Open access to data and its reuse is a policy dear to the heart of the Wellcome Library and Wellcome Trust, supported primarily through UK PubMed Central and the Trust’s grant funding for research. So it was with particular interest that we read of the Hack4Europe! competition to reuse openly held cultural data.
The UK Hack4Europe! winner was Michael Selway from System Simulation. The Wellcome Library has a very close relationship with System Simulation as they build and maintain Wellcome Images with us.
Hack4Europe! was organised by the Europeana Foundation, with whom the Wellcome Library is involved via the Europeana Libraries project to put 5 million freely available digitised objects online in two years.
Congratulations to Michael and SSL!