As we announced earlier this month, tomorrow is our Workshop on Finding and Re-using Open Scientific Resources. As a concrete outcome of the workshop, we hope to add more open scientific resources to CKAN, as we did last Saturday in the Workshop on Public Information and which we’ve blogged about in the past.
So far, participants will include:
- Jonathan Gray, The Open Knowledge Foundation
- Rufus Pollock, The Open Knowledge Foundation
- Peter Murray-Rust, Unilever Cambridge Centre for Molecular Infomatics
- Jim Downing, Unilever Cambridge Centre for Molecular Infomatics
- Cameron Neylon, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
- Sarah Gentleman, Research Information Network
- Non Scantlebury, The Open University Library
- Joy Davidson, Digital Curation Centre
- Terence Freedman, The National Archives
- Hilary Smith, University of Sussex
- Vincent Rouilly, Imperial College London.
- Rhian Cunliffe, In-House Editor, BioMed Central Research Notes
- Ben O’Steen, Software Engineer Oxford Research Archive
- Tim Hubbard, Sanger Institute
- Giota Alevizou, London School of Economics
- Jessie Hey, EdShare, University of Southampton
Details of the workshop are as follows:
- When: Saturday 8th November 2008, 1100-1600
- Where: London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QS. (See map.)
- Wiki: http://okfn.org/wiki/OpenScience/Workshop
- Participation: Attendance is free. If you are planning to come along please add your name to the participants list, or email us (info at the okfn domain).
From the wiki page:
This informal, hands-on workshop will focus on finding and re-using open scientific resources – including public domain data, open access journal articles, and open educational materials. We will look at existing tools for discovering open material, metadata standards for relevant material in different domains, and how researchers go about looking for the material they need.
In addition to focused discussions about legal and technological aspects of re-use, open scientific resources will be documented and tagged on CKAN, a registry of knowledge resources.
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.