Friday, November 26, 2010

Creative Commons from Parliament House

Greetings from Parliament House in Canberra, where the seminar "Using Creative Commons in the Public Sector: Open Access to Knowledge, Culture and Public Sector Information (PSI)" just started. Senator Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, was to open the seminar, but is in an extended Senate session on the National Broadband Network (NBN). This makes the seminar topic of access to information very timely, as to get maximum value out of the NBN, the community needs access to information carried on it.

Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology, introduced, Professor Anne Fitzgerald (his sister and also from Queensland University of Technology), as the first speaker. She mentioned that ANU has released an open access policy, also the Declaration of Open Government, by Lindsay Tanner, Minister for Finance and Deregulation (16 July 2010).

Later speakers planned are:

10:40am - 11:00amNeale Hooper, Queensland University of TechnologyCreative Commons and Government
Case Studies: public sector
11:00am - 11:20amDonna Nicholson, A/g Assistant Statistician, Integrated Collections & Dissemination Division, Australian Bureau of StatisticsCase Study: Australian Bureau of Statistics
11:20am - 11:40amRoxanne Missingham, Australian Parliamentary LibrarianCase Study: Australian Parliament
11:40am -12:00noonBernard de Broglio, Internet Coordinator, Mosman Municipal CouncilCase Study: Mossman Municipal Council, Sydney
Case Studies: educational, cultural and creative
1:00pm -1:20pmSeb Chan, Head of Digital, Social and Emerging Technologies, Powerhouse MuseumCase Study: Powerhouse Museum
1:20pm - 1:40pmSherre DeLys, Founder/Executive Producer, ABC PoolCase Study: ABC Pool
Implementing Open Access
1:40pm - 2:00pmColin Steele, Emeritus Fellow, Australian National UniversityCreative Commons in research and education
2:00pm - 2:20pmRichard Best, Legal Advisor, NZ State Services CommissionNew Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing Framework (NZGOAL)
2:20pm - 2:40pmHelen Daniels, Assistant Secretary, Copyright Law Branch, Attorney-General’s DepartmentNew Intellectual Property Guidelines and the Role of Agencies

2:40pm - 2:50pmCheryl Foong, Queensland University of TechnologyGuide to Creative Commons and Government
Wrap up
2:50pm - 3:00pm
Closing comments


ps: I noticed a locust crawling around the senate hearing room. I am not sure what omen this is. ;-)

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