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Open Data Learning Summit

A one-day summit (21.09.12) focused on exploring opportunities for open data learning and leadership in BC libraries. Engaging speakers and sessions included how-to presentations, moderated panels on best practices, storytelling, other uses of open data and open data leadership for librarians. Open data newbies, early adopters and the curious left this summit thinking about the possibilities for using open data to support communities of users and libraries. Here’s a recap of the event as well as a summary video.

Next Steps:

Tools & Resources – watch this space for new sample data sets, visualization tools and more! Please follow the conversation on Twitter #opendataLS

First Steps:

We gathered a group of speakers who are at the forefront of the open data movement, including open data leaders, users and information professionals who brought a range of perspectives and insight. The day began with a welcoming address from British Columbia’s Information & Privacy Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, followed by a keynote address from public policy and open activist David Eaves.

Brought to you by BC Libraries Cooperative, in partnership with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner BC and Libraries and Literacy, Ministry of Education.

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Summit hashtag: #opendataLS