Linked Data and Libraries: Report on the LOD LAM Summit

This report from Adrian Stevenson from UKOLN. Summit held 2-3 June 2011. Brought together 100 people from around the world, with generous funding from the Internet Archive; National Endowment from the Humanities; Alfred P Sloan foundation.

Adrian’s slides at http://www.slideshare.net/adrianstevenson/report-on-the-international-linked-open-data-for-libraries-archives-and-museums-summit

Find out more at http://lod-lam.net/summit

85 organisations represented from across libraries, archives, museums.

Summit aimed to be practical and about actionable approaches to publishing Linked Open Data. Looking at Tools, licensing policy/precedents, definitions and use cases.

Meeting ran on a ‘Open Space Technology’ format – some way between a formal conference and an unconference – agenda created via audience proposals – but there were huge numbers of sessions being proposed/run.

First day was more discursive, second day about action.

Some sessions that ran:
Business Case for LOD; Provenance/Scalability; Crowdsourcing LOD; Preservation of RDF/Vocabulary Maintenance

What next?
Connections made; acitivities kick-started
Many more LOD LAM events planned – follow #lodlam on Twitter
#lodlam #london had meeting yesterday; but bigger event planned for November – see http://bit.ly/oJ6qsl for more details as they become available

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