Since the project start in February 2012, the partners in the DM2E project have been working on opening up prominent manuscripts and developing open workflows for migration of this data to Europeana and the wider Linked Open Web. Before the project closes, in February 2015, the consortium is organising a final series of events to demonstrate the progress that has been achieved as well as to inspire future research in the area of Linked Open Data. Join us at one of the following events to hear more!
18 November 2014: Putting Linked Library Data to Work: the DM2E Showcase (ONB Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria)
This half-day seminar (taking place from 13.00 – 18.00) will be divided into two parts. In the first part we focus on the work of the content providing partners from the DM2E project. We will share information on how the providers’ content has been used for mappings to Europeana and for publishing delivered metadata as Linked Open Data using the DM2E model, a specialised version of the Europeana Data Model (EDM) for the manuscript domain. In addition, Open Knowledge will be present to talk about the value of open data and the OpenGLAM network.
The second part will focus on possibilities of scholarly (re-)use of Linked Open Data. Among other topics, it will present the results of the work carried out by Digital Humanities scholars applying the semantic annotation tools developed in DM2E to a subset of the published content. The day will be concluded with a workshop based around the Pundit tool for semantic annotation from NET7.
1-3 December 2014: workshop ‘RDF Application Profiles in Cultural Heritage’ at the SWIB2014 Semantic Web in Libraries conference (Bonn, Germany)
The SWIB conference aims to provide substantial information on Linked Open Data developments relevant to the library world and to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners. SWIB encourages thinking outside the box by involving participants and speakers from other domains, such as scholarly communications, museums and archives, or related industries.
DM2E is organising a workshop at this conference together with Europeana and the DCMI RDF Application Profiles Task Group (RDF-AP) on the definition, creation and use of application profiles, with the DM2E model as one of the case studies. Registration for the conference has already opened: the full programme and more information on this workshop is available here.
11 December 2014: DM2E final event (Pisa, Italy)
Towards the closing of our project, we invite all those interested to come to Pisa for the presentation of our final results. Speakers from the DM2E consortium will demonstrate what has been achieved throughout the course of the project and how the tools and communities created have helped to further humanities research in the area of manuscripts in the Linked Open Web.
The winners of the second round of the Open Humanities Awards will be participating in this event as well and show the results of their projects. Finally, there will be a keynote talk from a prominent researcher from the digital humanities field.
More information on the programme for each of these events, as well as the registration details, will be announced through the DM2E website in the near future.