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Case Study in Innovation: Edinburgh Festivals’ API

This case study presented for AmbITion Scotland by Hannah Rudman summarises the development of the Edinburgh Summer Festivals’ API, and its impact on app developers, festival audiences and the festivals themselves. A project of Festivals Edinburgh’s Festivalslab, it was one of the first large scale open data initiatives in the arts, cultural, and heritage sectors and heralded a new wave of sector organisations reassessing the more intangible value of their data and opening it up to each other and different sectors, such as digital and interactive, for new uses.