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October 8, 2008

Workshop on Finding and Re-using Public Information

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heather Piwowar @ 2:16 pm

From Jonathan Gray of OFKN.  It sounds fun, I need a teleporter!

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:

http://blog.okfn.org/2008/10/08/workshop-on-finding-and-re-using-public-information/

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.

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