With the Persistent Architecture project, the Flanders Architecture Institute investigates methods to publish its collection and collection metadata in as FAIR data. FAIR data are data which meet principles of findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability.
Within the Flanders Architecture Institute's archives, there are some collections of valuable drawings, pictures and prints that resort to the public domain.
During the project, two of these collections where registered and described in detail. From now one, you can browse through the Engetrim archive and the Jos De Beer Collection on our collection website.Visit our collection website (Dutch only)
Wikipedia en Wikimedia Commons are for many people the first source to find information and image material. Therefore, we publish our images on Wikimedia Commons. The metadata are uploaded to Wikidata.
By making use of the Wikimedia platforms, we are able to publish our data as Linked Open Data, which can be reused by other initiatives like Crotos.
The necessary steps to publish on Wikidata - and the reasons why we do it - is published in a case study on CEST.Read the case study (Dutch only)