Blog

Hackathon alert: BiblioHack!

The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Biblio group, and Working Group on Open Data in Cultural Heritage, along with DevCSI, present BiblioHack: an open Hackathon to kick-start the summer months. From Wednesday 13th – Thursday 14th June, we’ll be meeting at [Queen Mary, University of London, East London](http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Queen+Mary+University+of+London&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=Queen+Mary+University+of+London&hnear=Queen+Mary+University+of+London&cid=0,0,12211009764401829303&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A), and any budding hackers are welcome, along with […]

Mapping the Republic of Letters

**The following post is crossposted from the [OpenGLAM blog](http://openglam.org/), and is about Stanford’s [Mapping the Republic of Letters Project](https://republicofletters.stanford.edu/) – one of the finest examples of what can be done with cultural heritage data and open source tools. Mapping the Republic of Letters is a collaborative, interdisciplinary humanities research project looking at 17th and 18th […]

Announcing DM2E: Exploring the possibilities of Linked Open Data in cultural heritage

The Open Knowledge Foundation is delighted to announce that it will be leading the community work for a three-year EU funded project entitled [Digitised Manuscripts to Europena (DM2E)](http://dm2e.eu). The project consortium, which includes academic institutions, NGOs and commercial partners, will be led by [Professor Stefan Gradmann](http://www.ibi.hu-berlin.de/institut/personen/gradmann) at the Humboldt University. ##Europeana The project aims to […]

Open Plaques: Community Powered Heritage

**This is a shortened version of a post from the [OpenGLAM blog](http://openglam.org/), where you can keep up-to-date with goings-on around open data in heritage and arts.** Historical plaques by their very nature are objects in the public domain, so creating a platform to collect them with the public – and for the collected data to […]

Ideas for OpenPhilosophy.org

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://www.okfn.org). It is [cross-posted from jonathangray.org](http://jonathangray.org/2011/11/04/ideas-for-openphilosophy-org/).** For several years I’ve been meaning to start OpenPhilosophy.org, which would be a collection of open resources related to philosophy for use in teaching and research. There would be a focus on the history of philosophy, […]

LODLAM-NZ Round Up

**The following guest post is by Jon Voss, whose projects include [History Pin](http://www.historypin.com/) and [Civil War Data 150](http://www.civilwardata150.net/).** I recently traveled to Wellington, New Zealand to take part in the National Digital Forum of New Zealand (#ndf2011), which was held at the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa. Following the conference, the amazing team […]

Developments in Cultural Data

**The following guest post is by Rob Myers, artist, hacker, writer, and member of the OKFN Working Groups on [Open Data in the Humanities](http://wiki.okfn.org/Working_Groups/Humanities) and [Cultural Heritage](http://wiki.okfn.org/Working_Groups/Heritage) and one of the curators of the of the [Open Art and Cultural Data group on the Data Hub](http://thedatahub.org/group/art).** This year has seen some exciting developments in cultural […]

Open Data in Cultural Heritage: Finding your way through the license labyrinth, London, 24th November 2011

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://www.okfn.org).** Following on from our [Open GLAM workshop in Warsaw last month](http://blog.okfn.org/2011/09/03/open-glam-workshop-warsaw-15th-september-2011/), in a few weeks we’re hosting a half day workshop looking at how to overcome barriers to opening up data in the cultural heritage sector. So far we have confirmed […]