Last Places Left for “Opening Up Metadata: Challenges, Standards and Tools”

May 31, 2012 in Events/Workshops

There are just under two weeks to go until we run our first workshop dedicated to looking at the technical challenges to opening up metadata in the cultural heritage sector.

We have a great schedule lined up that will introduce some of the key technical concepts in the debates around openness, present how tos on opening up your data and give participants opportunities to discuss the unique technical challenges to openness they have faced within their institutions.

The session will be running alongside #BiblioHack a two day long event for coders developing open source tools for working with bibliographic data. There will be plenty of opportunity to see what the developers are up to there and demo some of the tools they’re working on.

There are only a few places left now, so if you are an archivist, librarian, museum creator or gallerist and want to know more about what openness means for your sector and how to open up your data, sign up now!

Opening Up Your Metadata: Challenges, Standards and Tools


Queen Mary University of London, Mile End


Wednesday 13th June 2012

Who is involved?

Open Knowledge Foundation, UK Discovery, Dev CSI and DM2E

Format of the day

The day will be arranged around a series of talks and presentations addressing:

  • Key technical concepts in open metadata — APIs, Linked Data, Metadata standards
  • How tos on getting your data ready for hackathons
  • Case studies from cultural heritage instituions who have experience in opening up their metadata — The British Library, Cambridge University Library
  • Group discussions concerning the obstacles faced by your institution in trying to open up your data

The event will be running in parallel to the Bibliographic Hackathon where many tools for opening up your data will be on show. There will be plenty of opportunity to mingle with the developers and get hands on demos of the tools they’re working on.

Please find a draft version of the schedule here.


Adrian Stevenson (Mimas), Joy Palmer (UK Discovery), Harry Harrold (Neon Tribe), Owen Stephens (UK Discovery), Neil Wilson (British Library), Ed Chamberlain (Cambridge Unviersity Library) Steffen Hennicke (DM2E/Humboldt University)

Sign up

There are only a few places left, so be quick to sign up here.

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