Following the success of the LOD-LAM Summit http://lod-lam.net/summit/
in June, 2011, discussions of Cultural Heritage Linked Data have continued at a variety of Regional LOD-LAM (Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums) events. These events, characterized by their "Unconference" style and focus on cutting edge Semantic Web technologies, have continued to further the goals defined in the World Wide Web Consortiums Library Linked Data Incubator Report
and the various outputs of the Stanford Linked Data Workshop
Continuing this conversation, we would like to announce LOD-LAM-NYC, two related events that add up to a day of Linked Data discussions for the Cultural Heritage Sector in the NY Metropolitan Area. The event will be comprised of two separate sessions, a morning plenary, and a smaller afternoon "hands-on" workshop (click here for more info
). Registration is required for each.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Check-in and Networking
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM LOD-LAM Plenary
The morning sessions - located in the South Court Auditorium - will introduce the topic of Linked Open Data, including a high-level discussion of relevant technologies, best practices and current trends. This plenary is intended for a general audience and will feature:
- 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.
This event, co-organized by Metro, The New York Public Library's NYPL Labs, and New York University, sponsored by Metro, and hosted by NYPL, will accommodate 175 attendees for the morning sessions. The afternoon workshop will be smaller, with space for up to 40 participants.