Museums and Heritage Antwerp follows the open data strategy of the City of Antwerp, making all digital cultural content that is not copyrighted freely accessible.
All the media files are royalty-free. Either they fall in the public domain, which means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission, or they fall under a CC BY 4.0 license (Attribution 4.0 International). You can copy, modify, distribute and perform these media files, even for commercial purposes, but attribution is necessary. You must give appropriate credit (copy the information from the Asset creator field), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.
The metadata is licensed with a creative commons zero license. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
If you use this media file and / or the metadata, we would appreciate it if you copied the information from the Acknowledgements field as a source reference. When used in a publication, we would like to receive a copy for our library.
Reusing individual open data media files is easy. Each media file can be downloaded in different resolutions and formats. Metadata is available in RDF / XML, JSON and Turtle.
In addition to the individual use of files, it is also possible to access the media files automatically via the API: https://dams.antwerpen.be/api/lod-search. To search the metadata, at least one of the parameters below must be added. For example https://dams.antwerpen.be/api/lod-search?title=Antwerpen gives all results where the title field contains Antwerp. The result is an xml file containing the asset ID and metadata of the media file.
Some of the available parameters:
|search||Search all text fields. This parameter cannot be combined with other parameters|
|title||Search in the title field|
|description||Search in the description field|
|creator||Search in the maker field|
|identifier||Search in the identifier field (object number, brocade id, ...)|
|publisher||Search in the publisher field|
|tags||Search the tags|
|limit||Limit the number of search results (maximum = 200)|
|offset||displays the search results from a certain asset.|
Result with 50 search results per page:
A zip file can be downloaded at http://dams.antwerpen.be/lod/download containing the rdf files with the metadata of all digital cultural content that fall under a free license.