Submissions/Constitutional Court meets Wikipedia/notes
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Presenter: Thomas Planinger is Wikipedian-in-Residence (WiR) at the Austrian Constitutional Court
- Courts create information, e.g. findings and decisions
- Courts also have photos and libraries
- Courts produce knowledge, differently in civil law countries than in common law (that is, case law) countries
- courts generally do not defend their findings and decisions in public after emitting a decision / ruling
- Wikipedias can be good sources of information about a court’s rulings
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Suggests that "GLAM" is too narrow for relevant scope of WiR idea -- also scientific institutions and courts can be GLAM-like in their uses and benefits from a WiR
Q: Did you see confidential information? How did you handle that?
- A: I avoided looking at confidential information when possible because my main role was to make things public, and I did not want the burden of having to remember which things were secret, a burden which lasts long after the event. If I had to see confidential information I tried to remember it was confidential.
Q: Were the court rulings public domain?
- A: Yes, open and published. He discussed their copyright status.
Slides are available at https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Constitutional_Court_meets_Wikipedia.pdf