GLAM/Newsletter/June 2014/Contents/Belgium report
Bouchout Declaration on Open Access to Biodiversity data; Virtual collaboration in the government
Pro-iBiosphere final event Meise
At 11 June Daniel Mietchen gave a presentation about Wikipedia and Wikimedia at the pro-iBiosphere Final Event in Meise, near Brussels. The event was held in the Bouchout Castle which houses the Botanic Garden Meise.
At the event the Bouchout Declaration on Open Access to Biodiversity data was launched, signed by over 50 institutions and organizations.
The purpose of the Bouchout Declaration is to help make digital data about our biodiversity openly available. It offers members of the biodiversity community a way to demonstrate their commitment to open science.
- Page about the Wikimedia workshop at the Pro-iBiosphere final event
- Presentation during the Wikimedia workshop on Wikipedia
- Category with photos of the event
- Mailing list announcement Wikimedia workshop at biodiversity event near Brussels in June, 13 April
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Virtual collaboration in the Belgian federal government
At 17 June Romaine gave a presentation for the communicators and knowledge managers of various federal government departments. The subject of the day was virtual collaboration and Wikipedia is a good example of such collaboration. There was especially attention to how users work together on a wiki. This included:
- procedures and how differences in opinion are managed;
- projects organized on a wiki and projects together with GLAMs and other organisations; and
- the limitations users face, among:
- no freedom of panorama (FOP) in Belgium;
- government works are copyrighted and not in the public domain; and
- the difficult position of orphan works.
Presentation for the communicators and knowledge managers of various federal government departments
The Berlaymont building houses the headquarters of the European Commission, censored due a lack of FOP