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Understanding Re-use of Public Sector Information


This half-day training event organised by the Scottish Council on Archives, will introduce the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, share case studies from institutions that have implemented the legislation, provide an opportunity for participants to start drafting a Statement of Public Task, and think about other relevant policy implications created by the regulations, including licensing and open approaches to re-use of images and data. Some of the questions we’ll consider include:

•      What exactly is a Statement of Public Task?
•      What should a Statement include?
•      How much detail is necessary?
•      Which internal processes or policies might change as a result of the regulations?
•      Are you already technically compliant?
•      What do you need to do to be compliant?

This training session will be ideal if you are unfamiliar with the regulations, or if you have some knowledge but haven’t yet got to grips with implementing them within your institution. The afternoon session will provide a useful opportunity for you to discuss progress with colleagues, and receive advice and guidance from institutions that are already compliant with the regulations. Attendees will return to their institutions with a better idea of how they can implement the legislation effectively.

WHEN: Wednesday 15 March 2017, 13:15-16:45
WHERE: General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YT (click here for map)
BOOKING: Registration for this event closes on 13 March 2017. Click here to book. The workshop is free.

This is part of a planned series of workshops on PSI, so if you have a specific topic relating to PSI you would like the facilitators to address, please let the SCA know here.


Victoria Stobo joined CREATe, School of Law, as a Research Assistant working on the Copyright & Risk: Scoping the Wellcome Digital Library project, before starting the linked PhD study, Archives, Digitisation and Copyright, in September 2013. She is a qualified archivist and teaches Law and Cultural Institutions on the MSc in Information Management and Preservation in HATII at the University of Glasgow. She was recently appointed Copyright Policy Adviser to the Scottish Council on Archives and represents SCA at meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. Find our more at:

CREATe is the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, a national research hub jointly funded by the AHRC (Arts & Humanities), EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences) and ESRC (Economic & Social Sciences). CREATe is a pioneering interdisciplinary initiative, and globally the first effort to investigate the relationship between Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (=CREATe) through the lens of copyright law. For further details, visit: