50 cool new things you can now do with KB’s collection highlights
Latest update 16-06-2021
In this series of 5 articles we show the added value of putting images and metadata of digitised collection highlights of the KB, national library of the Netherlands, into the Wikimedia infrastructure. By putting our collection highlights into Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia, dozens of new functionalities have been added. As a result of Wikifying this collection in 2020, you can now do things with these highlights that were not possible before.
- Part 1, Introduction - things you could already do with KB’s collection highlights before we started Wikifying them in 2020.
- Part 2, Overviews of all highlights - new, handy & useful overviews for all highlights together resulting from the Wikification of our highlights.
- Part 3, Overviews per highlight - new functionalities for individual highlights that are available from now on.
- Part 4, Images - new things you can do with our individual highlight images now that they are part of the Wikimedia infrastructure.
- Part 5, Reuse - some examples of programmatically reusing KB’s collection highlights, for instance for/in your own websites, services, apps, hackathons and projects. SPARQL, APIs, Python scripts, JSON, XML, image bulk downloading, machine interactions, that kind of stuff.
- Part 6, Summary - all 50 new cool things in one super handy single list.
About the team
The actual Wikification of KB’s collection highlights was done by Danielle Jansen. She is a structured data specialist and is currently working on creating a public platform for KB’s Special Collections.
Vera de Kok provided technical expertise & support for making images and data availale in Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. Read more about Vera in the interview It “gets addictive quickly.” How a developer found her passion in Wikipedia.
These articles have been written by Olaf Janssen. He is the Wikimedia coordinator of the KB, the national library of the Netherlands. He contributes to
Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata as User:OlafJanssen
Reusing these articles
The texts of these articles are available under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
- Swiss_army_knife_open,_2012-(01) – Joe Loong, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
- Victorinox_Swiss_Army_SwissChamp_XAVT – Dave Taylor from Boulder, CO, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
- Photo Danielle Jansen
- Photo Vera de Kok – Sebastiaan ter Burg from Utrecht, The Netherlands, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
- Photo Olaf Janssen – Wikimedia Israel; Sivan Shachor, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons