The Third International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums Summit is made possible by generous support from the following sponsors. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please see our sponsorship packages.

Hosting Sponsor

State Library of New South Wales The State Library of New South Wales is the hosting sponsor for the international Linked Open Data: Libraries, Archives, Museums summit in 2015. The striking sandstone Mitchell Library building, part of the State Library of New South Wales complex, is a wonderful and appropriate setting for global experts in cultural heritage information and linked data to meet. The Library’s extraordinary collections are without peer, documenting the heritage of European Australia and Oceania. By building, preserving and delivering its collections, including today’s born digital materials, the Library enables Australians to interrogate our past and imagine our future.

In 2013 the Library commenced its ten year $50 million Digital Excellence Program, funded by the NSW Government. The program is enabling the Library to digitise its most iconic, at risk and highly valued research collections as well as undertaking a complete renewal of the Library’s underlying infrastructure and systems. This project will transform the Library from one of Australia’s most respected and valued libraries to a library internationally renowned for digital excellence. In June 2014 the State Library launched its open data service by making an API to its collection data available, and publishing collection data to download using a Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 AU licence.

For more information on our host for 2015 visit: sl.nsw.gov.au

Presenting Sponsors

Linking Sponsors

Digital Humanities 2015 The annual international Digital Humanities conference will next be held in Sydney, Australia 29 June – 3 July 2015. This will be the first time that conference (the annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations – ADHO) is being held outside of Europe and North America in its 26-year history. The theme of Global Digital Humanities acknowledges the field’s expansion worldwide across disciplines, cultures and languages.

Digital Humanities 2015 (DH2015) is hosted by the University of Western Sydney’s Digital Humanities Research Group, a leader in collaborative digital humanities in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference is held in partnership with the State Library of New South Wales and in collaboration with the third International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit.

Intersect Australia Intersect Australia’s mission is: to realise research impact through technology and its portfolio of activities is designed to achieve this. Intersect works closely with the research sector of New South Wales, including universities and public and private sector agencies.
Intersect is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, and owned by its members. Intersect has eleven university members: the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Macquarie University, the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), the University of Newcastle, Southern Cross University, the University of New England, the University of Wollongong, the University of Western Sydney, Charles Sturt University and the University of Canberra.

Intersect Australia the largest full-service eResearch support agency in Australia. Incredible research is realised with that support. Take a few minutes and find out the services the agency provides has supported the data and technology intensive research undertaken by an astrophysicist, a bioinformatician and a chemist. For more information on Intersect Australia: intersect.org.au

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit organization working to develop and maintain essential library services throughout New York City and Westchester County.

METRO’s service is developed and delivered with broad input and support from an experienced staff of library professionals, the organization’s member libraries, an active board of trustees, government representatives and other experts in research and library operations.



Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that provides computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services to more than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories.

OCLC is at the forefront of linked data research and development in the library sector, helping connect researchers, students, businesses and partners to the rich bibliographic data represented in WorldCat and other library sources.  For more information, visit www.oclc.org.


State Records of New South Wales

State Records is the NSW Government’s archives and records management authority. We manage the NSW State archives collection and set the rules and provide guidance on the management of official records. State Records is the main provider of public data in NSW (via the NSW State archives collection, the Digital State archive, OpenGov NSW and Data NSW) and we seek to maximise the value of that resource by making it accessible, open, useable, and interlinked.


Ex Libris

Ex Libris Group is a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials—print, electronic, and digital.

Dedicated to developing the market’s most inventive and creative solutions, Ex Libris leads the way in defining and designing efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of academic, research, and national libraries today, enabling them to transition into the future. See more information.


Supporting Sponsors

The Wellcome Library, part of the Wellcome Trust, is one the world’s major resources for the study of medical history.  We also offer a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.

The Library is currently developing a world-class online resource for the history of medicine by digitising a substantial proportion of its holdings and making the content freely available on the web.  In addition, some of the tools we have developed to render digital content – such as our digital asset player, and timeline application – have been released under an open source licence and can be freely downloaded from https://github.com/wellcomelibrary .  The Library is also interested in linked open data and has initiated a project to expose all its metadata as LOD.

Further information about the Library, its collections and projects can be found at: http://wellcomelibrary.org

Further information about the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health by supporting bright minds in science, the humanities and social sciences, and public engagement, can be found at: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk

The Getty is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and the Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations in California, USA: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

In 2013 the Getty launched the Open Content Program to make available, without restriction, as many of the Getty’s resources as possible. The first resources to be released under this initiative were high resolution images from both the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute. 2014 saw the beginning of the project to release the four Getty Vocabularies as Linked Open Data: the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) ®, the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) ®, the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) ®, and the Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA) ®. Current projects to publish the next set of Getty resources as Linked Open Data are underway: collection data from the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Provenance Index ® databases, and AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature.


Synaptica produces enterprise software applications for: building and managing taxonomies and crosswalks; designing and deploying knowledge organization systems and Linked Data ontologies; annotating, indexing and enriching content; and optimizing search, navigation and discovery.

Synaptica sponsors numerous educational outreach projects for Library and Information Science departments and the Dublin Core Linked Data for Professional Education (LD4PE) project. Their blog and social media links are: www.synapticacentral.com www.facebook.com/synapticallc and twitter.com/synaptica

Netherland Institute for Sound and Vision

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is an advanced and trendsetting audiovisual archive that has successfully made its way into the digital realm. It maintains and provides access to 70 per cent of the Dutch audiovisual heritage, comprising approximately 800,000 hours of television, radio, music and film and web video, making Sound and Vision one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe.

Sound and Vision has made available thousands of hours of archive footage online for various end-user services, including dedicated services for the creative industries, education and research. New approaches to annotation, semantic interoperability and dynamic contextualization of the collections are amongst the core research topics of the research agenda of the institute. More: www.beeldengeluid.nl/en/blog and @benglabs

State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland plays a lead role in serving all Queenslanders, through state-wide library services and partnerships with over 340 public libraries, including 23 Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs). Founded in 1896, we have become a bold and adventurous 21st century library driven by a commitment to access for all. SLQ belongs to the people of Queensland. It is an inclusive and welcoming place for all, a trusted source for information, and a place for intellectual freedom, a cornerstone of democracy and custodian of Queensland’s memory. SLQ is a ‘knowledge bank’ and vital community resource, as much a physical as well as a virtual place for sharing, learning, collaborating, and creation. As a community hub for democracy in action, here everyone is encouraged to have a voice.

State Library of Queensland supports open access to information and ideas as a key enabler for a strong, well-informed and innovative society. In October 2012, the Queensland Government announced an “open data revolution” aiming to release as much public sector information as possible to encourage the development of innovative services and solutions for Queenslanders. SLQ has contributed to this agenda by releasing data to the Queensland Government and Australian Government data portals. In addition we have donated nearly 50 000 images to Wikimedia Commons and are active contributors to The Commons on Flickr, the Internet Archive, and Historypin.

More about SLQ at www.slq.qld.gov.au

Media Sponsors

SemanticWeb.com is the voice of Semantic Technology and Linked Data business. It is the leading source for news and information about Semantic Technologies and the people and companies working with them today. Industry news, case studies and practical applications, company and product announcements, job postings, opinion, webcasts, podcasts, and a community-run Q&A platform called “Answers” are all found at SemanticWeb.com.


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