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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
The PoliMedia project linked the minutes of the debates in the Dutch Parliament (Dutch Hansard) to the databases of historical newspapers and ANP radio bulletins to allow cross-media analysis of coverage in a uniform search interface that can be visited via www.polimedia.nl. Continue reading →
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!
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.
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.
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:
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.