The following post is from Jonathan Gray, Community Coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation.
Following on from our Open GLAM workshop in Warsaw last month, in a few weeks we’re hosting a half day workshop looking at how to overcome barriers to opening up data in the cultural heritage sector.
So far we have confirmed representatives from the British Library, the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the Tate, the V&A, and other cultural heritage institutions.
Further details are copied below. If you’re interested in participating, please pop me an email at: .
> ## Open Data in Cultural Heritage: Finding your way through the license labyrinth
> * Where?: Wellcome Trust, London, UK
> * When?: 24th November 2011
> Galleries, libraries, archives and museums around the world are opening up datasets, documents and other digital assets to enable the creation of innovative web and mobile services.
> This half day, hands-on workshop aims to help decision makers in the cultural heritage sector to navigate the plethora of licensing options for opening up their data and to develop new business models. The workshop will include:
> * Case studies on successful open data initiatives presented by leading practitioners
> * An open data licensing clinic with lawyers and legal experts, to address issues and questions with common licensing frameworks
> If you would like to participate, please email .
> ## Draft programme
> * Introduction – Jonathan Gray (Open Knowledge Foundation) and Mia Ridge (Cultural Heritage Technologist)
> * The Risks and Rewards of Open Data – Jill Cousins (Executive Director, Europeana)
> * Opening Up the BBC – Bill Thompson (BBC Archives + Technology Critic)
> * Open Data Legal Clinic – Francis Davey (Barrister), Naomi Korn (Copyright Consultant), Prodromos Tsiavos (London School of Economics)
> The workshop is organised by Jonathan Gray and Mia Ridge as part of the Open GLAM initiative in association with the Open Knowledge Foundation. Refreshments are provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through their support of the LODLAM Summit, and the event is kindly hosted by the Wellcome Trust.