Saturday, February 26, 2011

Linked Open Data - Libraries Archives Museums

I’m honored to be part of the organising committee for the International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit that will take place this June 2-3, 2011 in San Francisco, California, USA. There’s still time to apply until February 28th, and funding is available to help cover travel costs.

The International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (“LOD-LAM”) will convene 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. For more information see
The principal organiser/facilitator is Jon Voss (@LookBackMaps), Founder of LookBackMaps, along with Kris Carpenter Negulescu, Director of Web Group, Internet Archive, who is project managing.

Here's the rest of the Organising Committee:

  • Lisa Goddard (@lisagoddard), Acting Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, Memorial University Libraries.
  • Martin Kalfatovic (@UDCMRK), Assistant Director, Digital Services Division at Smithsonian Institution Libraries and the Deputy Project Director of the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  • Mark Matienzo (@anarchivist), Digital Archivist in Manuscripts and Archives at the Yale University Library.
  • Mia Ridge (@mia_out), Lead Web Developer & Technical Architect, Science Museum/NMSI (UK)
  • Tim Sherratt (@wragge), National Museum of Australia & University of Canberra
  • MacKenzie Smith, Research Director, MIT Libraries.
  • Adrian Stevenson (@adrianstevenson), UKOLN; Project Manager, LOCAH Linked Data Project.
  • John Wilbanks (@wilbanks), VP of Science, Director of Science Commons, Creative Commons.

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