[ok-edinburgh] Fwd: RE: EUDL: Open Knowledge Scotland - feedback on announce mail?

Robin Rice rice at staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Tue Mar 30 13:06:02 UTC 2010

Hi Sheila,

Nicola also sent some revisions. Can you please edit your changes 
directly into the google docs site for us? Otherwise it's hard to catch 
them all.

That has Nicola's edits taken into account. Once we have the final text 
we'll update eventbrite and start sending out emails.

Jo Walsh wrote:
> more comments...
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: RE: EUDL: Open Knowledge Scotland - feedback on announce mail?
> Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:18:42 +0100
> From: Sheila Fraser <sheila.fraser at ed.ac.uk>
> Reply-To: <sheila.fraser at ed.ac.uk>
> To: WALSH Jo <jo.walsh at ed.ac.uk>
> Hi Jo,
> I'm not sure if this is too late, but I've made a few changes to the 
> text to
> try and highlight what people will get out of it. I'm not sure if this is
> the right tone for education, so please feel free to ignore the suggestions
> and let me know I've got it wrong.
> Cheers,
> Sheila
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-eudl at lists.ed.ac.uk [mailto:owner-eudl at lists.ed.ac.uk] On 
> Behalf
> Of Jo Walsh
> Sent: 26 March 2010 15:11
> To: 'EUDL'
> Cc: m.fourman at ed.ac.uk; ok-edinburgh at lists.okfn.org
> Subject: EUDL: Open Knowledge Scotland - feedback on announce mail?
> dear all at EUDL,
> Robin, Stuart and I, with some folks from SCRIPT, and support from IDEA 
> Lab,
> are planning a 4-hour Open Knowledge mini-conference at inSpace below the
> School of Informatics, on 13th May.
> Here's the draft of the email announcement, which we should start
> circulating very soon. The text is cribbed from the text for the Open
> Knowledge conference in London. It would be great to have some feedback on
> this text. Would you attend this event? Is it clear what we're asking for?
> Does the tone fit the scope (a fairly informal afternoon/evening, hoping to
> attract people from outside of the University as well as within it?)
> Comments on or off-list would be very much appreciated.
> Open Knowledge Scotland
> -----------------------
> Where: School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
> When: Thursday May 13th, 3-7pm
> How much: free
> Register:  http://okscotland.eventbrite.com/
> Open Knowledge Scotland brings together individuals from across the open
> knowledge spectrum for teaching and discussion. This is an opportunity for
> you to hear the latest in creating, publishing or reusing data or content
> that is open according to http://opendefinition.org/ and we welcome
> contributions in the form of short talks. If you are interested in taking
> part please register for the event, and optionally sign up to present a
> short talk.
> Open knowledge promises significant social and economic benefits in a wide
> range of areas from governance to science, culture to technology. 
> Opening up
> access to content and data can radically increase access and reuse,
> improving transparency, fostering innovation and increasing societal
> welfare.
> In addition to high profile initiatives such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap 
> and
> the Human Genome Project, there is enormous growth among open knowledge
> projects and communities at all levels. Moreover, in the last year, many
> governments across the world have begun opening up their data.
> In academia, open access to both publications and data has been gathering
> momentum, and similar calls to open up learning materials have been 
> heard in
> education. Furthermore this gathering flood of open data and content is the
> creator and driver of massive technological change.
> During the session we will consider questions such as: how can we make this
> data available, how can we connect it together, how can we use it
> collaborate and share our work? How can Scotland benefit from open data?
> We welcome proposals on any aspect of creating, publishing or reusing
> content or data that is open in accordance with http://opendefinition.org.
> Topics include but are not limited to:
> ### Technology * Semantic Web and Linked Data in relation to open knowledge
> * Platforms, methods and tools for creating, sharing and curating open
> knowledge * Light-weight, adaptive interaction models * Open, decentralized
> social network applications * Open geospatial data
> ### Law, Society and Democracy * Open Licensing, Legal Tools and the Public
> Domain * Open government data and content (public sector
> information) * Open knowledge and international development * Opening up
> access to the law
> ### Culture and Education * Open educational tools and resources * Business
> models for open content * Incentive and rewards open-knowledge contributors
> * Open textbooks * Public domain digitisation initiatives
> ### Science and Research * Opening up scientific data * Supporting
> scientific workflows with open knowledge models * Open models for 
> scientific
> innovation, funding and publication ('open-access') * Tools for analysing
> and visualizing open data * Open knowledge in the humanities
> -- 
> Jo Walsh
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> skype: metazool
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Robin Rice
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