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Linking Museums II

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Following the success of the first 'Linking museums: machine-readable data in cultural heritage'

meetup (original announcement, write-up and attendees), another meetup will be held in London for people interested in the applications of linked data, microformats, RDFa (etc) for museums and the cultural heritage sector.


Date: Monday, September 27, 7:30 - 10pm-ish.

Venue: Shooting Star pub, London.


The Shooting Star is at 125-129 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JF (very near Liverpool Street Station).  The 'gallery' is reserved for Mia for 7:30pm.  The pub serves food, directions at http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub785.php


I've chosen this date because there's a bunch of linked data stuff in London that month, so hopefully people will be feeling inspired, and particularly because Web science: A new frontier is on September 27 - 28.


Why?  Getting developers who want to use museum data together with museum technologists helps create a shared understanding of what data is useful, and how it could be used.


Who?  This event is for you if you're interested in publishing and sharing data about their museums and collections through technologies such as linked data and microformats.


Theme?  Good question - got any suggestions or burning issues?

Mia: perhaps something like 'what's needed to make your museum mashable', with possible topics including data structures/formats, licensing, copyright, images, documentation and examples, etc.  It kinda assumes that the answer to 'why linked data' is 'to make your museum mashable' but maybe that's not a bad thing.


Structure?  Pretty informal.  Last time we broke out into smaller groups to discuss various use cases. If we do that again, it'd be good to allow time for each group to report back - this also gives people a chance to move around between discussions.


Find out more?  Leave a comment below, or tweet @mia_out.


Sign up or register your interest now!


I'm coming [edit and add your name here]

Mia (Science Museum), @mia_out

James (Kew), @jamesinealing

Louise (Tate) @LouiseDowne

Jonty @Jonty

Paul Miller @PaulMiller

Greg Hadfield @greghadfield

Richard Boulton @rboulton

Joe Padfield (National Gallery) @JoePadfield

Jo Pugh (Nat.Archives) @mentionthewar


Maybe [edit and add your name here] 

Alexandra @ammeveleigh hopefully... Nope, not going to make it in the end, but I've briefed another archives spy...

Sebastian @sebkom Provided my university lecturers are not super strict

James Aylett @jaylett (absent fire, plague, etc.)


Regrets [edit and add your name here] 

Richard Light @richardofSussex will be rehearsing Polonius in RaGAD

Comments (4)

James Morley said

at 8:07 am on Aug 21, 2010

Hi Mia, count me in. Are you or anyone else going to http://www.iskouk.org/events/linked_data_sep2010.htm on 14 Sept?
James (Kew), @jamesinealing

Richard Light said

at 8:09 pm on Aug 30, 2010

I'll be there. Any message I should be bringing from the museums community?

Mia said

at 1:13 pm on Aug 21, 2010

Hooray! I can't make the other on Sept 14, but I think other people have mentioned that they're going.

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