October 2012

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The University of New Brunswick invited me to give the Keynote at their inaugural Open Access Week Annual Conference: Bailiwick.  The Conference was organized by the Information Services and Systems at UNBSJ who are developing an Open Access Plan, developing an institutional repository to preserve and manage their research output. I had the good fortune of spending an afternoon with the Library and Information System staff, tour the campus and visit the town. The objective of the talk was to introduce what open means and not only on open data.

Presentation links in order of appearance:


Where to find data:

Data Access Advocacy:

Mapping The Legal Boundaries of Digital Cartography Workshop
Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS)
the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC) and the Canadian Internet Public Policy and Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)
Nov. 14, 2012
Louis Pasteur Hall, Ottawa University
Room: LPR 285
13:15 – 17:00

Surveying the legal terrain and charting the course
Moderated by:
Tracey P. Lauriault
13:30 – 13:40: Introduction – D. R. Fraser Taylor, GCRC & Teresa Scassa, CLTS
Traditional Knowledge:
13:40 – 13:55: Traditional Knowledge and Legal Digital Cartography, Teresa Scassa, CLTS
13:55 – 14:10: Toward a Traditional Knowledge License, David Fewer, CIPPIC
14:10 – 14:25: Embedding Law in an Indigenous Atlas Infrastructure, Amos Hayes, GCRC
14:25 – 14:45: Inuit Knowledge Stewardship, Scot Nickels, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and Timothy Di Leo Browne, Canadian Studies  Student, Carleton University
14:45 – 15:10:  Discussion
Authorship and Digital Cartography:
15:10 – 15:25: Third Party Use of Base Maps, Adam Saunders, Law Student, Ottawa University
15:25 – 15:40: Copyright and Joint Authorship in Cartography, Elizabeth Judge, CLTS
Practical Geospatial Policies – Resolving Operational Issues
15:40 – 16:00: Simon Riopel and Sophie Sliwa, GeoConnections, Natural Resources Canada
16:00 – 17:00