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Challenge Details

There will be a total of 5 winning teams, 3 from the first heat and 2 from the second. Each team will be awarded up to $2,000US in travel funds to come to Montreal, and the chance to win a $2,000US cash prize at the Summit. We’ve got more details here.

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Heat 2 is now open until May 1. If you are interested in entering the Challenge, first enter a team, and then you’ll be able to submit your entry.

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  1. Jon Voss

    Challenge Entries now open for voting

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    The first round of LODLAM Challenge entries are now open for voting until December 15. Public votes count for about 30% of consideration for selecting finalists, and a panel of judges plus the organizing committee (who don’t have conflicts of interest) makes up the balance of the decision making process. We’ll be announcing three finalists by December 20th.

    On behalf of the 2013 LODLAM Summit organizing committee, I’d like to thank all of the entrants for putting together amazing proposals which really highlight the quality and innovation of work in this new space.

    http://summit2013.lodlam.net/challenge/challenge-entries/

    Please go to the site to check out the entries and tell us which ones you like. The entries are displayed randomly with their title, team, video and short description, with a link to dig deeper on each one.

  2. Jon Voss

    Challenge Entry: OpenAGRIS

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 109 Liked

    Title: OpenAGRIS

    Team: FAO-OEKC

    Short Description

    AGRIS is a collection of more than 4 million of bibliographic records and it is one of the most important world-wide information systems in the agricultural domain. OpenAGRIS is a Web application entirely based on RDF that aggregates information from different sources to expand the AGRIS knowledge.

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  3. Seth van Hooland

    Challenge Entry: Free Your Metadata

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 216 Liked

    Title: Free Your Metadata

    Team: Free Your Metadata

    Short Description

    The Free Your Metadata project wants to leverage existing tools to generate more adoption of Linked Data principles amongst librarians, archivists and museum professionals. Academia and companies have generated tremendous progress the last ten years regarding standards and technologies. We want to focus on large-scale adoption of these standards and technologies by making them available for a non-technical audience.

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  4. Jon Voss

    Challenge Entry: Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) Semantic Wiki

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 22 Liked

    Title: Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) Semantic Wiki

    Team: ASA4LODLAM

    See the Screencast here.

    Short Description

    Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) goal: to increase awareness of, access to and usage of the State Archives of Victoria by employing digital tools such as a semantic wiki which will add archival records to the evolving Web of Data as structured data.

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  5. Jon Voss

    Challenge Entry: Metayogi

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 15 Liked

    Title: Metayogi

    Team: Metayogi

    Short Description

    The Metayogi framework, developed by the University of Saskatchewan Library, is a design tool that allows teams to collaboratively build applications that model, collect, showcase and share metadata from multiple sources to support thematic research, learning and discovery.

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  6. behas

    Challenge Entry: Maphub

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 77 Liked

    Title: Maphub – old maps in globally connected data networks

    Team: Maphub

    Short Description

    Old maps are a record of the past, exposing features people might want to tell stories about. We built Maphub, which is a prototype Web application that enables them to do so by creating annotations on digitized high-resolution historical maps. By semantically tagging regions on the map, users create associations between their annotations and resources in open Web-based data networks. These associations are leveraged to enable multilingual search and to generate overlays of historical maps on modern mapping applications. Contributed annotations are shared on the Web following the W3C Open Annotation specification. Maphub is built on the Linked Data technology stack and a first demo has been setup with the Library of Congress’ historical map collection. The high-level goal of this project is (i) to showcase how existing Linked data can be used and integrated into existing scholarly processes, such as annotations, and (ii) vice-versa, how applications could support users in contributing data and knowledge to broader, open data and knowledge networks.

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  7. timwray

    Challenge Entry : Canvas – Spatial Interaction of our Collections with Linked Open Data

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 17 Liked

    Title: Canvas – Spatial Interaction of our Collections with Linked Open Data

    Team: Canvas

    Short Description

    Using the spatial concepts of landscapes and pathways, I’m experimenting with new ways of visualizing museum collections that entice the curious explorer. My work identifies themes and narratives within collections and showcases the connections that objects have with one another. I’m planning on using Linked Open Data to enrich the collection data-sets : giving greater context to the objects and enriching the connections between them.

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