The foreseen impact of the WP is to improve the infrastructure by connecting it to accruing data sources. The collaboration with partners of other WPs will establish a network of stakeholders, including data owners, as well as fostering mutual understanding of shared goals. This will result in long-lasting benefits for both the research community and the cultural heritage sector. We have the Finna reuse service, new heritage and societal datasets from the Sampo systems, and multimodal societal data harvested from the web. We need to improve access to open digital cultural heritage materials and societal data for researchers in the digital humanities and social sciences. The overall goal of this work package is to strengthen and improve the RI by enhancing access to open data, improving technical features, and creating workflow automation for data update and maintenance.
To support the project goals, we need to enhance the existing Finna reuse services to meet the needs of DH researchers and connect the service to the FIN-CLARIAH RI enabling researchers to gain better and continuous access to open cultural heritage data. Furthermore, enhanced understanding of researchers’ needs helps to improve the Finna reuse services and the technical features of the Finna API, to ingest existing and new heritage and societal datasets from several Sampo services and the Linked Data Finland platform, and collaborate with data owners to create workflow automation and ensure semantic data validation, and to identify and download audiovisual data from a range of content types for further annotation/enrichment, with the goal of creating structured databases for SSH research. The task includes the implementation and maintenance of data collection tools for most popular Finnish discussion forums.