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Revitalizing Endangered Languages +,_a_project_in_northern_Ghana,_April_2012_(8405073471).jpg
20 September 09:00–10:30 UTC. Chair: Sadik Shahadu. Panelists: Satdeep Gill • Mali Brødreskift • Aremu Anuoluwapo • Abdul-Rasheed Yussif • Olushola Olaniyan and more.

This panel brings together practitioners working with indigenous and endangered languages. It shows what tools and strategies are available for revitalizing the languages within the open ecosystem.

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Vulnerable Archives +,_Signal_generator,_Tape_recorders_-_Deutsches_Museum,_2010.jpg
20 September 11:00–12:30 UTC. Chair: Annet Dekker. Panelists: Miranda Siler • Ranjit Menon • Lozana Rossenova • Georgina Burnett • Mariana Ziku and more.

This panel looks at cultural heritage that falls outside existing systems of preservation and sharing and seeks new practices for broader inclusion of these bodies of knowledge.

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Wake-up Call for Heritage at Risk +,_Yemen_(10283232685).jpg
20 September 13:00–14:30 UTC. Panelists: Majd Al-Shihabi • Evelin Heidel • Nassima Chahboun and more

Cultural heritage buildings, monuments and sites are increasingly exposed to major problems and threats: armed conflicts and wars, natural disasters, climate change, pollution, mismanagement and uncontrolled activities. In this session, we explore the possibilities offered by open platforms and tools to monitor and assess these threats, and raise awareness among local communities.

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Decolonizing Metadata +
20 September 20:00–21:30 UTC. Chair: Sandra Fauconnier. Panelists: George Oates • Zack Krida • MHz Curationist and more.

This panel imagines how open media platforms can help underrepresented communities correct or protect data about them in the metadata that accompanies the media files and why it is important.

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OpenRefine +
20 September 09:00–10:30 UTC. Instructor: Sandra Fauconnier.

OpenRefine (previously Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it, transforming it from one format into another, and extending it with web services and external data. This tutorial demonstrates the basic functionalities of OpenRefine, and will also demonstrate how to reconcile data with Wikidata. Suggestions of interesting datasets to work with are welcome!

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Transkribus +
20 September 11:00–12:30 UTC. Instructor: Joseph Nockels.

This workshop enables participants to use the Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) tool Transkribus, a way of rendering historical manuscript material into machine-readable printed text. It showcases how to upload document images to the platform, run automated features like line segmentation and layout/document analysis, as well as how to train an AI-enabled model to automatically transcribe text. Once a trustworthy rendition of the text is transcribed as machine-readable text, institutions and scholars can begin to make the past readable and accessible through audio software and other digital methods.

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Understanding Wikimedia Projects +
20 September 13:00–14:30. Instructor: Andrew Lih.

An introduction to key projects of the Wikimedia movement – Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata – in the context of GLAM and Creative Commons.

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