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Monday October 24, 2016

Summit Day 1: Collaborative Linked Data Projects from Around the World

Université de Montréal 

3200 Jean-BrillantRoom B-2245

(The nearest Metro stop is Université de Montréal - walking directions from the Metro station to 3200 Jean-Brillant)

9:30 to 17:00

* Meet at the Best Western Ville-Marie Lobby at 8:00 to go together to UdeM via public transit or 8:30 via taxi carpool)

Schedule Activity Notes
9:30 - 10:00

Welcome / Introduction to project & the day

10:00 - 10:20

Speaker 1: LD4P Phil Schreur

Linked Data For Production - Mellon funded Linked Data initiative from the United States
Presentation slides: English | French

10:20 - 10:40

Etienne Cavalie, BnF

BnF Linked Data Projects
Presentation slides: English | French

10:40 - 11:00

Xiaoli Li, BIBFLOW

UC Davis Grant: Reinventing Cataloging: Models for the Future of Library Operations  
Presentation slides: English | French

11:00 - 11:15 Short Break  
11:15 - 12:00

Panel Discussion/Conversation with audience

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 - 13:50

Jeff Mixter, OCLC

Linking Your Data
Presentation slides: English | French

13:50 - 14:10

Marielle St-Germain (speaker) and Jean-Francois Gauvin (co-author), BAnQ

Donnees ouvertes et Web de donnees, enjeux et perpectives pour BAnQ
Presentation slides: EnglishFrench

14:10 - 14:30

Rob Warren, Muninn/CWRC

Operationalizing Linked Open Data
Presentation slides: English | French

14:30 - 14:50

Thomas Hall, ExLibris

ExLibris discoveries with linked data
Presentation slides: English | French
14:50 - 15:10

Break / discussion


15:10 - 15:30

Jean Delahousse, DOREMUS Project (France)

DOing REusable MUSical data 
Presentation slides: English | French

15:30 - 15:50

Julienne Pascoe: Linked Data Practices and Collaboration in Canadian Cultural Heritage
Presentation slides: English | French
15:50 - 16:10

Christina Harlow, Cornell University

Pragmatic Efforts towards an Infrastructure for Linked Data: Examples from 1 University
Presentation slides:  Bilingual
16:10 - 16:30

Break / discussion


16:30 - 16:50

Stacy Allison-Cassin, York University

The Linked Data Cloud, Cultural Heritage and the Canadian Context
Presentation slides: English | French

16:50 - 17:10

MJ Suhonos, Ryerson University

Linked Data in Canada: Behind the Curve 
​Presentation slides: English | French

17:10 - 18:00


Travel to BAnQ reception

18:00 - 20:00 Reception

BAnQ Vieux-Montréal535, avenue Viger Est

BAnQ Vieux-Montréal:


Tuesday October 25, 2016

Summit Day 2: Canadian Linked Data Hands-On Workshops

McGill University

New Residence Ballroom

3625 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2X 3P8

8:45 to 16:30

* Meet at the Best Western Ville-Marie Lobby at 8:00 to go together to New Residence

8:45 - 9:00


9:00 - 10:00 Workshop 1

Digital Projects Working Group

'Planning a linked data project' will present a proposed shared digital project on the theme of Canada's 150th in 2017, the key steps the group is taking to plan and execute the project, and invite potential collaborators from among participants. This will be an opportunity for the presenters and attendees to reflect on key aspects of planning and executing a linked data project, think through challenges and opportunities that may be present in their local contexts, and parse out keylessons from the presentations from Day 1 of the Summit. The workshop will begin with a short introductory talk and then move into group discussion and final report back.

10:00 - 10:15 Break    
10:15 - 11:15 Workshop 2

IT Working Group

This workshop will present some key technology-related questions that a Linked Data project in the planning phases must answer in order to position the project for success. Workshop leaders will walk through tips and tricks for answering these questions using a case study, providing guidance on how to collect needed information and make good technical decisions. Participants will then break into smaller groups to discuss their own case studies and work towards answers for the key technology planning questions. We will ensure each small group has a technology specialist at the table to help guide the discussion and put the principles from the workshop into practice in individual groups.

11:15 - 11:30 Break    
11:30 - 12:30 Workshop 3

Identifiers Working Group

This workshop will explore a variety of tools that can be used for identifier reconciliation, RDF generation and legacy metadata enhancement.  Some of the applications that will be examined include: MarcEdit MARCNext Tools, OpenRefine, Protégé and RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats). The aim of the session is to describe the purpose of these applications and consider how these tools can potentially be used in technical services workflows.  In this workshop, participants will be able to ask questions and share information about their own ‘tools of the trade’ with audience members.
Presentation slides: English | French

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch



13:30 - 14:30

Workshop 4

BIBFRAME Working Group

This workshop will explore guided linked data creation tools for the bibliographic environment using BIBFRAME and highlight the opportunities and challenges these tools present. Attendees will learn about the principal tools available, the steps involved for their utilization, and issues and outcomes for future library linked data implementations. An open forum in the latter part of the workshop will offer attendees the opportunity to discuss issues, ask questions and offer feedback for potential shared solutions.

14:30 - 15:00 Break    
15:00 - 16:00 Workshop 5

Education and Training Working Group

This panel forum is an opportunity for the participants to share their challenges with Linked Data. It is a chance to reflect on what people have learned, and what they didn't know starting out (but wish they had). People attending the panel will also have the chance to ask the panelists (expert presenters from the first day of the Summit) questions and receive advice and feedback on their particular projects.

16:00 - 16:30 Wrap up from the day    

Wednesday October 26, 2016

CLDI Working Meeting: Planning for the Future of Linked Data in Canada

(Working day of sessions for members of the Canadian Linked Data Initiative)

McGill University

New Residence Ballroom

3625 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2X 3P8

9:00 to 17:00

Schedule Activity Notes
9:00 - 10:00 Workshop on techniques for collaboration

Salvy Trojman, Gale
Presentation slides: English | French

10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 12:00 Linked data project presentations

Members give short presentations on their institution’s proposed CLDI project to Planning & Working Group members and selected guests.Selected guests invited to provide feedback on projects.

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

Opportunity to informally discuss workshop, project proposals, and other issues

13:00 - 14:00

Individual Planning & Working Groups debriefings

Planning & Working Groups meet separately to discuss and debrief on past day’s events, to consider next steps for each of their groups, to discuss how they may be able to support planned projects announced earlier, and to identify issues, questions, actions items for the Planning Group and the other Working Groups.

14:00 - 14:45 Group debriefing

All groups report out on their afternoon debriefings, discussion on issues identified and on institutional projects presented and present proposed next steps, action items, & timelines

14:45 - 15:00 Break  
15:00 - 15:45 Group debriefing (continued)

All groups report out on their afternoon debriefings, discussion on issues identified and on institutional projects presented and present proposed next steps, action items, & timelines

15:45 - 17:00

Planning Group and Working Group Chairs debriefing

Planning Group and the Chairs of the Working Groups reviews debriefs from the Working Groups and finalize next steps, action items, and timelines