Challenge

2015 LODLAM Challenge

Creating demonstrable use cases that leverage Linked Open Data in libraries, archives and museums, and including digital humanities projects.

The LODLAM Challenge will highlight data visualizations, tools, mashups, meshups, and all types of use cases for Linked Open Data in libraries, archives, and museums. Challenge participants will register for a single heat held during the Australian fall.

Thanks to the support of all of the Summit sponsors funds can be provided for finalists to participate in the Challenge at the 2015 LODLAM Summit.

Challenge Details

Heat

Opens 9th March 2015, closes 20th April 2015. 5 finalists will be selected from this heat, no later than 30th April 2015.

Awards

Each finalist will be awarded up to 2 delegate seats at the Summit and up to USD$2,000 in travel funds to come to Sydney. The five finalists will have five minutes each to pitch their project in a Challenge lightning round at the Summit and to a panel of judges who will choose winning teams for the following LODLAM prizes:

2015 LODLAM Open Data Prize

A winner will be awarded this USD$1,000 prize w​here making cultural heritage material openly available has been a core aspect of a linked open data project. Synaptica has provided sponsorship for the prize and contributed towards travel support for all 5 Challenge finalists.

2015 LODLAM Multimedia Prize

A winner will be awarded this USD$1,000 prize w​here making multimedia material openly available has been a core aspect of a linked open data project. The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision has provided sponsorship for the prize and contributed towards travel support for all 5 Challenge finalists.

2015 LODLAM Grand Prize

The grand prize is a USD$2,000 cash prize.

Criteria

  • can be private/public partnerships, academic teams, individuals, private companies, non-profits, just about anyone.
  • can be prototypes, mockups, design specs, working models
  • can be tools or processes for a broad GLAM community
  • can innovative ideas that will advance the entire community
  • must have a clearly articulated project goal
  • must utilize open data sets
  • must include a statement about how it’s distributed, what is the IP and how is it held (does not have to be open)
  • will be judged partially on how well the idea is pitched and visualized just like Kickstarter (the idea and marketing, i.e. there will points for style)
  • must clearly describe the problem you’re trying to solve
  • must answer the question: if you win, what is your next step?

Submissions

Video presentation (no longer than 5 min), title, short description (50 word limit).

Optional: long description of any length (can include images, photos, mockups, etc), FAQ section.

Enter a project!

You will need to supply some basic details, like your project name, description, any other team members you’re working with, and a photo if you want to use one. Please fill out this form. Projects will be featured on the Summit website.

LODLAM 2015 Sydney, Australia

FAQ

Can I enter more than one project? Yes you can.

Questions

If you have any questions, please email Richard Lehane the 2015 LODLAM Challenge Coordinator.

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