With the rapid evolution of a semantic web, it is no surprise that many cultural institutions, large and small, are exploring Linked Open Data (LOD) as a means of connecting distributed data across the Web and across internal repositories. Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAMs) around the world are busy making plans to publish linked data associated with the cultural heritage artifacts and information resources that they hold in the public trust. This imperative is built into the mission statements of LAMs. They are built to share!

In this session delivered at the LODLAM Training Day at the Semantic Technology and Business Conference, we encourage participants to discuss what applications and user interfaces are valuable for cultural institutions to serve the needs of your external and internal users.