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Data-Collections-and-Datasets

Page history last edited by Alan Liu 6 years, 10 months ago

I have moved the current version of this resource to http://dhresourcesforprojectbuilding.pbworks.com

 

The material on the page below is now no longer being revised. --Alan Liu

 

Major Document/Image/Map Collections

 

API = sites with API for automated data access or export

 

  • BT (British Telecom) Digital Archives ("Bhas teamed up with Coventry University and The National Archives to create a searchable digital resource of almost half a million photographs, reports and items of correspondence preserved by BT since 1846.... collection showcases Britain’s pioneering role in the development of telecommunications and the impact of the technology on society")
  • David Rumsey Map Collection (includes historical maps)
  • Digital Public Library of America ("brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world") API
    • Apps and API's drawing on DPLA:
  • ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base ("cross-referenced, contextualized information about authors, creative works, critical writing, and practices")
  • Europeana (" digitised collections of museums, libraries, archives and galleries across Europe") API
  • GDELT: The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (downloadable datasets from "initiative to construct a catalog of human societal-scale behavior and beliefs across all countries of the world over the last two centuries down to the city level globally, to make all of this data freely available for open research, and to provide daily updates to create the first "realtime social sciences earth observatory"; "Nearly a quarter-billion georeferenced events capture global behavior in more than 300 categories covering 1979 to present with daily updates")
  • HuNI ("unlocking and uniting Australia's cultural datasets")
  • Isidore (French-language portal that "allows researchers to search across a wide range of data from the social sciences and humanities. ISIDORE harvests records, metadata and full text from databases, scientific and news websites that have chosen to use international standards for interoperability")
  • Media History Digital Library ("non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access"; "digital scans of hundreds of thousands of magazine pages from thousands of magazine issues from 1904 to 1963")
  • National Historial Geographical Information System (NHGIS) ("free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2011")
  • Powerhouse Museum (Sydney) API
  • Project Gutenberg (42,000 free ebooks) [limited automated access (see also tips on downloading from Project Gutenberg)]
  • Ranking Web of Repositories (extensive ranked listings, with links, to world online repositories that include peer-reviewed papers)
  • SNAC (Social Networks & Archival Contexts) | Prototype
  • Trove ("Find and get over 355,846,887 Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more") API
  • YAGO2s ("huge semantic knowledge base, derived from Wikipedia WordNet and GeoNames") [downloadable metadata]

 

 

 

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