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Open Knowledge Scotland

The Open Knowledge Foundation

Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM (BST)

Open Knowledge Scotland

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Where: School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Thursday May 13th, 3-7pm (coffee & registration from 2:30)
How much: Free
Register:  http://okscotland.eventbrite.com/

Programme: http://wiki.okfn.org/Open%20Knowledge%20Scotland%20Event%20Page

Add your info: http://wiki.okfn.org/okscotland/introductions

This event brings together interested parties from across the open knowledge spectrum based in Scottish educational institutions, Scottish research organisations, Scottish local and national government, and members of the public for the purposes of teaching, learning and discussion.

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 digital content 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, last year, the UK government began opening up their data on the Linked Data cloud through data.gov.uk.

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. This gathering flood of open data and content is the creator and driver of massive technological change.

During the event we will consider questions such as: What data can be made available? Are there privacy or ethical concerns? How can we connect it together? How can we use it to collaborate and share our work? How can Scotland benefit from open data? Are there public implications for entrepreneurial or ‘big business’ participation?

In the spirit of openness and exchange we invite participants to offer contributions on any aspect of creating, publishing or reusing open content in accordance with  http://opendefinition.org/ .  

We hope that this event provides an open forum for discussion amongst researchers and practitioners about open knowledge in Scotland.

Potential topics for discussion could include:

¨       Open educational resources and tools

¨       Business models for open content

¨       Semantic Web and Linked Data in relation to open knowledge

¨       Platforms, methods and tools for creating, sharing and curating open knowledge

¨       Open Licensing, Legal Tools and the Public Domain

¨       Open government data and content (public sector information)

¨       Supporting scientific workflows with open knowledge models

¨       Open models for scientific innovation, funding and publication ('open-access')

¨       Tools for analysing and visualizing open data

This event is fully booked. In the event of a registered delegate being unable to attend we have set up a waiting list.

We look forward to meeting with you soon.

The Open Knowledge Scotland Team

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When & Where

Inspace, at the Informatics Forum
1 Crichton Street
EH8 9AB Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM (BST)

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Open Knowledge Scotland will be brought to you with support from iDEAlab and EDINA at the University of Edinburgh.



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