1. 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...
  2. 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”...
  3. Jerry Persons

    Linked data workshop at Stanford

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    Early releases of information about the Workshop in late June include: Ed Summer’s blog post Owen Stephens summary of presentation at JISC EXPO (June 11-12) Slides for that presentation Of note is the recent Linked Data and Libraries 2011 at the British Library.  Among the day’s other presentations were: Dame Lynne Brindley’s keynote Phil John’s look at Prism’s linked data infrastructure Antoine Isaac’s update on W3C’s LLDG Neil Wilson’s report on the BL linked-data model for books and Talis Consulting’s overview of the model