METRO Awards Travel Stipends to the 2015 LODLAM Summit

by Margo Padilla, Strategic Programs Manager, METRO

METRO is pleased to announce the recipients of its travel stipends to the Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums (LODLAM) summit.

The third international LODLAM Summit will be held June 29-30, 2015 in Sydney, Australia, at the State Library of New South Wales. The Summit is a working meeting focused on forwarding the adoption of Linked Open Data in libraries, archives, and museums, or in digital humanities projects worldwide.

Travel stipends are intended to help defray the cost of travel. The recipients are:

Matt Miller, New York Public Library
“I’m excited to meet with other delegates at 2015 LODLAM to brainstorm and discuss best practices for the application of linked data. I am particularly interested in the remediation of legacy data into high quality linked data and the possibilities for metadata enrichment. I’m also looking forward to sharing what we've been working on at NYPL and learning how other institutions have been using linked open data.”

Cristina Pattuelli, Pratt Institute
“I am incredibly grateful to METRO for their support for my travel to the LODLAM summit in Sydney this June. The summit is the place for researchers and practitioners around the word to share their work and brainstorm on the best ways to “radically open up cultural heritage data”, to quote LODLAM co-founder Jon Voss. I look forward to exchanging ideas with colleagues on how to expand our linked data work in the performing arts. This year the organizers have timed the Summit to coincide with the annual Digital Humanities conference so I anticipate lots of interesting synergies and exciting collaborations.”

Congratulations to the stipend recipients! We are glad to be able to support these delegates and we look forward to hearing more from them when they return.