Searching through millions of old handwritten pages in just a few minutes? Make the past transparent in an innovative way? This is possible with open data.
On April 14, the Nationaal Archief is organising the symposium ‘De waarde van open data’ (the value of open data). One of the speakers is our Deputy Director Ingrid Dillo. This symposium is in Dutch.
Open is not possible without FAIR
She will talk about ‘Open Science’. This is the movement in science that stands for a more open research practice in which publications, data, software and other forms of scientific information are shared at the earliest possible stage and made available for reuse. However, making data openly available is not enough to guarantee the reusability of data. For this to happen, the data must be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable – in short, FAIR.
The Nationaal Archief makes as many archive collections as possible available as open data (sets). The symposium shows how scientists and journalists can use these open data. The day programme is filled with presentations on applications of this data, such as data journalism and augmented reality. In addition, various speakers will explain the value of open data on a strategic level. Visitors can participate in an interactive workshop on (linked) open data at the National Archive of the Netherlands. Or brainstorm together about how open data can best be made available.
Date: Thursday April 14, 2022, 9.30 – 17.00 (walk-in from 9.00). Including lunch and drinks.
Location: National Archives, The Hague
Also online: the symposium can also be followed online