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PSI Toolbox

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:04

The PSI Toolbox wiki will be made available here soon.

LAPSI 2.0 Final Conference

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:03

Register now  for the LAPSI 2.0 Final conference 28 november 2014, Brussels (Belgium) or for more information click here.

Open Definition version 2.0 Announced

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:43

This week Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition sets out the essential principles that define openness in relation to data and content and plays a key role in supporting the growing open data ecosystem.

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How do we create an ecosystem for cultural content re-use?

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 19:02

What are the best licenses that favour this re-use? What exactly is the public domain and how does it favour Cultural Content Exploitation?

Register Now and join us for these and more questions to explore. For more information read on

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UK Government Releases the Open Standards for sharing and viewing government documents

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:35

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, has announced the open standards selected for sharing and viewing government documents. The standards selected outline the document file formats expected to be used by all government bodies. These will be in open formats to allow the use of applications that are best suited to the needs of the citizens and the people working in government.

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Commission Publishes Guidelines encouraging PSI Re-Use

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:19

On the 17th of July the European Commission Published guidelines aimed at encouraging the re-use of PSI in order to help Member States benefit from the revised PSI Directive. According to the press release; "These guidelines explain for example how to give access to weather data, traffic data, property asset data and maps." The guidelines focus on issues such as licensing and cost and were the result of a detailed consultation process. For more on this please click here to see the press release. 

PSI Alliance workshop held in Brussels on July 2nd

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:38

At a PSI workshop organised by PSI Alliance during which DG Connect announced the Commission’s plans to release guidelines on the implementation of the revised PSI Directive (see here for our post regarding this development), LAPSI 2.0 contributed to the discussion on licensing. Representatives of PSI Alliance, DG Connect and Deloitte were also present.

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Release of the latest ePSI platform report

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:14


The ePSI platform topic report exploring the PSI in Cultural Heritage Institutions has been released. The report outlines the legal framework and also examines the amendments made to the PSI directive. The report is available here.