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 [Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network], a registry of knowledge resources.
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.)
- 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).