has become a media sponsor of the Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives and Museums Summit in Montreal, Quebec, from June 19-20, 2013. According to the Summit website, “The Second International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (“LODLAM Summit”) will convene leaders in their respective areas of expertise from the humanities and sciences to catalyze practical, actionable approaches to publishing and consuming Linked Open Data, specifically: (1) Identify the tools and techniques for publishing and working with Linked Open Data. (2) Share, consider and publicize precedents and policy for licensing and copyright considerations regarding the publishing of library, archive, and museum metadata. (3) Share and promote use cases that will give LAM staff the tools they need to begin implementing Linked Open Data in their institutions.”

The Summit features a Challenge that is currently open for entries: “The LODLAM Challenge will highlight data visualizations, tools, mashups, meshups, and all types of use cases for Linked Open Data in libraries, archives, and museums.  Teams will register to submit in one and/or two heats during the fall and the spring.” Criteria include: “Can be private/public partnerships, academic teams, individuals, private companies, non-profits, just about anyone. Can be prototypes, mockups, design specs, working models. Can be tools or processes for a broad GLAM community. Can innovative ideas that will advance the entire community. Must have a clearly articulated project goal.” Learn more here.

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