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Report on the International Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums Summit


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A report on the 'International Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums Summit' held in San Francisco, California June 2-3, 2011 for the 'Linked Data and Libraries 2011' event held at the British Library, London, UK, 14th July 2011

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Report on the International Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums Summit

  1. 1. Report on the International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums Summit<br />Linked Data and Libraries 2011<br />British Library, London<br />14th July 2011<br />Adrian StevensonLOD LAM Summit Steering Committee<br />UKOLN, University of Bath, UK<br />
  2. 2. LOD LAM Summit<br />Summit held June 2-3rd in San Francisco<br />100 People from around the world<br />Organiser: Jon Voss + organising committee<br />Application process to attend<br />Generous funding<br /> <br />
  3. 3. Organisations<br />Over 85 organisations represented<br />Libraries:<br />Library of Congress, French & German National Libraries, British Library, NYPL<br />Archives:<br />National Archives of the US and UK, Archives Hub, California Digital Library<br />Museums:<br />The Met, SFMOMA, Powerhouse, Smithsonian, UK Science Museum, Culture24<br />Lots of LOD LAM activity already<br /><br />
  4. 4. LOD LAM Summit Aims<br />“catalyze practical, actionable approaches to publishing Linked Open Data”:<br />Identify the tools and techniques for publishing and working with Linked Open Data<br />Draft precedents and policy for licensing and copyright considerations regarding publishing of LAM metadata<br />Publish definitions and promote use cases to give LAM staff the tools to advocate Linked Open Data in their institutions<br />
  5. 5. How the Summit was organised<br />Open Space Technology meeting format<br />Initial session where collaboratively create agenda<br />Then breakout sessions<br />Second day: focus on actions, documentation, & collaboration over next year<br />
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  8. 8. Sessions: LOD ABC<br />How to explain to non-techies<br />How do you assess cost of LOD?<br />What kind of training needed?<br />How to sell the idea?<br />LOD FAQ for Librarians, Archivists<br />
  9. 9. Sessions: The Business Case for LOD<br />
  10. 10. Sessions: Provenance/Scalability<br />Same issue with attribution<br />Solutions: Named graphs? Quads? <br />Best Practice<br />
  11. 11. Session: Rights and Open Data<br />Proposed a ‘4-star classification-scheme for linked open cultural metadata’<br />★★★★ Public Domain (CC0 / ODC PDDL / Public Domain Mark)<br />★★★ Attribution License (CC-BY / ODC-BY) when the licensor considers linkbacks to meet the attribution requirement<br />★★ Attribution License (CC-BY / ODC-BY) with another form of attribution<br />★ Attribution Share-Alike License (CC-BY-SA/ODC-ODbL)<br />More on Summit blog at<br />
  12. 12. Session: Crowdsourcing LOD<br />Importance of quality interface<br />Ecosystem of interfaces to deal with problems - e.g. correct errors<br />Issues of provenance - expert, authoritative crowdsourced content vs general public contributions<br />What can crowdsourcing help with?<br />Start simple, then build on emergent behaviours?<br />Guidance needed on structured names for people and places<br />
  13. 13. Session: Preservation of RDF, Vocabulary Maintenance<br />LOCKSS (Lots of copies keep stuff safe) for vocabularies?<br />Vocabulary management toolkit:<br />Metadata Registry.<br />Drupal module.<br /><br />HIVE - Helping with Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering.<br />Best practices for vocabulary alignment<br />When to use owl:sameAs, SKOS matches (skos:exactMatch, skos:closeMatch), rdfs:seeAlso<br />Workshop on this at DC2011 <br />
  14. 14. Session: Users and Uses<br />What user tools exist that we can build on?<br />BBC, Freebase, VIVO, Open Library, Zotero<br />Need open-ended tools - some things that people might want to do:<br />Corrections<br />Timelines, maps, views<br />Mashups<br />re-expose info<br />filter, sort<br />Visualize<br />Share<br />…<br />
  15. 15. More Sessions …<br />Lots more sessions…<br /><br />RDFaand ePub session<br />Utilising existing vocabs for modeling archives<br />Getting structured linked data out of LAMS<br />…..<br />More on the LOD LAM Pirate pad<br /><br />
  16. 16. What next?<br />Connections made and activities kick-started<br />Many more LOD LAM events planned<br />Tag: #lodlam<br />#lodlam #london<br />First meet yesterday<br />Bigger event planned for November<br /><br />
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  18. 18. CC Licence<br />Sections of this presentation adapted from materials created by other LOD LAM Summit attendees<br />This presentation available under creative commonsNon Commercial-Share Alike:<br /><br />