Digitising Collections at the National Library of Wales
Using Wikidata to digitise library collections.
Wikidata is a useful platform through which to digitise texts and make them openly available for anybody's use.
The National Library of Wales has worked with Wikimedia to increase access to portraits, paintings and prints in their collection by digitising them and uploading them to Wikimedia Commons. These images have their metadata, which includes any information about the image/object, stored on Wikidata, allowing for the image to be searched online.
- Video: Digitising Collections at the National Library of Wales
- The benefits of linked open data and digitising collections at the National Library of Wales.
Further information about the Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales can be found at the following links:
Welsh Wikipedia Educational Project
Leveraging Open Data at the National Library of Wales
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