[okfn-discuss] Workshop on Finding and Re-using Public Information, 1st November 2008

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Oct 8 20:09:29 BST 2008

We are pleased to announce a workshop on 'Finding and Re-using Public 
Information', co-organised with the Office of Public Sector Information 
(OPSI), the Power of Information (POI) Taskforce and mySociety:


Details are as follows:

  * When: Saturday 1st November 2008, 1030-1600
  * Where: London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QS. 
(see map http://ur1.ca/87q)
  * Wiki: http://okfn.org/wiki/PublicInformation
  * Participation: Attendance is free. If you are planning to come along 
please add your name to the participants list, or email us (info at the 
okfn domain).

The UK Government produces and distributes a vast amount of documents 
and datasets - from national statistics to environmental information, 
from socio-economic data to legal material. Recent technologies allow 
this information to be explored, built upon and made accessible in new 
ways - whether through visual representation, semantic interlinking, or 
through social media applications.

This informal, hands-on workshop will bring government information 
experts together with those who are interested in finding and re-using 
government information. In addition to focused discussions about legal 
and technological aspects of re-use, government information assets will 
be documented and tagged on CKAN (http://ckan.net), a registry of 
knowledge resources.

Please blog and forward as appropriate!


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