Swedish Open Cultural Heritage (SOCH) is a metadata aggregator and web service for cultural heritage institutions in Sweden, and contains monuments, buildings, museum collections etc from the Paleolithic to the present day.
SOCH contains over 5 million database objects from around 40 heritage institutions (as of January 2014). Only metadata is indexed – all objects link back to a permanent URI at the source institution with their full record.
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Examples can be found here (in Swedish).
Using the API requires an API key which can be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 5 million database objects (as of January 2014)
All metadata is CC0. Metadata includes licensing information for the main record.
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