Digital Odyssey 2015
Digital Odyssey 2015: Open Data, Open Heritage
Friday June 12, 2015
Location: George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, Toronto
At Digital Odyssey 2015 “Open Data, Open Heritage”, we will examine the intersection of governmental, academic, and community open data and open heritage materials, and investigate the roles that cultural heritage institutions can and should play in concert with other participants in the emerging open data, open heritage environment.
Governments at the municipal, provincial, and federal level have started to embrace and publish open data for transparency and efficacy. Academics are increasingly facing mandates (and finding incentives) to preserve and share their research data, enabling verification of their results and new insights based on their data. Citizens and community groups want to use open data to inform business decisions and suggest policy directions; other groups want to digitize, preserve, and share their heritage materials to maintain a historical record. Cultural heritage institutions such as libraries and archives have the professional mandate and skills to preserve, organize, and facilitate access to that data.
Program at a Glance
|9:00 – 9:15||Welcome||All|
|9:15 – 10:00||Open Data Keynote||Aurelia Moser, CartoDB|
|10:00 – 12:00||Opening Up Data in Practice – panel & workshop||Sameer Vasta, MaRS (convenor) |
Keith McDonald, City of Toronto
Pamela Robinson, Ryerson University
Bianca Wylie, Open Data Institute
|10:00 – 12:00||Creating and Collecting ‘Open’ Cultural Heritage Collections||Loren Fantin, Jess Posgate, OurDigitalWorld|
|12:00 – 1:15||Lunch break – OLA Annual General Meeting|
|1:15 – 3:15||Collecting Voices – an Oral History Workshop||Cathy Leekam, Sarah Warner |
Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario (MHSO)
|1:15 – 3:15||Consuming and Transforming Open Data |
|Mita Williams, University of Windsor|
|3:15 – 4:00||Lightning Talks |
Alan Harnum – Y U Hate Open Data Liberries??
Dan Scott – From Zotero to a Linked Data Bibliography
Sarah Simpkin – Building Online Exhibits with Open Data