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Artsdata Databus API

An API that acts as a gateway between the outside world and the Artsdata Triplestore.

Artsdata Databus Service

The Artsdata Databus is primarily used to store metadata on RDF files hosted by 3rd parties so they can be automatically loaded into the triple store.

See documentation on the Artsdata Databus API

The Databus breaks existing pipelines into individual components that together form a decentralized, but centrally coordinated data network.

Rules when using the Databus service:

Artsdata Databus SHACL validation reports

A SHACL validation service is available to test datasets prior to upload to the Artsdata Databus. This RESTful API service receives parameters for the SHACL file to apply and the data graph to test. Contact Culture Creates for access to this service.


Uploading data to the Database API requires secure authentication. Culture Creates is testing WebID as a novel way to identify and authenticate users. WebID has the advantage of enabling the user to be the main authority of their data. Authentication is done with the user’s own secure key. In comparison to other services like Facebook Login, LinkedIn or OpenID, wuth WebID the user is the owner of their data and of the secure key and therefore their own authority. The WebID workflow uses public/private key cryptography and client certificate authorization to establish secure, authenticated HTTPS connections. See for more info.