice.
Where people are using the data they have requested that people tag their creations with #MADEWITHSLNSW and let them know what you have done.
State agencies will operate under a regime of “open by default” for data sets under a policy issued by the New South Wales government this morning.
A man walks into a reading room, hands over his iPad and says “Hi, my name is Jake and I’ve built this”.
Could you get a better reason for making your data available? The National Library of Australia’s sheet music dataset was lying unused for months when a punter walked into the library to show an app he built from the data, without any assistance or input from the library.