Invitation to the GoTriple Hackathon - register by 27 October!

20 Oct 2021
Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the EU funded project TRIPLE, we would like to invite you to participate in the first GoTriple Hackathon, which will take place online on the following dates: 8-10/11/21 and 15-16/11/21, plus a preparatory meeting on 3/11/21.

The participation is open to  software programmers with a dedicated interest in vocabularies, programming librarians, non-IT specialists who work with managing vocabularies, people working in repositories and, of course, researchers.

The goal of the GoTriple Hackathon is the improvement of the coverage of the Library of Congress Subject Heading in the GoTriple vocabulary. Subject headings are specific words or phrases which are used in order to categorize and organize books and articles. 

The Library of Congress Subject Headings is perhaps the most widely adopted subject indexing system in the world and has been translated in many languages. Despite the fact that LCSH is the most translated Subject Headings System, there are discipline-specific vocabularies (i.e. selected lists of words which are used for the organization of knowledge) which have not yet been correlated to the LCSH. The challenge for the groups that will take part in this Hackathon is to find solutions to the problem of mapping between vocabularies in the languages that are represented in the TRIPLE Project (Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish) and LCSH.

A detailed description of the event along with a link to the registration form can be found here:

We would very much appreciate you spreading this information through your channels and welcome your participation at the event.

Kind Regards,

Tiziana Lombardo