Applications for LODLAM Summit open Oct. 2

Applications for delegates to the International LODLAM Summit in Montreal will open at 8am, PST October 2, 2012, and closing 5pm PST, November 2, 2012.  Delegates will be selected and notified by November 16, 5pm PST.

Unfortunately, we can only facilitate about 100 delegates at the LODLAM Summit, so we’re asking prospective delegates to fill out a short application, which will be available on October 2 at with full details. Delegates will be selected to insure diversity of: leadership, technical expertise, field of work/research, and geographic location.  Additionally, preference will be given in order of application submissions.

Because of the limited space, we are asking that institutions select one person as a delegate. We know this is difficult in bigger institutions, but one delegate will need to represent and report back to the institution.

Please note that this is not an informational conference, but a meeting focused on forwarding the adoption of Linked Open Data in libraries, archives, and museums worldwide. Ideal candidates will be actively involved in or planning Linked Open Data projects. Throughout the year, we will hold meetings and seminars at various locations around the world that are open to more participants. All summit proceedings will be open and published in real time via the blog, twitter, and potential other medium.

“Publishing and Using Linked Open Data” course at Digital Humanities Winter Institute, January 7-11, 2013

This winter, the Digital Humanities Winter Institute will be offering a course devoted to “Publishing and Using Linked Open Data” led by Richard Urban, Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Communication and Information.

The publication of structured knowledge representations and open data on the Web opens new possibilities for collaboration among humanities researchers and cultural heritage organizations. This course will introduce participants to the core principles of Linked Open Data (LOD), techniques for building and understanding LOD models, how to locate LOD sources for research, tools for manipulating, visualizing, and integrating available data, and best practice methodologies for publicizing and sharing datasets. Interested members of the LODLAM community can follow the development of the course and other humanities-related linked data activities by following the #lod4h hashtag on Twitter.

The Digital Humanities Winter Institute at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is an extension of the highly-successful Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. DHWI provides an opportunity for scholars to learn new skills relevant to digital scholarship and mingle with like-minded colleagues through coursework, social events, and lectures during an intensive, week-long event. Taking place during intersession, just prior to start of the spring semester at many institutions, DHWI especially welcomes participants not just from the academic community but also from cultural heritage institutions, government, libraries, and the broader public.

Space is still available!—register now for “Publishing and Using Linked Open Data”