[open-bibliography] Invitation to the Discovery Conference, London, 26th May

Owen Stephens owen at ostephens.com
Tue May 10 09:25:17 UTC 2011

This may be of interest - specifically licensing of metadata (bibliographic and other) will be part of the discussion, and also looking at ways such open metadata might be exploited.

How can we better serve UK educators and researchers to excel in their work by increasing access to and visibility of relevant content?
The work of the Resource Discovery Taskforce has entered a new phase of active implementation. This conference marks the launch of ‘Discovery: a metadata ecology for UK education and research’, a programme of activity that will build critical mass through opening up data, exploring and demonstrating what open data makes possible, and actively addressing barriers to progress in this critical agenda for the future of libraries, archives and museums.

The Discovery conference will address and debate challenges from researchers in both humanities and sciences
Chaired by Professor David Baker, Deputy Chair of the JISC Board, and Nick Poole of Collections Trust
·         Hear from Dr Stuart Lee at Oxford University and Professor Peter Murray-Rust at Cambridge University arguing the case for what researchers need to fuel their discovery, then participate in the Research Conversation on how to respond to those challenges
·         Participate in the Teaching and Learning Conversation to share your ideas on assessing and responding to student expectations, with input from Dr Drew Whitworth at Manchester University
·         In the afternoon, work with the Discovery team to look at opportunities for taking action around special collections and aggregation services
·         Contribute your ideas to the Big Event session – a new initiative to set up a focal point for exploring content from a number of different sources as a catalyst for collaboration
·         Hear about a new strategy to make progress on licensing issues
Venue: Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
Date: Thursday 26th May 2011, 10.00am-4.00pm
Who should attend? Leaders and managers, practitioners, developers and advocates from libraries, archives, museums, associated publishers and interested organisations, who want early involvement in making digital content easy to find, share and re-use.
Register at: http://rdtf-discovery.eventbrite.com
For more information on the JISC and RLUK Resource Discovery Taskforce, visit: http://rdtf.mimas.ac.uk
Owen Stephens
Owen Stephens Consulting
Web: http://www.ostephens.com
Email: owen at ostephens.com
Telephone: 0121 288 6936

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