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  1. Corey A Harper

    Vendor Engagement in Linked Data


    Many of us are here from large organizations with substantive research and development budgets, or from smaller organizations that have found external, short term funding for experimentation with LOD application development. However, I would wager that most of our instiutitions rely heavily on vendor supplied infrastructure for operational technology needs. Many institutions are not going to be able to truly participate in the LOD ecosystem until viable vendor solutions are available. Until recently, most vendors have been waiting until they see a clear LOD business opportunity to pursue.

    This proposed session will look at vendor engagement and discuss strategies for influencing vendor development strategies. Possible topics include:

    • Making a business case to your vendor
    • Collecting and presenting customer use cases
    • Working with vendor User Groups
    • Identifying gaps and “quick wins” in current generation software

    We are fortunate to have a number of vendors at LODLAM this year, including Archivematica, Ex Libris, and OCLC. It is possible that they might also be able to help us understand what vendors need from the LODLAM community.

  2. Corey A Harper

    Applied Linked Data


    Much work has been put in on ontology design and data modelling for LAM resources, but until recently there has not been as much discussion of practical applications for publishing or consuming LOD in Libraries, Archives and Museums. This has started to change with the emergence of tools like Canvas, Karma, and many of the 2015 LODLAM Challenge entrants.

    This proposed session will focus on gaps in this tool chain and open questions. Possible topics include:

    • ETL for linked data resources
    • Graph selection and management for application ingest
    • Value vocabulary caching and proxying
    • Graph-based data validation
    • Linked Data “Records” & RDF Sources
    • Linked Data Platform
    • Linked Data Fragments
  3. Dave Clarke

    Session Proposal: Deep Image Indexing using Linked Data



    A vast amount of information is locked away inside visual content.  We can see it but not search it.  We can apply metadata to the whole image but not access its interior content.  OASIS is a new way to access the visual features and conceptual ideas inside images, including ultra high definition images, using Linked Data.  This session can include a quick demo of how the system works and a discussion of the technologies and standards used and challenges encountered and overcome in the process.  The following link has 6 screen shots to illustrate:


  4. Keir Winesmith

    Session Proposal: So you’ve built a collection API, now what?


    Making your data open can be as simple as dumping the data somewhere on the internet. A baby step beyond that is build a simple REST API on top of your data. This approach is becoming more popular within visual arts and design institutions, mainly large ones, with a few really solid Collection APIs out there now. Properly linking this data is the next step, but one almost no institutions take.

    I’ll be offering a sneak peak at the soon to be released SFMOMA Collection API during the LODLAM Summit and asking the question “now what?”

  5. Ingrid Mason

    Research Data Alliance Meetup at Digital Humanities Conference


    What role do digital humanities researchers and digital GLAM folks have to play in the development of global research data infrastructure? An important role according to Bridget Almas (Tufts University).

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    Bridget is a (working member of the Research Data Alliance (RDA)). In a recent email exchange with my Australian National Data Service (ANDS) colleague Stefanie Kethers (also a working member of RDA) and I, she wrote:

    DH researchers ought to be actively engaged in the discussions about and development of solutions to ensure the longevity of the data we produce and on which our research relies. There is no guarantee that RDA will provide all of the answers, but at the moment it is providing a multidisciplinary, global forum for these discussions. For archivists and librarians the value proposition is even stronger, because they are being called on to preserve all of this data. (email 22 June 2015)

    How does this relate to creating, managing, publishing, and reusing linked open data? More broadly in the realms of research data management, and support for digital research outputs and digital scholarship (where LOD is an approach used in the creation of scholarly works and building connections to contextual information such as the underlying data and the authors). Specifically though? DH researchers and GLAM specialists that want to contribute their voice and effort in shaping international practice have an opportunity to shape the development of international research data infrastructure

    Colleagues at the 2015 LODLAM Summit attending the DH conference are encouraged to come to a lunchtime meet up at the conference on Thursday 2nd July 2015, 12.45pm-1.45pm at the EA building (room EA.2.02), UWS Parramatta South campus.

    Image: Trinity of One CC-BY-NC-ND

  6. Robert Warren

    Sunday pre-lodlam: Linked Open Data, the Great War and Beer


    As a follow up to the 2013 LODLAMGreat War, Linked Open Data and [too much] Chinese Food“, there will be another get together on WW1 Linked Open Data sets at the Harts Pub in Sydney, Australia on Sunday the 28th at about 6:30 pm.

    If jet lag has not completely killed you and you are in Sydney early for DH2015 or LODLAM, come and join us for triples, the War and some local microbrews.

  7. Valentine Charles

    Linked Data and bibliographic data: what are the use cases?


    In the current LODLAM landscape, most of the published datasets are metadata describing digital objects. Europeana for instance only publish metada for digital objects. However the report on the digitisation status of cultural heritage in Europe  [1] shows that only 10% of our cultural heritage is current digitised.  The question is should we also spend efforts trying to publish bibliographic data without digital objects as LOD? The European Library [2] for instance has released last year one of the largest library open dataset. However the uses cases and benefits of bringing bibliographic data together are still not clearly defined? How bibliographic data can complement the other datasets? What information is useful?

    Let’s discuss it together!




  8. Valentine Charles

    Linked Open Data around Art


    Creating links between resources has become easier thanks to the creation of big pivot open vocabularies such as VIAF, DBpedia…These vocabularies are easy to find, they are generic enough to be used in different services. But what happen when you want to develop services for a specific domain. How do you find more specific LOD vocabularies and datasets?

    Europeana is currently working on redesigning its portal and developing more thematic access points: the first thematic channel to be developed will be around Art.

    I would like to size the opportunity of the LODLAM to gather resources related to the Art domain, but also discuss how we can better connect our resources.


    How can we better connect our Art related cultural heritage objects? What is needed? What datasets is already available