1. Ingrid Mason

    Pop-Up LODLAM at THATCamp Brisvegas

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    Pop-ups are for LODLAM events and not only for café, shops, restaurants or exhibitions! A pop-up LODLAM will happen at the THATCamp in Brisbane on Saturday 25th August 2012. For more details see the THATCamp Brisbane website and make sure if you’re keen to be part of the LODLAM pop-up, ideally you register. The good bit about registering is you also get lunch catered for.   The THATCamp Brisbane organisers invite digital arts and humanities researchers and professionals in the GLAM sector to join in and participate in the unconference. The pop-up LODLAM at the THATCamp follows on from the two LODLAM events run in Melbourne with the support of Eleanor Whitworth (Culture Victoria) and Ely Wallis (Museum Victoria). At both Melbourne LODLAM events, Conal Tuohy has attended to talk about linked open data, and more recently how linked open data might work on the “HuNI” (Humanities Networked Infrastructure) virtual laboratory project, funded by NeCTAR in Australia. The HuNI project website is in the process of being filled and the Trac/wiki working site is up, called Apidictor which may be interesting to follow if people want to see a humanities linked open data project in action. Conal Tuohy will be...
  2. Laura Akerman

    LOD-LAM Zotero group sponsored by DLF

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    I’d like to call your attention to the LOD-LAM Zotero Group, sponsored by the Digital Library Federation, and invite you to check it out, bookmark it and/or get the RSS feed, and most importantly, contribute to it! https://www.zotero.org/groups/lod-lam (click on “Group Library” to see everything) This is an online bibliography/webliography of linked data resources (articles, blog posts, tutorials and books, videos and podcasts, events, standards, sites for vocabularies, projects, data sources, software and web-based tools, and more…) of interest to the library, archive and museum community. Chelcie Rowell of the DLF is overseeing the progress of this site, and a group from the ALA Linked Library Data Interest Group (Laura Akerman, Nicole Colovos, Kevin Clair, Corey Harper and Karen Coyle) have been working to seed it with some useful material (just a taste – we know there’s more out there!), and figure out some basic organization to start. Is your linked-data-related article, project, tutorial, vocabulary, or the software you’re using or wrote in there?  If not, please add it! Particularly valuable would be information about tools (web-based and software), including your own notes about your experience if you’re using something.    Keeping up with the “good stuff” is more than one...
  3. Ingrid Mason

    Melbourne LODLAM event, lightning talks and more

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    The Melbourne LODLAM event is shaping up. Put a slot in your diary for Tuesday 17th April! The day will start with a series of lightning talks (5-10 mins) from people active in the field (including Mia Ridge @mia_out) and move to a structured discussion around practical applications in the Victorian and National context (including collaboration around WWI/ANZAC material). More details to come closer to the date. Lightning talks are being arranged. For those that have projects being worked on, please get in touch with Eleanor Whitworth @elewhitworth – the more the merrier! Session details are: 9.30am – 1.00pm (lunch provided) Date: Tuesday 17th April Place: Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens RSVP: 10th April: Eleanor Whitworth, Senior Arts Officer/Content Curator, Culture Victoria (Monday – Wednesday) Email: eleanor[dot]whitworth[at]dpc[dot]vic[dot]gov[dot]au or @elewhitworth
  4. Ingrid Mason

    Canberra LODLAM minibar – Tuesday 27 March 2012

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    Australian politics might dominate the landscape in Canberra during the day and politicians swell the bars in the evening, but linked open data helps anyone to make good connections! rain + night + driving | swirling thoughts | CC by-nc 2.0 The Canberra Linked Open Data – Libraries, Archives Museums (LODLAM) minibar will be held on Tuesday 27th March, 2012 from 5.30-6.30pm. We will meet in the Fellows Bar and Cafe, University House at the Australian National University. Those local to Canberra and in the library, archives, museum and gallery world of metadata and web development, or gov2 enthusiasts or those attending the Australasian Digital Humanities 2012 conference may wish to find peers and interested in attending the lodlam minibar. The Fellows Bar at University House is about 5 minutes walk from the Shine Dome (where the conference is being held). The event is a means to: Get to know each other – let’s all get a drink from the bar and we do some introductions Get some shared understanding – let’s collate some information about what people are doing, ask questions and do some quick brain storming lodlam attendees may like to head out to dinner to continue the...
  5. Ingrid Mason

    LODLAM Australian Style

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    So what is LODLAM Australian style? Does it mean our linked open data will have a particular twang that we all know and love? Will a fantastic dictionary of Australian slang finally impart to the world of searchers and researchers the cultural subtleties between saying AC/DC or acker dacker; or enable people to understand that when you say someone was wearing bathers, swimmers, budgie smugglers or togs – it meant that they were wearing a swim suit? Oh… the joys and that’s just the slang, of amazing connections linked open data is going to offer. Think about all the different (but almost similar) ways events, places, object, and people are referred to – it’s so spooky possums – it can make a girl dizzy! Bondi Swimming Club by Tom Holbrook | CC BY NC SA 2.0 In November last year DigitalNZ hosted a LOD-LAM summit in Wellington, New Zealand. There was a small contingent of Aussies over in Wellington for the National Digital Forum that stayed on for a day to attend the summit. It was a day of great exchange and collective understanding, and better, some rattling of chains into action. The word is that WWI and ANZACs are...
  6. Jon Voss

    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”...
  7. Jon Voss

    LODLAM on the Radio

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    Mia Ridge was featured on the September 27 Outriders radio show, “BBC Radio 5 live’s programme dedicated to exploring the frontiers of the web.” In addition to giving a rundown on what Linked Open Data in libraries, archives, and museums entails, she was also able to promote the upcoming LODLAM-London meetup with Open Knowledge Foundation, and the Metadata Licensing Clinic. You can download the podcast or stream it here, just look for the 27 September show, “Linked to Relaxation.”
  8. Jon Voss

    Intro to LODLAM talk: Live from the Smithsonian

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    The Smithsonian Institution hosted a day of LODLAM on September 16, 2011, including the presentation, An Introduction to Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums. The talk was webcast live and archived thanks to the generous support of the Smithsonian CTO Series. I’d also like to thank Effie Kapsalis for her amazing organizing efforts around the events, the many staff at the Smithsonian who helped make this a reality, and a great group of participants. Below are the slides. Both the video presentation and the slides are available as CC BY for you to use as you see fit. Intro to Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives & Museums. View more presentations from Jon Voss
  9. Jon Voss

    LODLAM-NZ

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    I’m very excited to announce LODLAM-NZ, Thursday Dec. 1, in Wellington, NZ. This event is being hosted by DigitalNZ, with the support of this year’s New Zealand National Digital Forum.  I’ll be there, together with several other delegates from various global LODLAM meetings and we’re very excited to continue expanding the conversations that are happening around the world, and learn from the many amazing initiatives coming out of New Zealand. From the registration site (register now, only 50 total spots available!), thanks to Andy Neale: LODLAM is an initiative that explores Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, Museums (LODLAM) and the cultural sector in general. This LODLAM-NZ event builds upon the findings and sessions of the International LODLAM Summit in San Francisco, held earlier in the year. It is an event that is suitable for both practitioners, and people interested in learning more. We are also excited to announce that Jon Voss, who organised the first LODLAM event in San Francisco, is planning to attend with other founding participants. This event is free, but spaces are limited to 50 particpants, so please register your interest. LODLAM-NZ is being hosted by DigitalNZ, and is being held the day after this year’s National Digital Forum with...
  10. Jon Voss

    LODLAM-LON

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    From the fabulous Mia Ridge, who is organizing this event, hosted by Open Knowledge Foundation: Open data in cultural heritage (LODLAM-London) 6 Oct. 2011. Register now: http://lodlamlon11.eventbrite.com/ What? A meetup for people interested in the applications of linked and open data for cultural heritage. Building on earlier ‘linking museums‘ and London #OpenData (#opendataLDN) meetups, this event is an opportunity to think more widely about Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives and Museums (LODLAM) and bring together a wider community of people interested in open data. It will focus on the success stories for open data in cultural heritage (with a nod to the barriers to publishing usable open data). We’ll have some interesting speakers with short talks on their work with open data in cultural heritage, including Paul Rowe, Joint CEO at Vernon Systems in New Zealand, and potentially Leif Isaksen, who could share his experiences with the Google Ancient Places (GAP) and PELAGIOS projects. We’ll also have small discussion sessions to think creatively about how we can overcome the barriers. We want to gather together success stories for open data projects, and address the issues that limit the publication of open data in cultural institutions. Who? You! If you’re...