It’s the stuff that makes Culture Hack happen. Well strictly speaking you – the designers and developers – make Culture Hack happen, but there wouldn’t be much point in turning up if we hadn’t sourced some delicious data for you to work with.
We’ve been talking to cultural organisations based around Scotland to bring you as diverse a range of datasets as possible. This year we’ve been asking for content too. So there are not only letters & numbers, but also images, audio files and videos. It’s been donated by universities, festivals, national organisations, magazines, publishing houses, producing organisations and more.
Accessing the data
We’ve given each donor organisation its own page. Follow the links to the right to find out more about the organisation, the reasons they’re interested in being part of Culture Hack and any special licensing notes. We’ve tried to give you a bit of a steer to help you think about what you might do with each dataset. As ever, lateral thinking is encouraged & vigorously applauded.
We’ve made a slice of the data available to download via the website, you’ll be able to get your hands on the full datasets at Culture Hack.
A quick note about licensing: unless otherwise specified, data has been released under this license. Content (images, video, audio, fiction) has been released under this license. Make sure you stick to the rules. Attribute wherever you can. Play nice.
This is the first batch.
Arika – archive listings & associated content
Creative Scotland – investment listings
University of Edinburgh – carbon footprint data for venues used by the Edinburgh festivals
Glasgow University Library – Edwin Morgan’s personal papers
The List – events listings
Luath Press – Trackman, a novel by Catriona Child
The Skinny – events listings
Glasgow Arts – Tramway exhibition space footfall data
You can access all of these files here. Remember, they’re slices of the complete datasets: you’ll be able to get your hands on the full versions on the 27th April.
Demarco Digital Archive – archive listings & associated images
Glasgow International – festival listings
Glasgow Museums – collections data x 3
National Museums Scotland – collections data x 2
Perth & Kinross Cultural Services – collections data
The Great Tapestry of Scotland – panel listings & associated images
As ever, you can download individual slices from each organisation’s page. Or all of the batch 2 files are available here.
Glasgow School of Art Archives & Collections – alumni oral histories
Glasgow UNESCO City of Music – listings data & associated audio files
Scottish Poetry Library – poet listings, archive listings & associated poetry
Batch 3 files are available here.
Birlinn – author & event listings
Edinburgh Festivals – 2011 & 2012 listings
EDINA – fully annotated version of Macbeth
Scottish Book Trust – crowd-sourced collection of writing about place
Batch 4 files are available here.