Recapping LOD-LAM-NYC 2012


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On Thursday, February 23, 2012, over 140 people attended a morning plenary focused on linked open data for libraries, archives, and museums in New York City. The morning plenary and afternoon hands-on session were co-organized by METRO, NYPL Labs, and NYU, and featured the following: 

  • A Panel Discussion and Q&A with Todd Carter (Tagasauris), Corey Harper (NYU Libraries), Evan Sandhaus (NY Times Research & Development) Seth van Hooland (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Erik Mannes (Ghent University - IBBT),  and Rebecca Guenther (Library Consultant, formerly Library of Congress).

  • “Free Your Metadata - Why it matters”: presentation by Seth van Hooland (Université Libre de Bruxelles) on the importance of metadata quality and the possibilities offered by vocabulary reconciliation.

Video of the proceedings (starts at about 3:00)

Slides available from this morning's session: 

Corey Harper:(The World's Shortest) Linked Library Data Introduction

Rebecca Guenther: LC's Authorities and Vocabularies Web Service: Experimenting with Linked Data

Seth Van Hooland and Erik Mannens: Free Your Metadata: Why It Matters

Up Next: 

METRO's Digitization Special Interest Group will be holding a session on March 7 on "Semantic Technologies & Linked Data for Digitized Collections." While registration for that session is at capacity, we will be making the video available after the session. 

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