We recently released an upgraded version of the Europeana API and would be happy to facilitate a hack session on it. With parts of the Europeana team coming to THATcamp via GLAM-WIKI 2013 we’d be especially interested in working with Europeana – Wikipedia connections!
– A bookmarklet that would use the API to allow its users to with a few clicks upload an object from Europeana (portal, exhibitions or Europeana 1914-1918) to Wikimedia Commons. We’re thinking something as simple as the PinIt-button, but with a richer mapping of metadata to the Commons templates
– A widget for creating embed snippets combining Wikipedia article extracts with selected related Europeana objects. We’ve got a prototype for this already that could be improved, embedded outputs look like this, http://kadmeianletters.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/another-test/
– Or pitch your own idea in the comments! Really, the Europeana team will be here mostly to facilitate your hack ideas!
Here are some useful links to the Europeana API if you would like to start looking around a bit.
- API key registration link. It’s easy, automatic and you can get as many keys as they need/want.
- API documentation
- API Forum (also, for questions during the day and peer-2-peer interaction)
- Europeana datasets
- API Console, where you can explore and test the API before starting to code
Cheers and welcome!
Product Developer at Europeana
david.haskiya at kb.nl