WA Open Data

The State Library publishes datasets created from bibliographic data stored in its catalogues, digitised heritage data from the collections and statistical data collected as part of library operations.  Several data sets have been made available on the data.wa.gov.au website.

These datasets are:

  • Western Australian Biographical index and subsets 
  • Western Australian Newspapers 
  • WWI Centenary Project 
  • In Memoriam Cards 
  • Adopt A Soldier  
  • Western Australian Public Library Network 
  • State Library of Western Australia digital photographic collection 
  • Krantz & Sheldon Architectural images 
  • Lands & Surveys Historic Map Series Western Australia 

The datasets are released under a Creative Commons Attribution License (cc-by).  Anyone is welcome to make use of these datasets for research, visualisation, re-telling WA stories and anything else you can think of. Please share the results with us if you do.  Here are some ways State Library's data has been used so far:

Contact the State Library’s Data and Discovery team to request further datasets, to show us what you have built or give feedback on the sets currently on offer.  

Last updated on: 11 Jan 2017