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Below, you’ll find all of the latest news and goings on in the LODLAM community, including upcoming events, published reports, etc. You can also keep an eye on #LODLAM on the Twitter stream below and to the right.


LODLAM Resources

You can find resources about LODLAM in the full resources page. Here you can find archived talks, presentations, and articles to get up to speed on Linked Open Data with a particular emphasis on libraries, archives, and museums.



Save the date for the 3rd International LODLAM Summit, taking place in Sydney, June 29-30, 2015. More details available in the coming weeks.

  1. Anne Gaynor

    Seeking LODLAM Workshop Leaders 2015-16

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    We’re seeking volunteers to run workshops at a number of key conferences throughout 2015-16 designed to teach the basics of Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums. In doing so, we hope to strengthen a growing community of practitioners willing and able to build upon shared cultural heritage and scientific data. The expectation is that we can assemble and share the workshop plans and content to enable more and more people to host and teach them over time.

    In particular, we’re looking for people to teach tools in 1.5 hr sessions with real data that address the following 4 categories:

    • Big picture view: Introduce the basic concepts of LODLAM integrating examples of what people are already doing with it.
    • Cleaning: Use Open Refine to clean and reconcile datasets to make them more usable for the public.
    • Publishing: Demonstrate ways that people can publish datasets in the library/archive/museum space – from publishing CSV’s and posting datasets in Github to rdf’izing in Open Refine or using triplestores.
    • Reusing and Building: Teach SPARQL as well as open source tools used to visualize single or multiple collections.

    Let us know if you can help by filling out a workshop leader volunteer interest form: http://tinyurl.com/lodlamworkshops

    Please contact Jon Voss (jon.voss@shiftdesign.org.uk), Ethan Gruber (ewg4xuva@gmail.com), or Anne Gaynor (amgaynor1@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

  2. Dave Clarke

    Session Idea: Deep Image Indexing using Linked Data

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    A vast amount of information is locked away inside visual content.  We can see it but not search it.  We can apply metadata to the whole image but not access its interior content.  OASIS is a new way to access the visual features and conceptual ideas inside images, including ultra high definition images, using Linked Data.  This session can include a quick demo of how the system works and a discussion of the technologies and standards used and challenges encountered and overcome in the process.  The following link has 6 screen shots to illustrate: Deep Image Indexing as Linked Data