Author Archives: Harm Nijboer

Workshop: Biographical augmentation of collection databases

On Wednesday 14 January 2015 we organize an expert meeting about “biographical augmentation of collection databases”.

Within the CANAAN project we investigate the possibilities of augmenting a museum collection database with (structured) biographical data from external resources. As several posts on this blog testify this is not as straight forward as it might seem. In the workshop we will present the results we have achieved so far and an overview of the challenges we have encountered. Then we will open the floor for e general discussion about the perils, possibilities and prospects of linking collection databases to external resources.

This workshop is targeted at specialists in the field of collection databases, biographical databases and digitization in the cultural heritage domain. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to

Location: Amsterdam Museum
Time: 14.00-17.00