Workshop on Finding and Re-using Public Information, 1st November 2008

We are pleased to announce a workshop on [‘Finding and Re-using Public Information’](http://okfn.org/wiki/PublicInformation), co-organised with the [Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI)](http://www.opsi.gov.uk/), the [Power of Information (POI) Taskforce](http://powerofinformation.wordpress.com/) and [mySociety](http://www.mysociety.org/). Details are as follows:

* **When**: Saturday 1st November 2008, 1030-1600
* **Where**: [London Knowledge Lab](http://www.lkl.ac.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=42&Itemid=32), 23-29 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QS. (See [map](http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.5215&lon=-0.11833&zoom=16&layers=B000FTF).)
* **Wiki**: [http://okfn.org/wiki/PublicInformation](http://okfn.org/wiki/PublicInformation)
* **Participation**: Attendance is free. If you are planning to come along please add your name to [the participants list](http://okfn.org/wiki/PublicInformation), or email us (info at the okfn domain).

From the [wiki page](http://okfn.org/wiki/PublicInformation):

> 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://www.ckan.net), a registry of knowledge resources.