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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http://consulting.talis.com/event/linked-data-in-libraries/

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  • How do explain LOD to non-techie audience?What do you need to convince others of the benefits of LOD?Killer appsMoneySuccess storiesHow do you assess the costs of doing LOD? What are the key benefits of LOD?What kind of training do the implementers of LOD need?Talis organizes LOD days, such as http://www.talis.com/applications/news_and_events/yourlibraryontheweb-open-day-event.shtmlHow do you sell the idea of LOD?Put up an FAQ explaining LOD for librarians.Hash-tag: #lodfaqWhat are the questions this FAQ should answer?Do we need to use explanatory metaphors or affordances of LOD (i.e., what can be done with LOD)?
  • 50 million documents at 100 triples per document. If using triple-level provenance, assume a 10x increase in the number of triples. Assume an index and storage overhead of 100 bytes per triple. That yields 5 terabytes of storage required for this amount of linked data.
  • LOD LAM Summit has stimulated activity
  • 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 />http://lod-lam.net/summit/ <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 />http://lod-lam.net/summit/participants/<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 http://bit.ly/qpbZ50<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.http://metadataregistry.org/<br />Drupal module. http://neologism.deri.ie/<br />http://vocab.org/<br />HIVE - Helping with Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering. http://hive.nescent.org:9090/home.html<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 />Schema.org<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 />http://bit.ly/lodlamnotes<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 />http://bit.ly/oJ6qsl<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 />http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/<br />

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