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Stockholm City Archives

Statistical Yearbook of Stockholm 1904-2006

Link: http://data.stockholm.se/List/Data/statistiskarsbok

More information about the Stockholm City Archive’s datasets will be added soon. See also:

Stockholm city open data portal

Link: http://dataportalen.stockholm.se/dataportalen/

More information about the data portal will be added soon.


Öppen data från Stockholms stad

Här finns bland annat kultur- och arkivdata, befolkningsdata, trafik och planeringsdata, miljödata, verksamhetsundersökningar och geodata. över 100 öppna datakällor. – http://open.stockholm.se/

Swedish National Archives

Photographies from Televerket

Contact: eva.toller@riksarkivet.se

Description: Collection of photographies from Televerket (a Swedish government agency responsible for telecommunications in Sweden between 1853-1993) in the municipality of Östersund. The collection contains 849 photographs showing work outdoors, in the factory, and in the office space.

License: Creative Commons PD-Mark, PDM

Format: jpeg

Link: http://riksarkivet.se/psidata#Televerket


Historical GIS (Geographical Information system) maps

Contact: marten.johansson@riksarkivet.se

Description: The dataset contains information about territorial divisions in Sweden from the end of the 15th century to the end of the 20th century. The historical Swedish GIS maps were created within the European research project QVIZ http://qviz.eu/. The topographical database contains information about geographical units and relations between geographical units. In the topographical database each geographical unit is identified by a unique 9-digit code and this code is also used to identify the different territorial units within the shape-files.

License: Creative Commons CCZero

Format: dbf, sbn, sbx, shp, shx, tab, xml (zip, 45,2 MB)

Link: http://riksarkivet.se/psidata#Historiska_GIS-kartor


Judicial District Register

Contact: eva.toller@riksarkivet.se

Description: The Judicial District Register contains bailiffs’ bookkeeping for judicial districts and estates (1532 – 1630). The book keepings were drawn up in the Royal Chamber in the castle of Stockholm, by accountants. The basis was the lists and vouchers that the bailiff used in accounting for the management and administration of his stewardship.

License: Creative Commons CCZero

Format: csv (zip, 1,26 MB)

Link: http://riksarkivet.se/psidata#Landskapshandlingsregistret


Movies and trailers reviewed by the Swedish Censorship Board

Contact: eva.toller@riksarkivet.se

Description: The film database contains information about movies and trailers that have been reviewed by Statens biografbyrå (The Swedish Censorship Board, founded in 1911 and closed down in 2011). It is directly searchable from here: http://www.statensmedierad.se/aldersgranserforfilm/sokifilmregistret.678.html

License: Creative Commons CCZero

Format: csv (zip, 10,3 MB)

Link: http://riksarkivet.se/psidata#Filmregistret


Allegro (artist bookings to concerts)

Contact: eva.toller@riksarkivet.se

Description: The register “Allegro” contains information about artist bookings for concerts. Three tables are available: Concerts, Productions, and Artists. It was drawn up by Stiftelsen Svenska Rikskonserter (which closed down in 2012). The responsibility of Stiftelsen Svenska Rikskonserter was to contribute to the breadth and variety in music available throughout Sweden.

License: Creative Commons CC0

Format: csv, tab-separated (zip, 1,26 MB)

Link: http://riksarkivet.se/psidata#Allegro

National Museums of World Culture

Collections from four museums

Contact: magnus.johansson@varldskulturmuseerna.se

Description: The collections are available from SOCH (ksamsok, see link below) API. Museum of Ethnography (Etnografiska museet, in SOCH serviceOrganisation=SMVK-EM), Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska museet, in SOCH serviceOrganisation=SMVK-OM), Museum of World Culture (Världskulturmuseet, in SOCH serviceOrganisation=SMVK-OM), Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet, in SOCH in SOCH serviceOrganisation=SMVK-MM). In total about 200 000 museum objects (with pictures), 100 000 photos, 100 000 documents with links to the objects and photos.

Licence: images varies (PD or CC0 or CC BY or CC BY-SA)

Format: SOCH provides XML, RDF, JSON, images are links to jpg

Comment: It would be interesting to find out how you can present an agent (for example a photographer) that has taken thousands of pictures. Or an exhibition that has thousands of objects. How do you make all those objects/photos accessible and how do you help the user find that interesting thing amongst those? Another thing is when you have the relation sameAs, for example an object that has been registered in two different museums and that contains slightly different descriptions. Can you merge them and filter away the double information?

Link: http://www.ksamsok.se/in-english Key to K-Samsök’s API: http://www.raa.se/hitta-information/information-tillganglig-for-vidareutnyttjande/hack4heritage/

Swedish Airforce Museum

Database museum objects and historical pictures

Contact: torsten.nilsson@flygvapenmuseum.se

Licence: CC-BY

Format: Meta data, jpg

Link: http://digitaltmuseum.se/info/owners/S-FV

Work with Sounds

Contact: torsten.nilsson@flygvapenmuseum.se

Description: Work With Sounds is a cooperation between six museums in Europe:

Museum of Municipal Engineering
Krakow, Poland
Technical museum of Slovenia
Dortmund, Germany
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere, Finland
La Fonderie. Musée bruxellois de I´industrie et du travail
Brussels, Belgium
Museum of Work
Norrköping, Sweden

Work With Sounds is financed by the museums (61 %) and the European Union, Culture 2000 (39 %) and the turnover for the two years project is 512 000 €.

What does WWS do? WWS is recording the endangered or disappearing sounds of industrial society – including sounds people try/tried to protect themselves from. During 1st September 2013 and 31st September 2015 we will record at least 600 sounds in their original settings. Every sound will also be documented: What and where is it? And how did we record it? WWS will be creating a soundscape of industrial Europe.

Licence: CC-BY

Format: MP3, Wave, jpg, text


Can I download sounds?
Go ahead!

Can I use the sounds?
But don’t play them too loudly…

Can I use them where ever I want?
They are free to use.

Can I change the sounds?
Be creative!

Can I use the sounds to make money?
Yes! And good luck!

Do I have to give credits to the person who recorded the sound, photographer or video recordist?

Link: http://www.workwithsounds.eu/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjB-IQrc61I77sMDL_5g4Xw

Swedish National Heritage Board

General information about all datasets (in Swedish – Information in English is found below): http://www.raa.se/hitta-information/information-tillganglig-for-vidareutnyttjande/hack4heritage/

Key to all datasets: hack4heritage hack1234


SOCH (Swedish Open Cultural Heritage)

Contact: daniel.langhammer@raa.se

Description: SOCH (Swedish Open Cultural Heritage) is a web service used to search and retrieve data from any organisation holding information or media relating to Swedish cultural heritage. The service aggregates information about ancient monuments, historic buildings, artefacts, photographs and images from over 50 Swedish cultural heritage institutions. The Swedish name for SOCH is “K-samsök”, which can be translated as “Cultural cross-search”.

An API-key is required to access the SOCH API. A temporary key is available for all Hack4Heritage paricipants:
User: hack4heritage
API-key: hack1234

SOCH functions as an exchange or aggregator, where data from many different local databases are made searchable and available to the public and to the research community. As a web service, it’s up to application developers to build the actual applications that exploit SOCH. One of the first applications built on the SOCH platform is a mobile phone application showing ancient monuments on a map layer. A number of museums are also building applications on SOCH in order to make more than just their own information available online: by creating links between related digital objects from different sources, SOCH enriches everybody’s data!

Licence: CC0


Comment: All metadata is licensed under CC0. Images etc. may have other more restrictive licences, which are given in each object’s metadata.

Use of the API is goverened by a few common-sense terms of use. These are available here in Swedish: http://www.ksamsok.se/api/anvandarvillkor/

Link: http://www.ksamsok.se/api/


Aktuell arkeologi

Contact: aktuellarkeologi@raa.se

Description: Aktuell Arkeologi is a web service for those who wish to find current archaeological excavations, or other archaeology-related events in Sweden.

The service has two WFS APIs:

Licence: CC0, CC-BY

Format: WFS, GeoJSON

Comment: The site is relatively new and is still growing. API documentation in English does not exist at present.

Link: http://aktuellarkeologi.se/



Contact: bebyggelseregistret@raa.se

Description: Bebyggelseregistret, BeBR (Data Base of Built Heritage) is a national registry holding information about the built heritage. The represented data ranges from traditional log cabins and old industrial quarters to modern city buildings. As of October 2011 there are approximately 80 000 searchable building records, with around 13000 listed as National Monuments, Historical Buildings and Church Monuments. Updates and new entries are made continually.

The data in BeBR is available as data dumps as well as from SOCH (see seperate resource description for SOCH).

Records and data are compiled from surveys, documentations, archives and printed materials and then correlated by County Museums, The Swedish Church, County Administrative Boards, and Universities in collaboration with The Swedish National Heritage Board.

Should you want to use texts or photographs from the database, contact the institution responsible for the information. The institution posting the material is found in the survey information and the photographer’s name is found beneath each respective photograph.

Licence: CC0

Format: SHP, TAB

Link: http://www.bebyggelseregistret.raa.se/bbr2/dataexport/dataexport.raa


The Archaeological Sites and Monuments database

Contact: fornsok@raa.se

Description: The National Heritage Board’s database for archaeological sites and monuments provides information about ancient and historical remains located on both land and under water. You will find information about remains such as rune stones, rock carvings, cemeteries, mines, remains of crofts, places of execution, shipwrecks and much more. The chronological span is wide – from the Early Stone Age to the 20th century AD.

Data from Fornsök is available to download as data-dumps, as a WMS, and as part of the data indexed by SOCH (see seperate resource description for SOCH). The WMS service can be reached at: http://map.raa.se/deegree/services/wms_fmi_dold?version=1.1.1

In Fornsök you will find information about the types of remains and monuments, the location of the remains (plotted on the map) and find out about their level of protection. The data is in most cases accompanied by descriptions either in the text or as an attached pdf (derived from the old notebooks of the national monument surveyors). In some cases the information includes photographs, sketches and references to books and articles. The data mainly derives from field surveys undertaken throughout the country, as well as from archaeological excavations and field evaluations – both on land and under water.

Licence: CC0

Format: SHP, TAB, WMS

Link: http://www.fmis.raa.se/cocoon/fornsok/downloads.html



Contact: platsr@raa.se

Description: Platsr is a forum for ordinary people’s memories and stories. It is an interactive map that is slowly being filled with stories, a crowd-sourced collective memory of the landscape surrounding us. On Platsr you can tell your story with text, photographs, sound or film. Platsr has an API for accessing data from the service.

Licence: PD, CC-BY

Format: JSON

Link: http://www.platsr.nu/platsrs-api/

Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and Hallwyl Museum

High resolution images from The Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl Museum on Wikimedia Commons

Contact: fredrik.andersson@lsh.se

Description: The Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl Museum aim to make their collections as accessible as possible, e.g. by only using free licenses for all images. The images found on Wikimedia Commons is the largest donation from a Swedish museum to Wikimedia Commons and one of the largest worldwide. But more important than the number of images is the way they are put in context. There is data about the depicted objects, about owners and usage of the objects and links to articles in Wikipedia. This information can be of interest to the general public as well as to researchers and pupils.

The images have been produced over a long period of time and were created for documenting the collections, planning exhibits and for marketing purposes. It covers everything from digitised glass negatives to completely new images. The information about the images comes from an extensive export from the collection database of the museums and many have a rich context telling the story of who owned or produced an object, in which historical event it featured, if it has been used in any exhibits or publications along with information such as material and dimensions of the depicted objects.

These images are either in the Public Domain due to their age or freely licensed. Images taken by the museums’ own photographers, from the 1990’s onwards are licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. The photographer’s name is provided. CC0 is used when the museums own the copyright but refrain from claiming it, for example digitized glass negatives. Public Domain is used where copyright has expired, or when images depict art that is Public Domain.

Licence: PD, CC0 and CC BY-SA

Format: TIFF



Museum collections from the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl museum on Europeana

Contact: fredrik.andersson@lsh.se

Description: You can use one of the Europeana API:s to reach our collections with the following dataset identifier: 2064105
(providerName: MUSEU, edmDatasetName: ”2064105_The Royal Armoury_Skokloster_Hallwyl”).

The three museums, the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl Museum, constitute a government agency accountable to the Ministry of Culture. The museums base their work on a national cultural policy resolution enacted by the Swedish Parliament.

In the Europeana API you will find about 40 000 records from the three museums. Museum objects described with information about materials, techniques, dates, geographical places, historical events, classifications, related names, etc. In the API you will find links to images of the objects, or you could use images of the museum objects on Wikimedia Commons (see separate description about the Wikimedia Commons dataset). Please notice that Europeana only allows records that is provided with an image link. You could also use the K-samsök API (see separate dataset description) were the three museums provide about 80 000 records (for instance here you’ll find the complete library of Skokloster Castle which is not represented in Europeana yet).

The Royal Armoury (Swedish: Livrustkammaren) is a museum in the Royal Palace in Stockholm. It contains many artifacts of Swedish royal history (two main categories of objects is historical costumes and weapons). It is the oldest museum in Sweden, established in 1628 by King Gustavus Adolphus when he decided that his clothes from his campaign in Poland should be preserved for posterity.

Skokloster Castle is one of the mayor monuments from the period when Sweden was one of the most powerful countries in Europe. It’s built in the baroque style between 1654 and 1676. At Skokloster the Field Marshal and Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613-1676) created a stately home of European caliber during the second half of the 17th century. The castle has remained amazingly untouched for more than 300 years, giving this building a unique authenticity. Wrangel and the following owners collected fine arts like armory, books, silver, glass, textiles and furniture. The collection consists of about 50 000 items in the 77 rooms in the Castle. Since 1967 Skokloster is stately owned and has been a national museum of cultural history since then.

The Hallwyl Museum is a Swedish national museum housed in the historical Hallwyl House in central Stockholm located on 4, Hamngatan facing Berzelii Park. The house once belonged to the Count and Countess von Hallwyl, but was donated to the Swedish state in 1920 on the condition that it would remain unchanged. In 1938, the museum was officially opened. The museum (in which the Hallwyl Collection is located) features preserved rooms from the late Victorian period in Sweden giving a glimpse into the lifestyles of the nobility in Stockholm at the time.

Licence: CC0

Format: JSON, RDF

Comment: To use the dataset from the Europeana API you will need an API key!

Link: http://labs.europeana.eu/api

National Library of Sweden

Contact: peter.krantz@kb.se

Description: Multiple datasets of images, text data and audio files including the SOU documents (used at #souhack), maps and more. Includes information on API:s for libraries.

Licence: Varies

Format: Varies

Link: https://data.kb.se/

Also see The National Library of Sweden’s open data on Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_the_National_Library_of_Sweden