BiblioHack in the Summertime
The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Biblio Group, DevCSI and the
Working Group on Open Data in Cultural Heritage, present BiblioHack, an
open Hackathon to kick-start the summer months:
From Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14 June 2012, we’ll be meeting at Queen
Mary, University of London, East London, and any budding hackers are
welcome, along with anyone interested in opening up metadata and the
open cause. This free event aims to bring together software developers,
project managers, librarians and experts in the area of Open
A workshop will run alongside the coding activity on 13 June, and a
meet-up on the evening of 12 June is open to all, whether you’re
attending the Hackathon or not.
What is BiblioHack?
BiblioHack will be two days of hacking and sharing ideas about open
bibliographic metadata. There will be opportunities to hack on open
bibliographic datasets and experiment with new prototypes and tools. The
focus will be on building things and improving existing systems that
enable people and institutions to get the most out of bibliographic data.
If you’re not a coder, there are sessions for you too. We will be
running a hands-on workshop addressing the technical aspects of opening
up cultural heritage data as well as looking at the best-of-breed
open-source tools to achieve that. There will also be an opportunity to
prepare your data for a hackathon and a look at the best standards for
storing and exposing your data to make it more easily reusable.
For further information on speakers, venue, arrangements and free
registration, please visit the DevCSI Web site