The Fourth International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums Summit is made possible by generous support from the following sponsors. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please see our sponsorship packages.


The Fondazione Giorgio Cini is a non-profit cultural institution based in Venice, Italy. It was constituted by Vittorio Cini, in memory of his son Giorgio, with the aim of restoring the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore (devastated after 100 years of military occupation) and of creating an international cultural centre that would re-integrate the Island into the life of Venice.
«The Fondazione Giorgio Cini’s mission is to promote the redevelopment of the monumental complex on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and encourage the creation and development of educational, social, cultural and artistic institutions in its surrounding territory.»
The creation of the Foundation was one of the most considerable private initiatives of the 20th century. The importance of this undertaking was borne out by the initial investment committed to rehabilitate the Island and by the many events the Foundation has promoted or hosted since. It is further substanstiated by the cultural patrimony conserved on the Island and, since 1984, at the Gallery of Palazzo Cini at San Vio.
Alongside the Foundation’s commitment to its own research and the conferences and seminars growing out of this work, the Island welcomes events sponsored by distinguished cultural and scientific organisations. It has even been the site of major international summits (most importantly the G7 in 1980 and 1987).
The role of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini is attested by the many highly esteemed intellectuals, artists, politicians and economists who have been involved in its programme, and by the recollections of scholars and guests who have spent time on the Island.


We transform the world with culture! We want to build on Europe’s rich heritage and make it easier for people to use, whether for work, for learning or just for fun.
All across Europe, thousands of museums, galleries and archives are digitizing their collections – creating virtual copies of their texts, imagery and objects. Once these collections are made public online, we work hard to make sure other people can find and use them. We currently provide access to over 50 million items.
The Europeana Foundation has about 50 staff, based mainly in The Hague. The Europeana Network Association is made up of hundreds of people working in a huge range of cultural and technology organisations across Europe. Then there’s the network of data partners – over 3,300 institutions and aggregators who provide cultural heritage collections for publication on Europeana.
You can read more about us at http://pro.europeana.eu/about-us/



Founded in 1887 to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society, Pratt Institute has become a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as a campus in Utica, New York (PrattMWP College of Art and Design), Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.


regesta.exe is an Italian company specialized in shared web Multimedia Archives and Linked Data Technologies that provides services in the Cultural Heritage sector.
Founded in 1996 regesta.exe provides any type of institution with services and tools, allowing to create, manage, retrieve, access and share online the cultural heritage. Between 2002 and 2004 developed “Digital Archives & Memory Storage” (DAMS), a project to manage on the web multimedia archives within the framework of the Ten Telecom European programme. In 2012 the XML-native platform xDams, derived from DAMS, was released as open source.
Since 2008 regesta has been investing in research on tools for semantic web and Linked Data technologies managing LOD repositories and automating LOD’s production processes and publications from legacy systems. In 2011 regesta published the complete catalogue of digital data and documents in Linked Open Data for the Italian Chamber of Deputies, in 2012 ReLoad (Repository for Linked open archival data), a project that fosters experimentation with technology and methods of linked open data for archival resources. In 2015 Open Memory Project, a Linked Data Web Portal to publish and access resources on the History of the Jews and the Shoah in Italy, realized by regesta.exe, won the Grand Prize at international LODLAM challenge.


Linking Sponsors

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. OCLC is at the forefront of linked data research and development in the library sector, helping to connect researchers, students, businesses and partners to the rich bibliographic data represented in WorldCat and other library sources.


AARNet (Australia’s Academic and Research Network) is a non profit company owned by Australian universities and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) that delivers a world-class high speed low latency network infrastructure for research and education.  AARNet interconnects the universities and CSIRO with other organisations that have a research and education mission, or with organisations whom the education and research sector interacts, including: hospitals, vocational training providers, schools and cultural institutions. The network and collaboration services such as CloudStor and Zoom, enable innovation in the delivery of education and seamless data access and movement between researchers, specialist instruments, tools, computing resources, and data archives.


The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions which transmit our cultural heritage.

Supporting Sponsors

The Getty is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts which includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and the Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations in California, USA: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

In August 2013 the Getty launched the Open Content Program to make available, without restriction, as many of the Getty’s resources as possible. This effort began with the release of roughly 4,600 high-resolution images from the collections of the Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute via the Getty Search Gateway, which now contains more than 1 million items. The first Getty resources to be released as Linked Open Data (LOD) were the Getty vocabularies because they are broadly used resources in the library and cultural heritage communities. The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT®) was published as LOD in February 2014, followed by the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN®) in August 2014, and the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN®) in April 2015. In Spring 2016, the Getty became a member of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community, which is dedicated to making image-based content and descriptive linked data available via standardized interfaces to promote interoperable tools and platforms across institutions. Currently the Getty is working on preparing the Getty Museum Collection and Getty Research Provenance Index® datasets for publication as Linked Open Data.


Casalini Libri is a family-run business, established by Mario Casalini in 1958 in response to a need for timely bibliographic information and supply of Italian publications.
Casalini Libri is recognised as one of the leading suppliers of publications from across Southern Europe to libraries and institutions worldwide. We currently work with over 3,000 libraries and institutions, and more than 5,500 publishers from over 40 countries.We aim to advance the profile of European culture and scholarship across the globe, providing a first-class bibliographic search and supply service for academic libraries and supporting publishers through promotion and distribution. We provide an efficient and personalised service for libraries, combining the supply of publications with a range of solutions that facilitate selection, acquisition and processing workflows. Our dedicated services for publishers range from subscription management to co-ordinated sales for print and electronic editions.


Challenge sponsors

Synaptica produces enterprise software applications for: building and managing taxonomies and crosswalks; designing and deploying knowledge organization systems and Linked Data ontologies; annotating, indexing and enriching content; and optimizing search, navigation and discovery.
Synaptica sponsors numerous educational outreach projects for Library and Information Science departments and the Dublin Core Linked Data for Professional Education (LD4PE) project.

Their blog and social media links are: www.synapticacentral.com; www.facebook.com/synapticallc and twitter.com/synaptica


Travel awards sponsors

The Digital Library Federation is a robust and ever more diverse and inclusive community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies.
Our 158 member institutions make the work of the DLF possible, supporting community efforts in a variety of research and prototyping, information sharing, staff development, networking, and catalytic initiatives. However, individuals are invited to participate in DLF working groups and events regardless of institutional status. DLF serves all who are invested in the success of libraries, museums, and archives in the digital age.

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves over 5,600 customers in 90 countries. 43 of the top 50 universities worldwide and over 40 national libraries deploy Ex Libris solutions to create a unified platform for both the management and discovery of library resources. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.



Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Linking sponsors


Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

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The Getty
Casalini Libri

Challenge sponsors


Travel awards sponsors

Digital Library Federation


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