Open Research Data Handbook Sprint – 15-16 February

On February 15-16, the Open Research Data Handbook Sprint will happen at the Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE. The Open Research Data Handbook aims to provide an introduction to the processes, tools and other areas that researchers need to consider to make their research data openly available. Join us for a […]

JISC Open Biblio 2 project – final report

**This is cross-posted from [](** Following on from the success of the first [JISC Open Bibliography project]( we have now completed a further year of development and advocacy as part of the [JISC Discovery programme]( Our stated aims at the beginning of the second year of development were to show our community (namely all those […]


Last month we ran the Open Knowledge Foundation’s largest celebration of open bibliographic data to date. The main focus of the two-day event was to get some hacking done and use the tools the Open Knowledge Foundation has helped to build, or is currently building, for working with bibliographic data, such as [BibServer](, [TEXTUS]( and […]

The Right to Read Is the Right to Mine

*The following is a draft content mining declaration developed by the Open Knowledge Foundation’s [Working Group on Open Access](* **In brief: The Right to Read Is the Right to Mine** ##Introduction Researchers can find and read papers online, rather than having to manually track down print copies.  Machines  (computers) can index the papers and extract […]

#OpenDataEDB 2: 16th May

Following the fun we had at [March’s Meet-up ‘launch’](, we will be having another gathering of people interested in open data next Wednesday 16th May. Hosted by the [Wash Bar](, Edinburgh, from 19.00, come and join us to discuss ideas, projects and plans in relation to openness. Lightning Talks will include Federico Sangati on crowdsourcing […]

Hackathon alert: BiblioHack!

The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Biblio group, and Working Group on Open Data in Cultural Heritage, along with DevCSI, present BiblioHack: an open Hackathon to kick-start the summer months. From Wednesday 13th – Thursday 14th June, we’ll be meeting at [Queen Mary, University of London, East London](,0,12211009764401829303&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A), and any budding hackers are welcome, along with […]

Announcing DM2E: Exploring the possibilities of Linked Open Data in cultural heritage

The Open Knowledge Foundation is delighted to announce that it will be leading the community work for a three-year EU funded project entitled [Digitised Manuscripts to Europena (DM2E)]( The project consortium, which includes academic institutions, NGOs and commercial partners, will be led by [Professor Stefan Gradmann]( at the Humboldt University. ##Europeana The project aims to […]

#OpenDataEDB: the results

Last night was the first [OKFN]( [Meet-Up]( in Scotland* at the [Ghillie Dhu](, Edinburgh, run in collaboration with [DevCSI]( 19 people attended from around the city and nearby, including Glasgow, and those visiting for the Open Biblio Sprint represented Cambridge, London, Wolverhampton and the Netherlands. The Auditorium was a beautiful venue, and there was a […]

Scotland’s first Meet-up is next Tuesday!

**Interested in Open Knowledge? Want to meet others who are? …Look no further! [OKFN]( and [DevCSI]( are arranging the first [Meet-up]( here in Edinburgh, with the [Open Biblio]( project team taking the helm.** OKFN Meet-ups are friendly and informal evenings for people to get together and talk about open data. [London]( and [Cambridge]( have had […]