Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2021 (online)

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The yearly Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon is a fun, collaborative and innovative event dedicated to our digital heritage.

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Once a year, the GLAMhack brings together data providers, software developers, digital humanists, artists, Wikimedians/Wikipedians, and others in order to experiment how cultural data and content can be used for research purposes, for web and mobile apps, in the context of Wikipedia, for artistic re-mixes, or for other forms of re-use. This year, our hackathon will take place online.

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OpenGLAM Workshop Night - Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 17:00 - 19:00 CEST

Workshop on base registers and controlled vocabularies in the cultural heritage field


17:00 - 17:30 Audio Segmentation of Opera Recordings (in continuation of the Opera Forever project) Eduard Klein (BFH), Lukas Stuber, Michelle Schmid (students at BFH)

17:30 - 19:00 Workshop on base registers and controlled vocabularies in the cultural heritage field (follow-up of the workshop of 10 Sept. 2020) coordination: Thomas Hänsli, Florian Kräutli, Sarah Amsler (SARI - Swiss Art Research Infrastructure)

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 15:00 - 19:00 CEST

A series of presentations and panels as well as a poetry slam session will put you in the right mood for the hackathon, which will officially start on the next day.


15:00 - 15:30 Project Open Museum - Spanish Flu Selina Stuber, Maja Skrkic

15:30 - 16:00 Project Graph – Text reuse in rare books Meda Hotea (ETH Library), Maarten Delbeke, Benoit Seguin (ETH Zürich, D-ARCH, History and Theory of Architecture)

16:00 - 16:30 Object Recognition / Entity Extraction on Wikimedia Commons Yannick Burkhalter (Student at BFH)

16:30 - 17:00 Getting Started with IIIF Annabelle Wiegart, Elias Kreyenbuehl (Zurich Central Library), Nobutake Kamiya (University of Zurich)

17:00 - 17:15 Break

17:15 - 18:00 Panel: From Prototype to Product – How hackathon projects made their way into productive systems Panelists: Mathias Bernhard; Lionel Walter (Basel University Library); Michael Gasser (ETH Library); Moderator: Beat Estermann (OpenGLAM CH)

18:00 - 18:15 Poetry Slam performance by Lisa Christ

19:00 - 20:30 . Workshop with LODEPA

Hackathon Programme

Fri 16 April (all day): opening session, group formation, work on the hackathon projects in teams.

Sat 17 April (all day): Work on the hackathon projects in teams, final presentations of the projects.

The detailed programme will be published on our event page. There will be an onboarding session on 9 April (evening) and an opening event with presentations and a poetry slam performance on 15 April (afternoon and evening).

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