Open data: Improving and empowering lives


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What does open data, social media, online privacy, opera and robots all have in common? Well believe it or not, they’re all topics explored at previous Friends of the Library events.

Since it’s inception in 2010 the Friends of the Library network has been offering diverse and engaging events that aim to inspire, educate, inform and entertain the audience while exploring topical issues across the Library and Information Technology sector.

You’re invited to our first event for 2016, Extracting strategic advantage from public data sources:

Open Data improves lives and empowers us with access to new knowledge and insight. It stimulates economic opportunity, fosters greater transparency and accountability, enhances public service delivery, and provides beneficial social outcomes.

You’re invited to a panel discussion, led by industry and public sector experts, who will showcase the opportunities and debate its challenges. Topics canvassed will include where to locate and access publicly available data-sets, and the legal aspects of the Open Data movement.

The panel speakers include:

  • David Ainscough. Acting Director – Open Data Policy, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
  • John Galvin. Enterprise Information Architect – Open Data, City of Gold Coast.
  • Kim Walters. IP and Digital Lawyer, W3IP Law Pty Ltd

Details

Wednesday, 9 March 2016
5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Red Zone, Griffith Health Centre (G40), Gold Coast campus

Register to attend. You will also have the opportunity to become a Friend of the Library. The Friends of the Library is a membership open to Griffith staff, students and the wider community. It offers invitations to all Friends of the Library events followed by ‘Friends’ only cocktail receptions.

Interested? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve got the scoop on the 2016 Friends events below. The events are held regularly throughout the year across Griffith campuses and vary in format. They also provide a great opportunity to network professionally.

2016 events

The Friends of the Library 2016 programme is looking great with a range of topics already in the pipeline. With the Commonwealth Games coming up we will be providing the Friends with great networking and engaging opportunities, along with events focusing on:

  • Health
  • Architecture
  • Environment
  • Photojournalism
  • And our always entertaining and unpredictable – if not slightly risqué – Masters and Slaves student performance event.

Membership

The Friends of the Library is a membership open to Griffith staff, students and the wider community. It offers invitations to all Friends of the Library events followed by ‘Friends’ only cocktail receptions. The annual membership is $25 also includes invites to exhibitions and displays and regular Friends of the Library e-newsletter. You can purchase your membership anytime.

For more information on the Friends of the Library and previous events, visit griffith.edu.au/library/friends.



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