Aggregation and API services of the world

Professional Forum
Andy Neale, New Zealand

This forum is for anyone working on data sharing services that aggregate collection and item metadata, and then share that data for reuse via APIs. At Museums and the Web 2013 there will be representatives from Europeana, the Digital Public Library of America, and many others who have built and operate similar services that span institutions and countries.

This fourm is an opportunity for those interested in this space to share ideas for collaborating in a global context. We all build and maintain similar systems, and we all face the same challenges with regard to copyright, licensing, usage of the APIs, the implementation of linked data, and the provision of digital items. Are there opportunities to work together more? Are there ways to link our institutional, national and continental systems into an open and independent eco-system?