[ogdcamp] Fringe workshop on Organisational Identifiers - Sunday 23rd
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Sep 7 20:58:06 UTC 2011
Fantastic - thanks Tim! Please let us know as soon as you're ready to
blog about it and we'll put something up. I've added a link here:
We'll aim to do this for all the satellite events as soon as possible.
All the best,
On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 10:03 PM, Tim Davies
<tim at practicalparticipation.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello Jonathan,
> Many thanks. I've set up an Eventbrite page
> at http://ogdcamp11-orgidworkshop.eventbrite.com/
> Feel free to start circulating.
> Chris T: Have you put in the general Open Companies proposal for the main
> camp yet? Can you make sure it includes a link to this workshop?
> Chris/Theodora: If we wait until next week or so on a blog post - I'm just
> waiting to confirm other possible partners (in touch with OrgPedia who are
> also doing work in this space).
> All the best
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
>> This is fantastic Tim! :-)
>> Yes - please go ahead and set up an EventBrite page, and I'll link to
>> this from the satellite events page.
>> Also can you liaise with Theodora (in cc) to put a blog post on this
>> on the OKF Blog? Hopefully we could also cross post this widely - on
>> Aidinfo, Sunlight, Open Corporates, etc.
>> We should also start thinking about target invites. Do you also want
>> to put in a proposal for a shorter session (2-4 hour) session on this
>> during the camp itself?
>> Very exciting! :-)
>> All the best,
>> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Tim Davies
>> <tim at practicalparticipation.co.uk> wrote:
>> > Hello all,
>> > It looks like we've got plans together for a fringe workshop on open
>> > data
>> > around organisational identifiers on Sunday 23rd October. A brief
>> > summary of
>> > the workshop focus is below. Anyone else interested in getting involved
>> > in
>> > this - do let me know.
>> > OKF folk: how are we managing registration for fringe events? Should we
>> > set
>> > up an EventBrite etc?
>> > Organisational Identifiers Workshop - Sunday 23rd October - Warsaw,
>> > Poland.
>> > Many open data projects would benefit from having a shared and stable
>> > way to
>> > identify organisations within datasets. There are a number of ongoing
>> > efforts to collect open data on organisations, or to assign unique
>> > indentifiers to organisations. Establishing a universal scheme of
>> > organisational identifiers is particularly important for projects such
>> > as
>> > the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), which need to
>> > identify
>> > organisations across many jurisdictions and across sectors (companies,
>> > charities, governments, other associations and organisations), covering
>> > countries with diverse approaches to, and quality of, official
>> > registration
>> > schemes. This workshop seeks to bring together different initiatives
>> > working
>> > on organisational identifiers to share knowledge and develop shared
>> > approaches to creating complementary and compatible access to
>> > organisational
>> > information.
>> > The core aims of the workshop are to:
>> > Bring together different actors exploring the organisational identifier
>> > question: including those focused on companies, charities, government
>> > agencies and other forms of organisation.
>> > Identify a shared method (standard) for re-using existing identifiers
>> > (e.g.
>> > Company Registration; VAT Registration). This may focus on convergence
>> > and
>> > compatibility between schemes such as the IATI Identifier (a framework
>> > for
>> > Identifiers); Open Corporates URIs (seeking to cover all companies
>> > globally); ORGPedia entries (“facilitating the “mashing up” of disparate
>> > data sets about the ownership, structure, performance and regulatory
>> > compliance of organizations” [REF]); Guidestar Identifier (NGO focussed)
>> > and
>> > other open data sources and initiatives.
>> > Identify existing efforts to collect open data on organisations and to
>> > map
>> > together different identifiers (e.g. Corporate groupings; mapping
>> > Charity
>> > and Company numbers etc.)
>> > Identify gaps in current approaches (e.g. how to handle countries or
>> > organisation-types with limited registration options available to them;
>> > how
>> > to check the quality of data etc).
>> > Develop a shared agenda for action in which partners can each take
>> > forward
>> > complementary efforts to define and use shared organisational
>> > identifiers,
>> > and to build the eco-system of open data available for as many of those
>> > identifiers as possible.
>> > Registration will open in mid-September. Registration for the Open
>> > Government Data Camp is already open at http://ogdcamp.org/.
>> > --
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>> > 07834 856 303.
>> > @timdavies
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>> > http://www.practicalparticipation.co.uk
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