1. Jon Voss

    Announcing LODLAM Summit 2013

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    In this video, I speak with our hosts in Montreal about the 2013 LODLAM Summit which will be held at BanQ in Montreal June 19-20, 2013; and Rachel Frick introduces the LODLAM Challenge, which is open now.  We will begin taking delegate applications around October 1st, so stay tuned.
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    CNI: Linked Data for Libraries Presentation

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    CNI: Linked Data for Libraries: Why Should We Care? Where Should We Start? from CNI Video Channel on Vimeo. Jennifer Bowen Assistant Dean, Information Management Services University of Rochester Philip E. Schreur Head, Metadata Department Stanford University Project Briefing Session Linked Data for Libraries: Why Should We Care? Where Should We Start? Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2012 Membership Meeting April 2-3, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland
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    Linked Open Data at Museums and the Web

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    I’m excited to say that this year’s Museums and the Web features four published papers on Linked Open Data as well as a workshop for getting your hands dirty with data. My paper, Radically Open Cultural Heritage Data on the Web is kind of a wrap-up of the year’s work promoting LODLAM, examining our goals (which included making Linked Open Data a topic of conversation at global conferences–win!) and methodologies, as well as the road ahead. Sharing cultural heritage the linked open data way – everyone’s invited Johan Oomen, Marieke van Erp, Lotte Belice Baltussen, The Netherlands Using an RDF Data Pipeline to Implement Cross Collection Search David Henry, USA Linking European Television Heritage Nikolaos Simou, Vassilis Tzouvaras, Nasos Drosopoulos, Jean-Pierre EVAIN, Johan Oomen, Marco Rendina, Italy Your ticket to the Linked Data cloud : a hands-on approach for bringing your museum metadata into the Linked Data Cloud with the help of Google Refine Carlos Arroyo, Australia (with hat tip to Seth van Hooland and www.freeyourmetadata.org)
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    LODLAM-NYC

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    I’m very excited to pass on the announcement of an upcoming event put together by Corey Harper, Jason Kucsma and Ben Vershbow. From Corey: Please note that the smaller afternoon session has already filled up there is now a wait list, but we still have slots open for the morning plenary session. http://www.metro.org/en/art/488/ Best, -Corey *** LOD-LAM-NYC: A Day of Linked Data Discussion & Activities for the NY Metropolitan Area Thurs, Feb 23, 9:00am-6:00pm There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. Following the success of the LOD-LAM Summit (http://lod-lam.net/summit/) in June, 2011, discussions of Cultural Heritage Linked Data have continued at a variety of Regional LOD-LAM (Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums) events. These events, characterized by their “Unconference” style and focus on cutting edge Semantic Web technologies, have continued to further the goals defined in the World Wide Web Consortiums Library Linked Data Incubator Report and the various outputs of the Stanford Linked Data Workshop. Continuing this conversation, we would like to announce LOD-LAM-NYC, two related events that add up to a day of Linked Data discussions for the Cultural Heritage Sector in the NY Metropolitan Area on February 23, 2012. The event will be comprised of two separate sessions, a morning plenary, and a smaller afternoon “hands-on”...
  5. Jon Voss

    Recently Published Reports

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    I’ve just seen two recently published reports that will certainly be of interest and thought I’d share here: The Stanford Linked Data Workshop Technology Plan. “If instantiated at several institutions, will demonstrate to end users the value of the Linked Data approach to recording machine operable facts about the products of teaching, learning, and research. The most noteworthy advantage of the Linked Open Data approach is that it allows the recorded facts , in turn, to become the basis for new discovery environments.” Personally, I love their push for CC0 and I also really liked the push to publish early and often and not wait until things are perfect, with recommended workflows. [Thanks to Jerry Persons for feeding input from the LODLAM Summit into the Stanford working group and to this technology plan. Thanks Rachel Frick for flagging this with #LODLAM on Twitter] Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives, Berlin, Sept.29, 2011. Fantastic collection of papers from this workshop, and a really good preface that summarizes the meeting, each of the papers, and the growing presence of Linked Data in libraries, archives and museums. [thanks Johan Oomen for flagging this with #LODLAM on Twitter]
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    LODLAM-NZ Round Up

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    The following was cross posted on the Open Knowledge Foundation blog on 12/20/2011. I recently traveled to Wellington, New Zealand to take part in the National Digital Forum of New Zealand (#ndf2011), which was held at the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa. Following the conference, the amazing team at Digital NZ hosted and organized a Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums unconference (#lodlam). The two events were well attended by Kiwis as well as a large number of international attendees from Australia, and a few from as far as the US, UK and Germany. When it comes to innovative digital initiatives in cultural heritage, the rest of the world has been looking to New Zealand and Australia for some time. Federated metadata exchanges and search has been happening across institutions in projects like Digital NZ and Trove. I was able to learn more about the Digital NZ APIs as well as those from Museum Victoria, Powerhouse Museum, and State Records New South Wales. In fact, the remarkable proliferation of APIs in Australasia has allowed us to consider the possibilities of Linked Open Data to harvest and build upon data held in databases in multiple institutions. Given the extent to which tools for opening access to data...
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    LODLAM SF Summit Raw Session Notes

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    Thanks to Kris Carpenter Negulescu and the team at the Internet Archive, as well as Asa Letourneau, we’re adding an archive of session notes recorded on easel pads during the SF Summit. The images are available through the Public Record Office Victoria Flickr set, and you can also download a Word Doc or .rtf version of the transcriptions. The latter are numbered, though I don’t think we’ve mapped the images to the numbered transcriptions, which may be helpful.