Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Creative Commons in Parliament House

Senator Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, will be opening the seminar "Using Creative Commons in the Public Sector: Open Access to Knowledge, Culture and Public Sector Information (PSI)" will be held in Parliament House, Canberra on Friday 26 November 2010. The seminar is free, but RSVP to cheryl.foong@qut.edu.au

Here is a copy of the draft program converted to HTML:

Using Creative Commons in the Public Sector: Open Access to Knowledge, Culture and Public Sector Information (PSI)

Chair: Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology

Friday 26 November 2010, Parliament House, Canberra

On the back of the growing capacity of networked digital information technologies to process and visualise large amounts of information in a timely, efficient and user‐driven manner, there has been an increasing demand for better access to and re‐use of public sector information.

Launching the Declaration of Open Government on 16 July 2010, then Minister Tanner said that it “lays an important foundation in implementing our Government 2.0 agenda”:

[I]t acknowledges that the internet holds a crucial role in realising a more open and transparent form of government in this country. The Declaration is about making more government information available to the public online, and encouraging reuse of that information in new, valuable and potentially unexpected ways. It is about giving Australians more of a say in forming the policy and delivering the services that have an influence on their lives. It is about enabling government agencies and individual public servants to be more innovative and more responsive to input and feedback, while still maintaining the high ethical and professional standards we expect. 1

The Hon. Senator Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, who has agreed to deliver the opening address, has stated:

Open access to government data can dramatically increase the value created from the data both socially and economically [and] the society as a whole benefits from access to the data. 2

This one day seminar, chaired by Professor Anne Fitzgerald of Queensland University of Technology, will explain, through practical case studies, how government agencies may put Creative Commons licensing and Open Access policy into action. It will facilitate the implementation of current government IP policy within the operational practices of agencies.

  1. Declaration of Open Government, Lindsay Tanner, Minister for Finance and Deregulation, issued 16 July 2010, at http://agimo.govspace.gov.au/2010/07/16/declaration‐of‐open‐government/.
  2. Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference 2009.


Using Creative Commons in the Public Sector: Open Access to Knowledge, Culture and Public Sector Information (PSI)

Date: Friday, 26 November 2010
Time: 10 am to 3pm
Location: Parliament House, Canberra
Entry: Free (please RSVP cheryl.foong@qut.edu.au by Monday 22 November 2010)
10:00am - 10:20amSenator Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for Immigration and CitizenshipOpening Address
10:20am - 10:40amProfessor Anne Fitzgerald, Queensland University of TechnologyOverview of the development of Open Access Policy in Australia 2000-2010
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 - 3:00pmProfessor Brian Fitzgerald, Queensland University of TechnologyClosing comments


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