Title:Uniting the Shanty Towns—Data Combining across Multiple Institutions
Authors:Sebastian Chan
Publication:MW2008: Museums and the Web 2008

This paper reports on the early phases of a pilot project which is mashing up datasets from across several museums with data from other government departments. Can we liberate museum data and combine it with other live external data sets to create new value and use? If so, what kinds of meaning can we help people make? What do we need to do to the underlying museum data? What are the technologies that allow us to aggregate this data long after it was created for other purposes?