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  1. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Dutch Ships and Sailors


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    Title: Dutch Ships and Sailors
    Team: DSS

    Short Description

    The Dutch Ships and Sailors project brings together multiple Dutch maritime historical datasets retrieved from multiple archives. We use Linked Open Data for representing and interlinking the data resulting into one interoperable but heterogeneous datacloud. Experts and laypeople can browse, search and query this network of ships and sailors online.
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  2. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Falstaff


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    Title: Falstaff
    Team: Shaul Zevin

    Short Description

    Falstaff implements a novel approach to file format identification based on machine learning techniques.

    I would like to promote the following ideas by using Falstaff platform:

    • Expose http://fileformats.archiveteam.org/ ontology as RDF graph.
    • Provide novel digital signatures computed by Falstaff to other identification tools via open linked data interface.
    • Enrich digital signatures with relations such as superset and equality.
    • Provide format samples for a big number of formats as WEB resources.
    • Extend format identification ontology toward identification tools benchmark creation by using public corpora.

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  3. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: CORE Contextual Reader


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    Title: CORE Contextual Reader
    Team: CORE

    Short Description

    CORE is a contextual reader application that utilizes configurable Linked Data vocabularies to support reading in unfamiliar domains. CORE works by providing the reader with e.g. descriptions, pictures, and maps of unfamiliar concepts. Serendipidous discovery of related knowledge is also supported by linking in resources from configurable repositories.
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  4. Ingrid Mason

    Staying in Sydney


    So you want to organise where you are going to stay? The organisers have sorted out some local accommodation at a good rate. An easy train ride from the airport, close to the harbour and some wee bars and cafes, a couple of blocks from the main drag and a stroll to the State Library of New South Wales.

    See the Local Info page for the details and as it says: get in quick!

    The Travelodge Wynyard hotel is near to Wynyard station. Just so you know, Wynyard station has a little bit of industrial heritage charm. Riding wooden escalators is no longer a common experience. For those of you that do venture into the city this way might like to glance down and enjoy the rumbling sounds.

  5. Ingrid Mason

    Boom Tish!


    We’ve been taking in applications and have a growing list of people from all about the world coming to the 2015 LODLAM Summit. Folks working in universities, libraries, museums, archives, galleries, libraries and library information science and digital humanities researchers. People from Australia, New Zealand, USA, England, Canada, Italy, and Taiwan are coming to talk about linked open data, hack, debate, and generally have a great time. Check out the growing delegates list and if you want to come, there are still spaces to apply for.

    The Geotaggers' World Atlas #27: Sydney | Eric Fischer & OpenStreetMap | CC by-sa 2.0

    We have our wonderful sponsors to thank for coming on board, and working with us to make the Summit happen. Soon, very soon, we’ll be launching a technical challenge.

  6. Ingrid Mason

    Let’s twist again


    Whether you’re at a rave or throwing shapes on your own lounge floor. There are times it is impossible to stop moving and times to stop and to catch your breath. Well as summer hit the northern part of this world, the LODLAM community has been twisting it out on the dance floor.

    LODLAM training delivered at SemTech (19 August 2014)

    What a line up!? There are reasons to get teleporting sorted out and this was one of them for those of us that couldn’t make it to SemTech. Jon has given an insight to the day’s events and has posted the slides and videos of talks (and I’ve relisted the talks here too).

    Publishing, Sharing, and Opening

    • Sylvia Southwick and Cory Lampert, UNLV, Librarians’ adventure into LODLAM
    • Eric Lease Morgan, Notre Dame, Publishing LOD with a bent toward archivists (post)
    • Rob Sanderson, Stanford, International Image Interoperability Framework and JSON-LD (slides)
    • Richard Wallis, OCLC, Worldcat, Works, and Schema.org (slides)

    Discovery, Visualization, and Reuse

    • Eetu Mäkelä, Aalto University School of Science, What to do with Linked Data?
    • Ethan Gruber, American Numismatic Society, 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes (slides)
    • Jarek Wlkiewicz & Shawn Simister, Google, Making Freebase Mashups
    • Duane Degler & Neal Johnson, Design for Context, Now What? Creating Innovative LODLAM Sites & Apps (slides)


    More Linked Open Data fora for GLAMs

    There are fora been and coming that it will be worth following discussions on:

    Probably there are more, additions welcome!

    For the curious, yes, the inspiration for this post came from Chubby Checker. That man can move!

  7. Ingrid Mason

    Two conversations


    Great ideas, often start with incidental conversations. It is really gratifying to be able to reveal that a chat with Jon Voss and a series of email exchanges with Paul Arthur, has led to the 2015 international LODLAM summit being held in Sydney and a working partnership with the digital humanities folks behind the Digital Humanities conference. The timing of the two events is no coincidence though. A big thanks goes from me to Paul for initiating the idea of aligning the two events. It then got even more interesting, and that’s when the State Library of New South Wales, came on board as the hosting sponsors, thanks to Richard Neville and Maggie Patton. We have had the pleasure of working with Maggie, Richard and a couple more colleagues at the State Library of New South Wales (Kathryn Barwick, Mylee Joseph and Rod Higgins on a THATCamp in Sydney last year.

    More widely, there has been some LOD in the Australian GLAM sector and that’s thanks to the drive and enthusiasm of a few more people: Eleanor Whitworth from Culture Victoria, Tim Sherratt from the National Library of Australia and Ely Wallis from Museum Victoria. Better yet, there has been plenty of action on the global LODLAM front to get up to speed with. For those with an interest in what’s been happening in Europe please take a look at recent LODLAM case studies from European libraries: the British Library, the National Library of France, Cambridge University Library, the National Library of the Netherlands, Kings College London Archives, the National Library of Spain, the German National Library, and the Research Libraries of the UK (RLUK) linked open data hackathon. There’s likely more out there, and I hope in the comments or in further posts, we’ll get more information out there to the LODLAM community. Check the LODLAM Google Group archives too.

    We will be looking forward to seeing some familiar and new faces downunder in 2015.