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:
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
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