Data Observatory 3.0


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What are data observatories?

Do it Smarter

  • They usually do not exchange standard data with statistical agencies, they are not synchronized on knowledge graphs of the Europeana or national libraries, and their research output is usually not to be found on open science repositories.
  • The Hague is the winner of the World Smart City Award 2021, and we would like to attract the planned European Music Observatory and other, EU/UNESCO recognized institutions into the town building on the innovations of Reprex and the ecosystem of the Hague.

Strategic objectives

Digital Music Observatory

  • Listen Local in Horizon Europe OpenMuse WP Diversity, Creative Europe MusicAIRE: connected and curated data on 10,000s of music works
  • Our aim is to describe the entire, currently legally available music repertoire of Slovakia and Lithuania at first, and a large part of Ukraine.
  • Connected with name authorities, web services.

Possible Use Case

  • Connect national collective management organization, national library, and various services (Spotify, YouTube) to make the national repertoire more visible
  • Create use statistics for cultural diversity policies and monitoring local content regulations
  • Provide best practice example and open source tools for replication

Creative and Cultural Sectors Industries Data Observatory

Technical Features

Reprex | Documentation


  • FAIR metadata: Dublin Core & DataCite referential metadata. Our dataset R software package is under review in rOpenSci and will be added to the rOpenGov ecosystem. It will greatly facilitate the automatic release of any research output from the R statistical system.
  • Integration to FigShare and Zenodo for automated releases and publications.

Web 3.0


  • supported with optional, open source APIs to retrieve the data
  • supported with RDF serialization


Dissemination Support

  • support automated publishing and releasing of data, visualizations, newsletters, and long-form documentation in auto-refreshing websites, blogposts, or articles, or even books.
  • develop an ecosystem of open source software that helps the professional collection, processing, documentation of data conforming the Data Governance Act, and supporting data sharing and data altruism.

Research Automation

Research automation

  • support research automation



LinkedIn: Daniel Antal - Digital Music Observatory