San Francisco: International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (LOD-LAM)


2-3 June, 2011 - International Conferences

The International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (LOD-LAM) will be held in San Francisco on 2-3 June 2011.

LOD-LAM will convene leaders in their respective areas of expertise from the humanities and sciences to catalyse practical and 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.

Applications open on 1 February. Limited travel grants will be available. The tag for the event is #lodlam.

Please go to for more information.

Sent on behalf of the organizers and organizing committee:

  • Jon Voss, Founder, LookBackMaps, principal organizer/facilitator.
  • Kris Carpenter Negulescu, Director of Web Group, Internet Archive, project manager

Organizing Committee:

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