U.S. National Committee for CODATA of the National Acadamy of Sciences

Beijing Symposium on Common Use Licensing for Scientific Literature and Data

Michelle Thorne, February 25th, 2009

An international symposium on Common Use Licensing for Scientific Literature and Data will be held on March 25, 2009 in Beijing, China.

This one-day symposium, initiated by Creative Commons China Mainland, will review the rationale, practice, and issues associated with the application of Creative Commons/Science Commons “common use” licenses to scientific literature and data in government and academia.

The event will also explore the possible implementation of these licenses for publicly funded scientific literature and data in China. The symposium, designed to provide a basic introduction to the subject, aims to address the interests of both the science policy and the science research communities.

There will be a wide array of speakers from the PRC and abroad, bringing together a large group of participants from various universities, research institutes, governmental agencies, libraries, and the Internet industry.

Symposium Theme: Common-Use Licensing of Scientific Literature and Data

Hosts: National Science Library of Chinese Academy of Science, the U.S. National Committee for CODATA of the National Academy of Sciences, and Creative Commons China Mainland

Date and Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., March 25, 2009

Location: Lecture Hall, 1st Floor, National Science Library of CAS, Beijing

Language: Chinese and English, Simultaneous Interpretation provided

Admission: Free

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