Feedback on the ELAG 2015 conference

Garnisonen Konferens où la conférence ELAG 2015 a eu lieu



We attended the ELAG conference that was held in Stockholm, from June 8 to 11. Paul Poulain and Arnaud Lelache were present at this 4 day conference we were sponsoring.

Day 1 – Monday, June 8

After an hour of attendees’ welcoming, the first day was devoted to bootcamps, from 10am to 4pm. These bootcamps gave the participants the opportunity to learn about precise subjects.

Arnaud Lelache presented digital mediation with the Open Source library portail Bokeh.

Three other bootcamps were available:

Day 2 – Tuesday June 9

The conference day started with the presentation of Gunilla Herdenberg, who presented the Sweden national library.

A presentation from Magnus Boman followed, entitled Sometimes I feel sorry for the data. During this hour long presentation Magnus Boman talked about Big Data and the difficulty we have to use all the date we have in an interesting way.

Sometimes I feel sorry for the data

Two other presentation followed on the theme (Meta)dataflow infrastructure. The first one was presented in detail the Swedish e-legal deposit law and talked about the massive data flows and new challenges for a national library. The second one was entitled Datamaze and talked about the analysis of library data flows, data manipulations and data redundancies.

Then the participants had to choose between several workshops:

The conference day ended with three presentation about (Meta)data processing, consolidation

Day 3 – Wednesday, June 10

June 10 started with some lightning talks followed by a presentation on Exploring the boundaries of MARC 21.

The second half of the morning was dedicated to the workshop held the day before, allowing the participants to discover a new topic.

The afternoon was divided in two conference times. The first was about Research Data Management followed by some talk about migration to Open Source ILS.

Theodor Tolstoy presented the recent migration of the Stockholm University to Koha. It details the strengths and weaknesses of Koha and the way it is integrated in their information system.

To end the third day, a diner was help with all the participants.

Day 4 – Thursday, June 11

For this forth and last day, some lightning talk started the morning. Some talks followed about Ontologies/entity based and Data reuse/visualisation.

After the lunch a feedback session was organised about the workshops, and the conference ended.


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