Getting started with Linked Open Data

17 September 2021, online
online study day
KBR, Royal Library of Belgium

Want to get started with Linked Open Data for cultural heritage? Find out how to open up your collections or share your research. This online study day will help you start making the transition from siloed databases to Linked Open Data.


  • The morning presentations will highlight numerous benefits and potential uses of Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, Museums, Heritage and Research Institutes.
  • The afternoon sessions will focus on the practice of data modelling and publishing Linked Open Data.


Registration is free but mandatory.

Registration is now closed.


This is the preliminary programme and list of speakers.

9:30Welcome – Sara Lammens (KBR)
9:40Why use Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage? (Ruben Verborgh – Ghent University)
10:20Storytelling with Linked Open Data (Julie Birkholz – KBR / Ghent University)
11:20Geospatial Linked Data (Piraye Hacigüzeller – University of Antwerp)
12:00Lunch break
13:00Workshop on data modelling of persons and organisations (ICEG)
15:10Best Practices for Library Linked Open Data (LOD) Publication (Matias Frosterus)
15:50Conclusion (KBR)
16:00End – Frédéric Lemmers (KBR)


In cooperation with Ghent University, University of Antwerp, ICEG and Meemoo in the context of the LOD-ISNI project, funded by BELSPO.


  • 17 September 2021, 9:30-16h
  • Location: online
  • Language: English

Ready to get started?

All practical info can be found on the dedicated page at KBR.