[okfn-coord] OKF/LSE application for COMMUNIA workshop, March 2009

Prodromos Tsiavos p.tsiavos at lse.ac.uk
Thu Aug 21 07:44:05 UTC 2008

I think this is a good idea, but we need to differentiate from what will 
happen in Amsterdam in October, which is also very data driven. Do you think 
we could move more towards the idea of the common information environment 
for the public sector and include both science (data) and the cultural 
sector (museums, libraries, archives, art). We could have people from BL, 
BBC, MLA, JISC etc present as well.

Is there a chance some of us meeting in London next week to discuss it?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Gray" <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
To: "Prodromos Tsiavos" <p.tsiavos at lse.ac.uk>; <okfn-coord at lists.okfn.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: [okfn-coord] OKF/LSE application for COMMUNIA workshop, March 

> Just to follow on from this, its occurred to me that we could be in quite 
> a good position to do one on data. Not only do we then have all of the 
> scope for discussion of the Database Right, and related legal questions - 
> which I think is appropriate given both COMMUNIA's scope and the OKF's 
> expertise; but we can also tie in discussions of finding data, whether its 
> European PSI, raw data from scientific research, or whatever. Also the 
> sharing/re-using data angle, and technical discussions of repositories, 
> etc. It would complement the emphasis on copyrightable materials that most 
> workshops have taken so far.
> What do people think?
> Best,
> J.
> Jonathan Gray wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> A quick ping to see if anyone has any further thoughts about the 
>> application for the March 2009 COMMUNIA workshop! I'm happy to draft it 
>> (details below) once we've got an idea. The deadline is Friday 5 
>> September 2008.
>> It would be great if we could have this and OKCon 2009 back to back! We 
>> could include this in section 9 ("potential synergies with other events 
>> immediately before/after in the same city/region").
>> To recap what COMMUNIA has organised so far:
>>   * First COMMUNIA Workshop: Technology and the Public Domain Torino 
>> (Italy), 18/01/2008
>>   * Second COMMUNIA Workshop: Ethical Public Domain: Debate of 
>> Questionable Practices Vilnius (Lithuania), 31/03/2008
>>   * First COMMUNIA Conference: Public Domain in the Digital Age 
>> Louvain-La-Neuve (Belgium), 30/06-01/07/2008
>>   * Third COMMUNIA Workshop: Marking the public domain: relinquishment & 
>> certification), Amsterdam, 20-21 October 2008
>> Some suggestions for the London workshop:
>>   * Finding and re-using public domain resources
>>   * The value of the public domain - Rufus? :-)
>>   * Beyond licensing
>>   * Public Sector Information
>>   * Supporting the public domain
>>   * The role of the public domain in research and education
>>   * ...
>> It would be great to get a few emails bouncing back and forth on this!
>> Jonathan
>> ---
>> 1. Title of the Workshop;
>> 2. Abstract of the Workshop: topic to be addressed, how, etc.;
>> 3. Brief explanation of why the topic is relevant and timely for
>>     COMMUNIA;
>> 4. Description of the workshop venue;
>> 5. Expected attendance (e.g., based on previous experiences by the
>>     organizers);
>> 6. Names and short bios of the members of organizing team; please
>>     emphasize any previous direct experiences organizing
>>     workshop/conferences/events;
>> 7. Proposed budget, with a break-down of the main costs;
>> 8. Proposed workshop program: rough organization of the day (i.e.,
>>     session topics);
>> 9. Any another information that might strengthen the proposal, e.g.,
>>     how well the city or the venue are connected with the rest of
>>     Europe, potential synergies with other events immediately
>>     before/after in the same city/region, etc.
>> Each organisation may submit only one workshop proposal
>> for the March 2009 slot.
>> PLEASE BE AWARE that, according to the DoW, we have committed, for the
>> second year of COMMUNIA, to attract an audience of at least 65 persons
>> to the Workshops. This should not be too much of a problem, but still
>> please do keep it in mind, since we will be evaluated against that
>> number.
>> ALSO PLEASE BE AWARE that, always according to the DoW, we have
>> committed, for the second year of COMMUNIA, to attract 12
>> contributions (papers, article, presentations) in response to our
>> Workshop calls. Again, it should not too much of a problem, but still
>> keep it in mind.
>> The Workshop must be clearly presented to the public
>> as a COMMUNIA Workshop.
>> Each COMMUNIA Workshop may count on an overall budget of
>> EUR 10.000; payments will be _handled directly by the Coordinator_,
>> as well as the travel of out-of-town speakers (if any).
>> The Organizer may seek other funds from governments, scientific
>> organizations, foundations, and similar non-for-profit entities.
>> Sponsorships (if any) must be previously approved by the Coordinator.
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