We are pleased to announce a one day workshop on Open Bibliographic Data and the Public Domain. Details are as follows:
- Where? Rooms 108/108a, FU Berlin, Garystr. 21, 14195 Berlin
- When? 7th October 2010
- Registration? http://publicdomain.eventbrite.com/
- Hashtag? #pdobd
- Notes? http://okfnpad.org/pdobd
Here’s the blurb:
This one day workshop will focus on open bibliographic data and the public domain. In particular it will address questions like:
- What is the role of freely reusable metadata about works in calculating which works are in the public domains in different jurisdictions?
- How can we use existing sources of open data to automate the calculation of which works are in the public domain?
- What data sharing policies in libraries and cultural heritage institutions would support automated calculation of copyright status?
- How can we connect databases of information about public domain works with digital copies of public domain works from different sources (Wikipedia, Europeana, Project Gutenberg, …)?
- How can we map existing sources of public domain works in different countries/languages more effectively?
The day will be very much focused on productive discussion and ‘getting things done’ — rather than presentations. Sessions will include policy discussions about public domain calculation under the auspices of Communia (a European thematic network on the digital public domain), as well as hands on coding sessions run by the Open Knowledge Foundation. The workshop is a satellite event to the 3rd Free Culture Research
Conference on 8-9th October.
If you would like to participate, you can register at:
If you have ideas for things you’d like to discuss, please add them at:
To take part in discussion on these topics before and after this event, please join: