LODLAM Training Day Videos & Slides

Thanks to our friends at SemTechBiz (big ups to Eric Franzon) and amazing LODLAMers around the world who volunteered to put on sessions, we were able to put together an amazing prototype for something we hope to take on the road in 2015: the first LODLAM Training Day. We had an incredible lineup of people sharing their real-world approaches to both publishing and reusing Linked Open Data in library, archive, and museum settings. The idea with the Training Day is to get into hands-on applications and examples rather than conceptual talks, and begin giving people the means to share and create within the “web of data.”

We were bootstrapping it a bit, but we did put together videos of the talks (with the exception of Rob’s, in which we very sadly lost the last half of his talk due to camera fail), and everyone shared their slides.

You can see all of the talks in a Youtube Channel, or see the individual talks embedded below with links to their slides or examples.

* Jon Voss, Historypin and co-founder of the International LODLAM Summit

Publishing, Sharing, and Opening

* Silvia Southwick and Cory Lampert, UNLV, Librarians’ adventure into LODLAM (slides, demo videos)

* Eric Lease Morgan, Notre Dame, Publishing LOD with a bent toward archivists (post)

* Rob Sanderson, Stanford, International Image Interoperability Framework and JSON-LD (slides)

* Duane Degler & Neal Johnson, Design for Context, Now What? Creating Innovative LODLAM Sites & Apps (slides)

Discovery, Visualization, and Reuse

* Ethan Gruber, American Numismatic Society, 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes (slides)

* Eetu Mäkelä, Aalto University School of Science, What to do with Linked Data? (slides)

* Jarek Wlkiewicz & Shawn Simister, Google, screencast walking through the tutorial on how to run the Cayley graph database (slides)

* Richard Wallis, OCLC, Worldcat, Works, and Schema.org (slides)

Semantic Web In Libraries, Nov 25-27 2013

Be sure to tune in for the Semantic Web in Libraries Conference, taking place in Hamburg Germany 25-27 November.  Workshops on 25 November will not be streamed, but sessions on 26 and 27 November will be streamed and recorded. You can follow along the Twitter hashtag, #swib13. It’s once again a great program and thanks to the streaming video is a fantastic way to tune in to the most up to date discussions on Linked Open Data in libraries and GLAMs.

From their site:

Linked Open Data (LOD) has become a widespread method for the publication and management of data on the web. Many libraries and related institutions have already run projects or launched products that comply with the LOD paradigm. New projects, services and tools are emerging continuously.

The SWIB conference aims to provide substantial information on LOD developments relevant to the library world and to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners. SWIB encourages thinking outside the box by involving participants and speakers from other domains, such as scholarly communications, museums and archives, or related industries.

As in the years before, SWIB13 will be organized by the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) and the ZBW – German National Library of Economics / Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. The conference language is English.

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

GLAM Rocks! – Libraries, Media & The Semantic Web hosted by the BBC

Lotico BusA few weeks ago, myself and Jon Voss had the pleasure of speaking at the ‘Libraries, Media & The Semantic Web’ event hosted by the BBC Academy, along with folks from the New York Times, the BBC, Google in the guise of Schema.org, and KONA. The event was organised by the Lotico London Semantic Web Group. I’ve written a fairly comprehensive post about the event over on the Linking Lives blog, including videos of all the talks, for those who want to read/hear more.

Free Your Metadata/Google Refine

I just found out about the fabulous Free Your Metadata project this week, and am very excited to see these kinds of actionable workshops popping up around the world–and big ups to these guys for developing screencasts that show how people can use free and open source tools to create Linked Data from library, archive and museum metadata now!

Seb Chan posted an interview with Seth van Hooland with the catchy title: Things clever people do with your data #65535: Introducing ‘Free Your Metadata’ which is well worth a read.

Intro to LODLAM talk: Live from the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution hosted a day of LODLAM on September 16, 2011, including the presentation, An Introduction to Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums. The talk was webcast live and archived thanks to the generous support of the Smithsonian CTO Series. I’d also like to thank Effie Kapsalis for her amazing organizing efforts around the events, the many staff at the Smithsonian who helped make this a reality, and a great group of participants.

Below are the slides. Both the video presentation and the slides are available as CC BY for you to use as you see fit.