[LINK] Creative Commons from Parliament House

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Nov 26 10:45:38 AEDT 2010

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. I will blog during 
the day: 

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 - 11:00am	Neale Hooper, Queensland University of Technology 
Creative Commons and Government
Case Studies: public sector
11:00am - 11:20am	Donna Nicholson, A/g Assistant Statistician, 
Integrated Collections & Dissemination Division, Australian Bureau of 
Statistics	Case Study: Australian Bureau of Statistics
11:20am - 11:40am	Roxanne Missingham, Australian Parliamentary 
Librarian	Case Study: Australian Parliament
11:40am -12:00noon	Bernard de Broglio, Internet Coordinator, Mosman 
Municipal Council	Case Study: Mossman Municipal Council, Sydney
12noon-1pm	Lunch
Case Studies: educational, cultural and creative
1:00pm -1:20pm	Seb Chan, Head of Digital, Social and Emerging 
Technologies, Powerhouse Museum	Case Study: Powerhouse Museum
1:20pm - 1:40pm	Sherre DeLys, Founder/Executive Producer, ABC Pool	Case 
Study: ABC Pool
Implementing Open Access
1:40pm - 2:00pm	Colin Steele, Emeritus Fellow, Australian National 
University	Creative Commons in research and education
2:00pm - 2:20pm	Richard Best, Legal Advisor, NZ State Services 
Commission	New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing Framework 
2:20pm - 2:40pm	Helen Daniels, Assistant Secretary, Copyright Law 
Branch, Attorney-General’s Department	New Intellectual Property 
Guidelines and the Role of Agencies

2:40pm - 2:50pm	Cheryl Foong, Queensland University of Technology	Guide 
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. ;-)

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra

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