Get the advantage with open data


‘There is no such thing as a free lunch,’ according to an old saying.

We would like to disagree. You can get something for nothing and while we can’t promise free food of any kind, we can extend an invitation to a free event about open data.

And open data is essentially FREE data. It’s ‘data made available by organisations, businesses and individuals for anyone to access, use and share’ (ODI Queensland).

So what is this free event? Friends of the Library invites you to attend Extracting strategic advantage from public data sources at South Bank campus on Thursday 3 November.

Led by industry sector professionals, an expert panel will explore the opportunities and challenges of open data.

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.

Australian Government data was described by Prime Minister Turnbull as ‘a strategic national resource that holds considerable value for growing the economy, improving service delivery, and transforming policy outcomes for the nation’. 

This panel will feature, Linda O’Brien, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Information Services), Griffith University; Teresa Harding, Director Open Data Policy, Queensland Government; Brentyn Parkin, Executive Director, Community Information Support Services and Maree Adshead, CEO Open Data Institute Queensland.  

So come along and find out where to locate and access publicly available data-sets, and the legal aspects of the Open Data movement.

Register now!

5:30pm, Thursday 3 November 2016

QCA Lecture Theatre and Gallery (S05), Room 2.04, South Bank campus

Who are Friends of the Library?
Griffith’s Friends of the Library network provides professional opportunities and hosts a range of events throughout the year with a diverse programme of events.

For more information, or to become a Friends member, visit the website.

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