Pop-Up LODLAM at THATCamp Brisvegas

Pop-ups are for LODLAM events and not only for café, shops, restaurants or exhibitions!

A pop-up LODLAM will happen at the THATCamp in Brisbane on Saturday 25th August 2012.

For more details see the THATCamp Brisbane website and make sure if you’re keen to be part of the LODLAM pop-up, ideally you register. The good bit about registering is you also get lunch catered for.

Yarraville pop up park | haikugirloz | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


The THATCamp Brisbane organisers invite digital arts and humanities researchers and professionals in the GLAM sector to join in and participate in the unconference. The pop-up LODLAM at the THATCamp follows on from the two LODLAM events run in Melbourne with the support of Eleanor Whitworth (Culture Victoria) and Ely Wallis (Museum Victoria).

At both Melbourne LODLAM events, Conal Tuohy has attended to talk about linked open data, and more recently how linked open data might work on the “HuNI” (Humanities Networked Infrastructure) virtual laboratory project, funded by NeCTAR in Australia.

The HuNI project website is in the process of being filled and the Trac/wiki working site is up, called Apidictor which may be interesting to follow if people want to see a humanities linked open data project in action.

Conal Tuohy will be at the THATCamp Brisbane, and leading the pop-up LODLAM. Another linked open data enthusiast is Anna Gerber, and she’s one of the THATCamp Brisbane organisers.

So all that’s needed is participants!

People that want to know more about linked open data and an interest in how linked open data could be a useful means of conveying and connecting research and collection data across scholarly, galleries, libraries, archives and museums domains for online search – this is a great chance to ask questions and share information or ideas.

Registration for THATCamp Brisbane website means you can be part of the LODLAM pop-up Conal is leading as part of the THATCamp Brisbane unconference.


The 2nd LODLAM Melbourne workshop, held 31st July, focused on place-names and ANZAC data. Around 20 participants attended from memory organisations, tertiary institutions and government departments. It was great to have solid presence from the HuNI team, as their plenary session was held in Melbourne the day before.

Various projects, possibilities and issues were discussed and the group agreed to share information on data subsets and investigate opportunities to share it – either as open data, or linked open data.

A full write-up is here.

Our biscuits may have been fresher, but they were far less topical than this one:

ANZAC Biscuit sent home as a postcard from Egypt 1916, Caulfield RSL Sub-Branch Inc
ANZAC Biscuit sent home as a postcard from Egypt 1916, Caulfield RSL Sub-Branch Inc

CNI: Linked Data for Libraries Presentation

CNI: Linked Data for Libraries: Why Should We Care? Where Should We Start? from CNI Video Channel on Vimeo.

Jennifer Bowen
Assistant Dean, Information Management Services
University of Rochester

Philip E. Schreur
Head, Metadata Department
Stanford University

Project Briefing Session
Linked Data for Libraries: Why Should We Care? Where Should We Start?

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
Spring 2012 Membership Meeting
April 2-3, 2012
Baltimore, Maryland