LoCloud final conference report

Image showing participants at the LoCloud final conference in the reception space inside the RCE's building in Amersfoort
In February the final conference for the LoCLoud project was held at the new, purpose-built  premises of the Netherlands Cultural Heritage agency (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed - RCE) in the historic town of Amersfoort.

The event was opened with a welcome from Henk Alkemade from RCE, who is one of the partners in LoCloud and responsible for collecting information from the many museums and institutions across the Netherlands.  Next Ole Myhre Hansen, the project coordinator from the National Archives of Norway, then introduced LoCloud explaining the goals of the project and showing some examples of the content provided.

This was followed by a series of presentations from partners describing the impact of the project in their regions and highlighting some of the content that is now available on Europeana.  

Next there were a series of presentations about the techologies developed during the project including LoCloud Collections, MORe, MINT, the
Holly Wright presenting for ADS at tha LoCloud Final Conference
Historical Place Names service, the Geocoding service, Vocabulary Services and more. 

Our guest speaker Richard Leaming spoke about the BBC/JISC RES project taking as his theme: "Bastille, pop band or historical icon? How linked open data helps teachers, students and researchers find the right one."

The day ended with a short film featuring the entries to the LoCloud competition and the presentation of awards to the winners.

For a full report on the day's proceedings please see:

For the conference programme and to access the presentations: http://www.locloud.eu/Events/LoCloud-Conference