Welcome to the section of CulturaItalia dedicated to Linked Open Data

The pilot project dati.culturaitalia.it contains open data sets aggregated in CulturaItalia and released by the project partners with the following licence: CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Currently dati.culturaitalia.it makes available metadata from: Accademia S. Cecilia, Progetto ArtPast, Digibess, ICCU, Internet Culturale, Michael Italia, Polo Museale Fiorentino, Regione Marche, and Anagrafe delle Biblioteche, in addition to the PICO Thesaurus.

I contenuti di dati.culturaitalia.it sono accessibili sia attraverso uno SPARQL endpoint, sia mediante un OAI Provider.

The SPARQL endpoint provides access to RDF metadata structured according to the CIDOC - Conceptual Reference Model in the implementation of Erlangen CRM / OWL. The document defining the mapping rules to transform the digital cultural resources structured according to the PICO Application Profile, adopted by the CulturaItalia portal, into records structured according to CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model is downloadable here.

Data can be searched over three querying interfaces, corresponding to three different sections of dati.culturaitalia.it:

  • Text search: here it is possible to perform free text searches over all triples contained in dati.culturaitalia.it

  • SPARQL query: here you can try how to make a SPARQL query. Also some examples of queries are provided.

  • iSPARQL query: here there is an even more complex querying interface, for expert users.

The SPARQL endpoint makes available also the PICO Thesaurus, encoded according to SKOS, in its various versions. To directly access PICO Thesaurus version 4.3, please click here.

Our OAI Provider makes available XML or RDF metadata structured according to different schemas:


Repository overview

Engine: Virtuoso Open-Source Edition

Version: 6.1.6 Release

Number of statements: 15.048.155 Number of entities: 5.277.737


Linked Open Data: What are they?

Other Linked Open Data in the cultural heritage domain