Invitation: Seminar on Open Data and Cultural Archiving

Data related to cultural archiving, as well as content itself, is increasingly made available through open formats and licenses. This gives opportunities for growing engagement from the public. However, the open data landscape is complex, involving cultural, critical, political, and technical aspects, which need further exploration.

The Living Archives project at Malmö University invites you to take part in an all day seminar to explore these topics. The day begins with presentations by both invited speakers and researchers in the project. The afternoon continues with breakout discussions on topics related to open data and cultural archiving, such as Augmented Reality, Life-Logging, and Urban Gardening/Farming.

Time: March 26, 9:30-15:00 (talks start at 10:00)
Place: Medea, Malmö University (map)

For full program and how to sign up, see the Living Archives website.


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Länkade data i Sverige 2014

För tredje året i rad arrangeras en träff om länkade data med syfte att skapa en mötesplats för personer från industri, myndigheter och akademi att diskutera och utbyta erfarenheter. Evenemanget bör vara givande både för dig som redan är insatt och för dig som är nyfiken på vad länkade data är och kan erbjuda. Värdar för i år är Medea, Malmö högskola, och forskningsprojektet Living Archives.

Dag och tid: 13 mars, 10-16
Plats: Medea, Malmö högskola, Ö. Varvsg. 11, Malmö (karta)
Registrering: krävs och görs via Eventbrite

Talare är, bland andra, Niklas Lundström från Kungliga biblioteket som ska prata om Libris och länkade data, Johan Carlström från Riksantikvarieämbetet som ska prata om semantiska länkar, och Marie Friberger från Malmö högskola som ska prata om hur kan man bygga spel på öppna data.

Hela programmet hittar du här.

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Location: Ubåtshallen, Malmö University
Opponent: Professor Bill Gaver, Goldsmiths

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The talk is at Media Evolution, Malmö, and you need to sign up – see details

Read more about the book.