As we blogged a few weeks back we’re putting on 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. Its coming up this Saturday!
Details are as follows:
- When: Saturday 1st November 2008, 1030-1600
- Where: London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QS. (See map.)
- Wiki: http://okfn.org/wiki/PublicInformation
- Participation: Attendance is free. If you would like to come along please add your name to the participants list, or email us (info at the okfn domain).
So far participants include:
- Jonathan Gray, The Open Knowledge Foundation
- Rufus Pollock, The Open Knowledge Foundation
- Richard Allan, The Power Of Information Task Force
- Richard Stirling, Cabinet Office
- John Sheridan, the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI)
- Dave Briggs, DavePress
- Dominic Campbell, FutureGov and Barnet Council
- Harry Metcalfe, The Dextrous Web TellThemWhatYouThink
- Anna Maybank, Social Innovation Camp
- Chris Taggart, Count Culture
- Sarah Gentleman Research Information Network
- Robert Brook
- Noel Hatch, Kent County Council – Innovation
- Ruth Tye
- Christian Nold
- Chris Corbin, ePSIplus
- Paul Appleby, TSO
- William Perrin, Cabinet Office
- Rhian Jones, RICU Digital Media, Research, Information and Communications Unit
- Ian Ibbotson, Knowledge Integration Ltd t (DCSF ISPP Project, Peoples network Discover, etc)
- Adrian Norman, Psiphon
From the wiki page:
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, a registry of knowledge resources.
We are looking forward to it!
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.