Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2017 – Project Presentations

| 4. Okt 2017 | in Event | Keine Kommentare

The video recordings of this year’s project presentations are available (courtesy of

To see the other videos, have a look directly at the page.

Join the „Friends of OpenGLAM“ Network!

| 16. Sep 2017 | in Allgemein | Keine Kommentare

You can now support the cause of OpenGLAM in Switzerland by joining the „Friends of OpenGLAM“ Network! – It is meant to give our movement a stronger foundation by bringing the people behind it to the fore, and by securing the long-term financial viability of our activities.

Friends of OpenGLAM

„Hacken erwünscht“

| 21. Jun 2017 | in Allgemein | Keine Kommentare

SocietyByte über #ZACK, den Zürcher Archiv-Hackday:

Hacken erwünscht


Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2017 – Registration is Open

| 22. Mai 2017 | in Event | Keine Kommentare

Registration for the third Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon is open.

This year’s event takes place on 15-16 September 2017 (some workshops starting on the 14 September already). It is hosted by the University of Lausanne and supported by the Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne, by the Laboratoire de cultures et humanités digitales (LADHUL),, Ernst Göhner Foundation and Migros Kulturprozent.

Participants are asked to sign up by the end of August 2017: Programme & Registration.

Please help us spread the word online and offline. If you would like to distribute flyers, you can download the files for self-print out or get in touch with beat.estermann(at)


Archival Hackday in Zurich – Sign up now!

| 22. Mai 2017 | in Event | Keine Kommentare

Sign up now for the Open Archival Hackday that will take place on Friday, 9th June at the Zurich Cantonal Archives.
The event is organized by several archives of the Zurich region in cooperation with OpenGLAM CH and the Association of Swiss Archivists.

For the programme & registration information, refer to the event page!

The datasets made available for this occasion are available here.



Results of the Hackathon Participants‘ Survey 2016

| 18. Mrz 2017 | in Event | Keine Kommentare

The results of our Participants’ Survey for the 2016 edition have been published.

As in the previous year, the hackathon has been a large success. According to the participants, it has been most effective in terms of networking, spurring and exchanging ideas, promoting access to cultural data, finding out how data can be used in new contexts, as well as in exchanging skills and know how.

The five top-ranked measures to improve the long-term impact of the hackathon include:
• systematically involving students;
• offering coaching to assist hackathon teams to further pursue their project;
• offering hands-on workshops and introductory courses before the hackathon;
• presenting the outcome of hackathon projects to specialized audiences or to a broader public.

The organizing team will progressively look into ways of improving those aspects and is happy if you join the effort!

Download: Results of the Hackathon Participants‘ Survey 2016 (PDF)

Impressions of the Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2016

| 5. Aug 2016 | in Event | Ein Kommentar

Infoclio has published videos of a series of interviews and of the project presentations of this year’s Open Cultural Data Hackathon, which took place at the Basel University Library on 1-2 July 2016.

This is just a selection. The complete list of the videos can be found at the website, while the list of hackathon projects as well as a list of available datasets can be found on the hackathon website.


| 28. Jun 2016 | in Event, Portraits | Keine Kommentare
Seit Januar stehen die urheberrechstfreien Digitalisate der UB Basel unter Public Domain. Sie dürfen ohne Rückfragen genutzt werden und stehen allen Hackern auch am Hackathon zur Verfügung.  Insgesamt sind das über 25.000 verfügbare Objekte! Die Handschriften-Abteilung der UB hat einige Ideen, was man mit diesen Daten am kommenden Hacker-Wochenende machen könnte und freut sich, diese hier vorzustellen.
Und natürlich darf gerne weiter gestöbert werden. Dafür bitte hier (e-manuscripta), hier (e-rara) oder hier (e-codices) entlang!


Hier also einige Ideen…

Die Vogelstimmen-Daten wurden übrigens im Rahmen des Hackathons CodingdaVinci bereits sehr eindrücklich genutzt.

Nightingale and Canary from Andy Thomas on Vimeo.

Wir wünschen auf jeden Fall viel Spass beim Stöbern und Ideen finden und freuen uns auf eure Teilnahme und die Ergebnisse!

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