Mia is still looking for a few good speakers, as well.
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Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 5:14 PM Subject: [LOD-LAM] Open data in cultural heritage (LODLAM-London), October 6th To: [hidden email]
I thought you might be interested in this LODLAM-ish event in London,
'Open data in cultural heritage' (info below). You can get free
tickets at http://lodlamlon11.eventbrite.com. Europeana's
'EuropeanaTech' event will have been the day before, so I'm sure we
can also report back on any developments there.
Also, if you can think of anyone who'd make a good speaker, let me
know! I figure this group will know people who can speak for five
minutes on their open data projects - I'm particularly interested in
people who've run successful projects in cultural heritage
institutions, or created something that has changed how a LAM thinks
about open data.
A meetup for people interested in the applications of linked and open
data for cultural heritage.
Building on earlier 'linking museums' and London #OpenData
(#opendataLDN) meetups, this event is an opportunity to think more
widely about Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives and Museums
(LODLAM) and bring together a wider community of people interested in
open data. It will focus on the success stories for open data in
cultural heritage (with a nod to the barriers to publishing usable
We'll have some interesting speakers with short talks on their work
with open data in cultural heritage, including Paul Rowe, Joint CEO at
Vernon Systems in New Zealand, and potentially Leif Isaksen, who could
share his experiences with the Google Ancient Places (GAP) and
We'll also have small discussion sessions to think creatively about
how we can overcome the barriers. We want to gather together success
stories for open data projects, and address the issues that limit the
publication of open data in cultural institutions.
You! If you're interested in using or publishing open cultural data
and want to help getting better data out there for people to use... Or
if you work with a cultural institution and are curious to know why
people care so much, have experience to share, or want to know how
open data might help your organisation, we'd love you to come along to
find out more.
Thanks to the Open Knowledge Foundation we have a great space at the
Centre for Creative Collaboration (#c4cc), 16 Acton Street, London,
WC1X 9NG [map and directions].