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A great summit!

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It’s always a fantastic experience to share projects, passions, and research with an international community, and every time I attend the summit I find again the energy and enthusiasm I know will sustain me throughout the year.

Thanks to the presence of leading experts and researchers from all over the world I was able to get up to speed with what was happening in the field and understand that our Open Memory project is definitely on the right track (I still can’t believe we won the grand prize!).

Just a few days ago we received notice that two of our funding requests to the CDEC (Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Center) were accepted so we have the great opportunity to carry on the work that began in 2012 thanks to the collaboration between the CDEC and regesta.exe (the company I work for); this funding will enable us in the next two years to publish as LOD data content related to the Antifascist Italian Jews (some of them deported) and the Rescued Jews – further recomposing the scattered Jewish family.

I can find nothing wrong with our summit. It’s lack of hierarchy and informal sessions made for a very interactive meeting. With its mix of cross-LAM topics and very smart people willing to share, the learning doesn’t end when the summit does, but continues throughout the year.

I close with the hope to organize, with my friend and colleague Cristina Pattuelli and her staff, the next LODLAM Summit in Italy….

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