*** European Cultural Commons conference is an invite-only event ***
As part of the Polish EU Presidency, Europeana and the National Library of Poland are running a high- level conference to debate the strategic framework for a European Cultural Commons - a significant action line in the Digital Agenda for Europe 2020.
The event will bring experts in the sector, including digital entrepreneurs and content aggregators, together with national and European policy strategists and political advisors.
The aim is to agree a common vision for a European Cultural Commons that will effectively deliver the diversity of digitised cultural content in ways that satisfy the full range of user needs and expectations. Key outcomes will be the identification of the delivery barriers and an agreed strategy to overcome them.
During the morning sessions keynote speakers will share their insights on the essence and governance of the Commons, legal issues and user perspectives. Different types of aggregators will elaborate on how they see their position in a European Cultural Commons, their target users and their relationships with other providers in the cultural space. A moderated panel discussion will examine portals' successful content-delivery strategies.
Workshops in the afternoon will explore the various barriers to the Cultural Commons in terms of data access, competences and funding. The result of the workshops will be draft recommendations for the development of an operational European Cultural Commons, as the basis for discussion with national governments, the European Parliament and the Commission.
Register now and join us on 12 October 2011 at the Polish National Library in Warsaw to initiate the European Cultural Commons. The event is free and travel costs will be reimbursed according to Europeana v2.0 travel rules http://imgur.com/UN2WL.png.
Pre-conference dinner, 11 Oct 2011
We are organising a free pre-conference dinner for all participants (venue to be announced at a later stage). Please confirm your attendance by selecting the pre-conference dinner ticket above.
The dinner will start at 7 pm at the restaurant AleGloria.
Agenda, 12 Oct 2011
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 - Welcome and conference opening, Tomasz Makowski, Polish National Library,
Piotr Borys, European Parliament
09:10 - 09:30 - European Cultural Commons and the EC Digital Agenda Programme, Khalil Rouhana, EC
09:30 - 09:50 - Keynote: European Cultural Commons concept and governance, Michael Edson, Smithsonian Institution
09:50 - 10:10 - Rights and the Cultural Commons, Ben White, The British Library
10:10 - 10:30 - New ways of reaching end-users, Angelina Russo, RMIT University, Australia
10:30 - 11:00 - Coffee break
11:00 - 12:10 - Portal Positioning: how different aggregators see their positions in European Cultural Commons, their target users and relations with other providers in the cultural space
Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, German Digital Library
Sara di Giorgio, CulturaItalia
Louise Edwards, The European Library
Peder Andren, APENet
Alex Tarkowski, Project Lead, Creative Commons, Poland
Private sector players:
Agata Waclawik-Wejman, Google Poland
12:10 - 13:00 - Panel on portal positioning - speakers above, Moderator: Harry Verwayen, Europeana
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:15 - Barrier workshops which cover some of the main issues web portals are facing in their digitization efforts, the ability to access data freely, to evaluate their performance in reaching end-users and to secure their existence by raising sufficient funding.
(1) Barrier workshop Open content and open data license - barriers and opportunities, Lead: Naomi Korn, Copyright consultant
(2) Barrier workshop Measuring online success, Lead: Susan Hazan, Israel Museum
(3) Barrier workshop Guaranteeing sustainability of digital resources, Lead: Nick Poole, CollectionsTrust
Note: workshops will run in parallel;please select only one during registration!
16:15 - 16:30 - Coffee break
16:30 - 17:00 - Plenary wrap-up and conference closure
Important: Please book a plenary ticket for the event plenary sessions and a workshop ticket to indicate which theme you are interested in.
Please check the new Europeana v2.0 travel rules at http://imgur.com/UN2WL.png
Accommodation & Travel information
Below a list of recommended hotels in Warsaw:
La Regina Hotel (5*) http://www.mamaison.com/pl/warsaw-leregina-hotel.html
Mercure Grand Hotel (4*) http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-3384-mercure-warszawa-grand/index.shtml
Polonia Palace Hotel (4*) http://www.poloniapalace.com/
Novotel Hotel (4*) http://www.accorhotels.com/pl/hotel-0527-novotel-warszawa-airport/index.shtml
Metropol Hotel (3*) http://www.hotelmetropol.com.pl/
MDM Hotel (3*) http://www.hotelmdm.com.pl/
Campanile Hotel (3*) http://www.campanile-varsovie.pl/pl/index.aspx
Find out more travel information at http://imgur.com/o0bkh.png
In the morning of 12 October two buses will collect participants from the above mentioned hotels.A detailed schedule will be provided later on. If you are staying at a different hotel, but would like to use the shuttle service, please show up at the nearest hotel at the indicated time.
We will also organise bus shuttle for those who have to leave to the airport after the conference.
When & Where
The National Library of Poland (Biblioteka Narodowa) acts as the central library of the state and one of the most important cultural institutions in Poland. Its mission is to protect national heritage preserved in the form of handwritten, printed, electronic, recorded sound and audiovisual documents.
The National Library of Poland is also a key partner in several Europeana group projects, incl. Europeana v2.0 starting in October 2011.
More on http://bn.org.pl/en/