Title: IPR and the web: challenges for taxonomy
Date: Wednesday 20th February 2008
Location: Museum No. 1, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. How to get there?
(Please note change of venue)
Areas to be explored
|09:15||Welcome address||Prof. Stephen Hopper, Director RBG Kew|
|09:20||Introduction : barriers to web taxonomy||Dave Roberts, EDIT WP6 leader|
|09:30||The future of taxonomic discovery and information exchange: Access to data and information||Donat Agosti, taxonomist|
|10:15||Legal implications within the European framework||Willi Egloff, copyright lawyer|
|11:30||Enablement, proportionality and risks||Naomi Korn, IP consultant|
|12:15||How to give credit||Vishwas Chavan, GBIF|
|B Downstream data use (licensing, inhibitors to release of data )|
|C In-stream data use (how do we use existing copyright material)|
Meeting arrangements & funding
The morning symposium is open to all. The afternoon workshop sessions will be limited to 12 people per workshop and are now fully booked. Participation in the workshops will basically be first-come-first-served, but we will seek to balance attendance between institutions.
Travel funds for this meeting have already been distributed to partner Institutions as part of the first funding tranche. No further funding is available from EDIT; please consult your EDIT team leader. There is no registration fee.
Donat Agosti is a science consultant and ant taxonomist. He has been involved in the development of innovative tools to provide open taxonomic data to a wider community (eg antbase.org), providing access to taxonomic publications (plazi.org). His activities include contributions in the technical, legal and social domain, where he is an outspoken advocate for open access. (full CV at http://antbase.org/agosticv_2003.html)
Willi Egloff is a lawyer specialised on copyright. He is vice-president of Swissperform (the Swiss collecting society for neighbouring rights) and member of the Federal Arbitration Commission for authors' rights and neighbouring rights. His activities include numerous contributions on copyright issues, amongst them a commentary on Swiss copyright law (see http://www.advocomplex.ch).
Naomi Korn is an IP Consultant, based in the UK, with particular interest in digital licensing, rights management and rights exploitation. Naomi works across the cultural heritage sector, Higher and Further Education and other public sector bodies, businesses and professional organisations to develop IP strategies and embed appropriate processes, procedures and policies.
Naomi is currently project managing several projects, including the JISC IPR Consultancy whose aim is to lead on a plan of work that supports JISC and its development programmes in the area of IPR and rights management for Higher and Further education institutions in the UK. She is also leading the Web2Rights project and providing IP consultancy to the the Natural History Museum and EDIT.
Vishwas Chavan is a scientist from the National Chemical Laboratory in India working in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Informatics. He has been a member of GBIF for several years, participating in the Sub-Committee on Digitization of Biological Collections, chairing the Outreach and Capacity Building sub-Committee and as the point of contact of the Observational Data Task Group. (CV at http://www.ncbi.org.in/cv/vishwas/index.html)