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6th Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon - Online Edition

The 2020 Edition of the Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon will take place on 5-6 June as an ONLINE hackathon. This edition is virtually hosted by the Swiss Institute for Information Science at the FHGR Chur, in collaboration with the Institute for Multimedia Production. The focus of the GLAMhack will lie on Linked Open Data, Machine Learning, Human-Computer-Interaction and Crowdsourcing. Once again, we are happy to collaborate with Wikimedia CH, infoclio.ch and other members of the Friends of OpenGLAM Network.

REGISTRATION is open. You can register here until 3 June. Please try to register as soon as possible to make it easier for the organizing committee.

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SHARE YOUR DATA in view of the next Open Cultural Data Hackathon

You may own yourself cultural data that you are ready to share. Please look at the infosheets and if you have any questions, feel free to contact valerie.hashimoto@openglam.ch.

View of Chur. Photo by Marketing htwchur, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

The interlinking of cultural heritage data, the use of structured data as well as crowdsourcing and machine learning are becoming more and more institutionalised in the international GLAM community. This is why the focus of the 2020 and 2021 editions will lie on linked open data, machine learning, human-computer-interaction and crowdsourcing.

The hackathon will start with the group formation on Friday morning and end with a round of presentations on Saturday afternoon. A warm-up session will take place on the Thursday afternoon with workshops and guided tours. The detailed programme will be published in February.

The challenges are published on our challenge page, please feel free to register and create a challenge!

Here is a selection of new datasets for the GLAMhack 2020:

List of exhibitions with Swiss artists (since 1945)

This dataset contains an extensive list of art exhibitions from 1945 to 2020. It provides the title of the exhibition, the institution and dates, the names of the participating artists who are edited in the SIKART lexicon, the SIKART-IDs of the exhibitions and artists as well as direct links to the exhibition entries in www.sikart.ch.

Source: Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft (SIK-ISEA)

Data: opendata.swiss

“The call of the mountains”

This dataset gathers images (paintings, photographs, postcards) of the mountain landscapes of Canton Graubünden. They illustrate the stories of the first alpinists, of adventure, success and defeats. They witness the development of Graubünden from the 1850’s to 2006.

Dataset infosheet (in German)

Source: Fundaziun Capauliana

Data: Due to copyright restrictions, the data will only be available in the context of the hackathon. We hope that using the data for a project will convince the new data provider to identify and publish open contents in the future.

image: Hotel Restaurant Belvédère. Alp Grüm 2189 m ü. M. Blick auf Palügletscher, postcard, 1929, Inv. Nr. 13931 © Fundaziun Capauliana

“Children’s drawings”

This dataset gathers about 300 drawings, which were created by the pupils of a secondary school in Zurich between approx. 1900 and 1911. They show ornaments, plants, animals and architecture in pencil, watercolour or ink.

Dataset infosheet (German)

Source: Stiftung Pestalozzianum

Data: Due to copyright restrictions, the data will only be available in the context of the hackathon.

image: Drawing with ornaments, drawn by a girl of age 14, watercolour and ink on paper, 51,1 x 31 cm, 1900-1910, class of Gustav Weber, Zürich, CC-BY-NC, Stiftung Pestalozzianum.

During the week before the Hackathon, we will organize an online pre-event in form of an information session and propose several input-presentations and workshops related to this year's themes. The links to the presentations will be sent to all GLAMhack attendees by e-mail. If you want to join the side-programme without registering to the GLAMhack, please contact valerie.hashimoto@openglam.ch.

Mini Pre-Event / Info Session

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 17:30 - 18:30
During this info session, we presented the challenges and datasets that have already been published. We explained the unfolding of the online Hackathon and presented the tools and platforms which you will be using.

Transkribus: Tutorial and Q & A

Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Publication of online tutorial on how to use Transkribus
Transkribus (transkribus.eu) is an open software for handwritten text recognition. Developed within project READ (Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents), Transkribus uses deep learning to analyze page layouts and recognizes scripts. Furthermore, the software helps you compute the accuracy of the result and the training of new writing styles on demand. Transkribus is a so-called expert software. Due to its different aptitudes, it's not as intuitive to use as other algorithms. With a little bit of training and an interest in text recognition, everyone can learn to use the software in some hours.
For the GLAMhack 2020, the Digital Humanities of the University of Bern will provide a video tutorial, demonstrating the software's use and abilities.

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 15:00 - 17:00
Q & A Session – Transkribus
If you plan to use Transkribus and have questions about the workflow or if you feel like discussing deep learning for text recognition: join our Question and Answer session! The link will be sent to all GLAMhack attendees in advance. If you want to participate to the Q & A session without registering to the Hackathon, please contact valerie.hashimoto@openglam.ch.
You can bring up your questions beforehand via twitter, mention @thist_be, and we'll answer them in the Q&A session. The session will be recorded and made available online as well.

Input Presentations / Panel

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 18:00-19:30 - Presentations

  • 18:00 - «archives at» – Referencing Archival Fonds on Wikidata by Michael Gasser, Head of Collections and Archives, ETH Library Zurich
  • 18:30 - “Do You Know More? Crowdsourcing @ the Image Archive, ETH Library Zurich” by Nicole Graf, Head Image Archive, ETH Library Zurich
  • 19:00 - Does AI Perform Better? – Metadata Enhancement through Deep Learning by Christian Stuber and Manuel Kocher, students at Bern University of Applied Sciences

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 18:00-19:30 - Panel on Authority Files and Controlled Vocabularies
The panel participants will present their activities in connection with the publication of authority files and controlled vocabularies as linked open data and share their future plans in this area. In the ensuing discussion, the panel participants and the members of the audience will discuss current challenges and identify areas for coordination and cooperation.

  • Beat Estermann, Bern University of Applied Sciences: Welcome & Introduction
  • Nicola Carboni, University of Zurich, Swiss Art Research Infrastructure: Resources and methodologies gathered by the Swiss Art Research Infrastructure (SARI) for managing, organising and semantifying reference information, specifically focusing on the current semantic ecosystem (standards, templates and software) for interlinking and presenting cultural data
  • Sarah Amsler, University of Zurich, Swiss Art Research Infrastructure: Translation of the AAT Art & Architecture Thesaurus
  • Beat Estermann, Bern University of Applied Sciences / Opendata.ch: Swiss GLAM Inventory on Wikidata; Authorities in the Context of the LOD Ecosystem for the Performing Arts

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 14:00 - 16:00
Workshop - Harmonizing Data Modelling Practices in the Performing Arts
The workshop is intended for representatives of performing arts archives and platforms as well as other people interested in harmonizing data modelling practices in the field of the performing arts at an international level. An overview of existing data models can be found here.

The objective of the workshop is to:
1. Provide an overview of existing data models, discuss similarities and differences, identify a common core (~90 minutes)
2. Discuss the question of how best to structure the harmonization process (~30 minutes)

Representatives of institutions with their own data will be asked to provide an overview of their current data model. The workshop will take place on Zoom. If you are planning to attend the workshop, please get in touch with Birk Weiberg (birk.weiberg@sapa.swiss).

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 17:00 - 19:00
Workshop – Wikidata & Performing Arts
The workshop is intended for practitioners interested in ingesting performing arts related data in Wikidata or in using data from Wikidata in their applications. For reference, see Wikidata Project "Performing Arts".

Tentative Agenda:
1. Round of table: Who has ingested / is planning to ingest what kind of data on Wikidata?
2. Round of table: Who has been using / is intending to use what kind of data from Wikidata?
3. What are the greatest challenges participants experience in the context of Wikidata? (brainstorming / clustering)
4. How are we planning to work together over the coming months?

The workshop will take place on Zoom. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Beat Estermann (beat.estermann@openglam.ch).

The programme is subject to slight changes, but the main time slots are set!

Friday, 5 June 2020
08:30 - 09:25 Time to log-in!
09:30 Official Opening Ceremony of the #GLAMhack20
09:30 - 09:40 Welcoming speeches
09:40 - 09:50 Info Session
09:50 - 10:20 Warm-up & Ice Breakers
10:30 - 12:30 Idea Pitching & Group Formation
14:30 Deadline for Project Descriptions
By 14:30, all #GLAMhack20 teams must provide a description of their project.
15:00 - 15:45 Help Centers on Slack
18:00 - 18:30 “Face recognition”, Input Presentation by Udo Birk
18:30 - 19:00 Evening Check-in (presentation of the projects by the organizers)
19:00 Online Apéro
Saturday, 6 June 2020
09:00 - 09:30 Time to log-in!
09:30 - 09:45 Morning Check-in & Info Session
10:00 - 10:45 Help Centers on Slack
16:00 Deadline for the Project Documentation
16:00 - 16:30 “Connecting Coins Around the Globe – Numismatics and Linked Open Data”, Input Presentation by Dr. Christian Weiss, curator coins & medals, Swiss National Museum
16:30 - 18:00 Final Presentations & Closing Ceremony

Entrance to the railway station in Chur. Photo by Cayambe, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

How should I imagine an online Hackathon?

The online Hackathon is very similar to a “real-life” event. We will be working with tools and platforms such as Webex and Slack to insure that the teams can collaborate efficiently. We will guide you through each step and do our best to insure that the social aspect of the GLAMhack does not get lost along the way.

How much does it cost to participate?

Participation in the GLAMhack is free thanks to our sponsors and partners.

Do I need a project idea or a team to participate?

No, it is possible to come with an idea or team, but not necessary. At the beginning of the hackathon different project ideas and challenges will be presented. You can work on the project idea that inspires you the most.

What if I have never been to a Hackathon?

Then it's about time!! Do not worry about not knowing anybody or not knowing how a Hackathon works. We will guide you through the whole process and make sure you have an awesome time!

What if I do not have any programming skills?

The Hackathon is not only aimed at developers or programmers, but also at curators, researchers, designers, digital humanists, artists, journalists, lateral thinkers…

What is the official language?

English! In the groups, feel free to adapt to your preferences.

What happens afterwards?

We aim to achieve a long-term and sustainable impact with the GLAMhack projects. We encourage the teams to further pursue their projects. The Hackathon results remain in the possession of the team.

These event is organized by the OpenGLAM CH Working Group of the opendata.ch association, with contributions from:

Organization Committee
Andrea Allemann
Beat Estermann
Valérie Hashimoto (project coordinator)
Oleg Lavrovsky
Dominik Sievi (lead dataset team)
Birk Weiberg
Ivo Macek
Michel Pfeiffer
Thomas Weibel
ZB Zürich
Lothar Schmitt (lead programme committee)
Opendata.ch / Basel University Library
Lionel Walter
Enrico Natale

The 2020 GLAMhack is made possible by financial and/or in kind contributions from the Swiss Institute for Information Science and the Institute for Multimedia Production of the FHGR Chur, Wikimedia CH, the Central Library Zurich, infoclio.ch, the Hasler Foundation, the City of Chur, GKB FORZA and the members of the Friends of OpenGLAM Network. We are also happy to have SwissDev Jobs as a communication partner.

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