Open data in cultural heritage (LODLAM-London)
Thursday, 6 October 2011 from 19:00 to 21:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
A meetup for people interested in the applications of linked and open data for cultural heritage.
Building on earlier 'linking museums' and London #OpenData (#opendataLDN) meetups, this event is an opportunity to think more widely about Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives and Museums (LODLAM) and bring together a wider community of people interested in open data. It will focus on the success stories for open data in cultural heritage (with a nod to the barriers to publishing usable open data).
We'll have some interesting speakers with short talks on their work with open data in cultural heritage, including Paul Rowe, Joint CEO at Vernon Systems in New Zealand, the British Museum's Jonathan Whitson Cloud on "CIDOC and the British Museum"and Leif Isaksen, who will share his experiences with the Google Ancient Places (GAP) and PELAGIOS projects. If you've got an idea for a lightning talk, contact Mia (@mia_out) or just come forward on the day.
We'll also have small discussion sessions to think creatively about how we can overcome the barriers. We want to gather together success stories for open data projects, and address the issues that limit the publication of open data in cultural institutions.
You! If you're interested in using or publishing open cultural data and want to help getting better data out there for people to use... Or if you work with a cultural institution and are curious to know why people care so much, have experience to share, or want to know how open data might help your organisation, we'd love you to come along to find out more.