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:
- Share your data: Using a team display with open source software PalMA
- Catmandu – a (meta)data toolkit
- Mastering data with modern indexing techniques
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.
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:
- A Curriculum for Research Data Management: how do you train the Data Librarian?
- Hacking article processing charges
- Entity based cataloguing, the gun to kill Marc
- Putting altmetrics into practise
- What is metadata management in net-centric systems?
- Build – measure – learn! Build a service in just a few hours
The conference day ended with three presentation about (Meta)data processing, consolidation
- Scaling data streams with Catmandu and Linked Data Fragments – Patrick Hochstenbach, Ruben Verborgh)
- COMSODE tools: pushing data to the open ecosystem – Jindřich Mynarz
- A Modern Data Management Approach for Library Automation – Thomas Gängler
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.
- From ivory tower to people power – Jane Stevenson
- Managing Work and Expression entities in WorldCat – the limits to existing authority files and how data mining can extend them – Thomas Hickey
- Library metadata know-how as a service for the whole public sector – National Library of Finland’s Finto ontology service – Matias Frosterus, Mikko Lappalainen
- Building the OER Worldmap – Felix Ostrowski
- Exploring a world of networked information built from free-text metadata – Shenghui Wang, Rob Koopman
After the lunch a feedback session was organised about the workshops, and the conference ended.
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