Latest News

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 4th International LODLAM Summit, taking place in Venice, June 28-29, 2017. More details available in the coming weeks.

  1. MJ Suhonos

    LODLAMTO Workshop Registration Now Open


    The Linked Open Data in Cultural Heritage Workshop (#LODLAMTO) is a two-day event taking place on May 12-13, 2016 at Ryerson University (map) and York University (May 13) in Toronto. It’s a great opportunity to learn and get some practical experience with Linked Open Data.

    The first day is focused on training workshops with a track for beginners and another track for participants with more experience. During the second day participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics of interest, give short presentations and work together with data.

    We hope that this event with help foster a LODLAM community in Canada. Please join us!

    Workshop programme, registration details and info available on website:

  2. Anne Gaynor

    Seeking LODLAM Workshop Leaders 2015-16


    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:

    Please contact Jon Voss (, Ethan Gruber (, or Anne Gaynor ( if you have any questions.