To maximize the durability and usability of the platform, we implemented a linked open data system which automates the usage of WikiData within our interface, hosted by the WikiMedia Foundation. This simplifies the contribution process for our storytellers: they contribute images and reference data to WikiData, which is in turn imported into Things That Talk and transformed into an uncluttered, intuitive, and visually appealing experience.
We are grateful to have Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University as our funding partner, as well as the Municipality of Leiden in the context of Leiden Kennisstad / Leiden Science City.
We would also like to thank Nationaal Museum Voor Wereldculturen and Rijksmuseum van Oudheden for being so facilitating and to help us think about how to build bridges between academia and heritage institutes.
And, thank you Q42, Micrio and Fabrique for your awesome work!