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Friday, September 16, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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UPDATE: We've changed the room location (see below) to accommodate more people, but will still be tight.  We'll notify people on the waitlist as spots become available.  Thanks for your patience and enthusiasm!

This Open Space working meeting will give participants the opportunity to connect with others exploring and working with Linked Open Data in libraries, archives & museums ("LODLAM").  Sessions will be created by participants, but will include: clinic on Open Data licensing; tools for publishing and utilizing Linked Open Data; vocabularies; exploring use cases; tools for evangelizing in your institution; and more.

LODLAM-DC will build upon the findings and sessions of the International LODLAM Summit in San Francisco June 2-3, and other similar working groups.  This event is open to all on a first-come-first-serve basis.

LODLAM-DC is being hosted by the Smithsonian Institution, with support from the Sloan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

NOTE: we have limited space, and while attendance is free, you must register on this site to reserve your space and gain security clearance.


WHERE: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Conference Room, Capitol Gallery, 600 Maryland Ave. SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20024

DIRECTIONS: Capital Gallery is one block south of the National Mall on the corner of Maryland Avenue and 7th Street, Southwest. There is an entrance to L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station just outside the building, and the conference room is on the second floor. The best way to get to Capital Gallery is by taking Metrorail, Washington, DC’s subway system. Use L’Enfant Plaza station, on Metrorail's Blue, Orange, Yellow, and Green lines, and take the Maryland Avenue and 7th Street, SW exit. This will place you directly in front of the Capital Gallery Building. For a Metrorail map and more information, visit the Metro Website.


About Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LODLAM)

The first International LOD-LAM Summit, hosted by the Internet Archive and funded by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, convened this past June, 2011, to bring together leaders in their respective areas of expertise from the humanities and sciences to catalyze practical, actionable approaches to publishing Linked Open Data, specifically:

·         Identify the tools and techniques for publishing and working with Linked Open Data.

·         Draft precedents and policy for licensing and copyright considerations regarding the publishing of library, archive, and museum metadata.

·         Publish definitions and promote use cases that will give LAM staff the tools they need to advocate for Linked Open Data in their institutions.

Find out more about the LOD-LAM community and future regional meetings on their website,, or follow them on Twitter #LODLAM.


Photo: Ingrid Mason at closing of LODLAM Summit, SF:

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Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Conference Room, 2nd Fl
Capitol Gallery
600 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20024

Friday, September 16, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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