Here is a list of tasks we are trying to achieve. If you would like to help out, feel free to contact us on the pd-discuss mailing or on the IRC channel #okfn @ irc.oftc.net.


FLOWCHARTS: We currently cover 31 countries, but we would like to cover the whole world.
Check out the current status of our [Flowcharts](http://publicdomaincalculators.okfn.org/flowcharts), bearing in mind that ‘pending’ Flowcharts are those needing a new coordinator.
You can help us by:

* finding freely available flowcharts for any missing jurisdiction.
* suggesting people who might be interested in coordinating the making of a new flowchart.
* implementing one of the missing flowcharts yourself !

CALCULATORS: We currently only have 30 flowcharts implemented into code (covering all countries of the EEA), we want to implement them all. Check out the public domain calculator [code](https://github.com/okfn/pdcalc/tree/master/pd) for the current implementation of the code.
You can help us by:

* mapping new flowchart into the proper RDF format (see our [guidelines](http://publicdomaincalculators.okfn.org/code/) for more details)

GUIDELINES: Check out our current [guidelines](http://publicdomaincalculators.okfn.org/code/) for the making of national flowcharts and their implementation into code.
You can help us by:

* providing guidelines on how produce an accurate flowchart
* providing documentation on how to map a flowchart into RDF format
* providing comments or feedback on the current draft of our guidelines.

You can help us by:

* sharing our (http://publicdomaincalculators.okfn.org/) to friends and colleagues
* blogging or tweeting about the project to increase awareness in your community
* talking to python programmers or Sparql expert and incite them to contribute to our cause !


WEBSITE: Check out the public domain works [website](http://publicdomainworks.net).
You can help us by implementing additional features such as:

* better graphical interface
* browse public domain works by different criteria – e.g. browse by author, country, date, language, by topic, type, genre, etc.
* display images related to public domain works – e.g. paintings, photographs, etc
* see multiple copies of public domain works in different formats (e.g. txt, PDF, scanned jpg for books)
* make arbitrary lists of works (e.g. personal collections)
* make a better Cache system (the current one is extremely weak 😉 – maybe only cache the PD status rather than caching all the information about the works?
* develop and document the API to allow other services to interact with pdw.net
* suggesting ideas to enhance the website

DATABASES: we currently connect only with [bibliographica](http://bibliographica.org) and potentially [europeana](http://europeana.eu/portal/), but we want to connect with as many databases as possible.
You can help us by:

* identifying the different databases from which we could collect bibliographic metadata
* collecting additional bibliographic metadata (e.g. from freebase, dbpedia, etc)
* creating a parser to convert data collected from databases using different formats of metadata into our own RDF format.

METADATA: Expand the catalogue to other kinds of works – books, recordings, films, paintings, photographs, etc by integrating the public domain calculators with other collections of metadata coming from galleries, libraries, archives and museums.
You can help us by:

* suggesting where we can find metadata about works of any type (literary or not)
* asking digital libraries, repositories or private collectors to share their metadata. This includes e.g. the Internet Archive, the Open Library, Project Gutenberg, Wikimedia Commons, Flickr Commons, etc..
* creating scrappers for the extraction of metadata for those who do not have a database

LINKS: Provide download links to free digital copies of public domain works (eg. Europeana, Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, Wikimedia commons, Open Library, etc)
You can help us by:

* suggesting where to find digitized versions of public domain works that can be freely exploited.
* digitizing works in the public domain and releasing them under an open license.

Check out the last version of the Open Metadata Handbook available on this [wiki](http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Open_Metadata_Handbook)

[LEGAL ASPECTS](http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Open_Metadata_Handbook/Open_Metadata):
You can help us by:

* enhancing the definition and explanation of what constitutes Open Metadata
* reviewing & adding to the current list of legal issues in opening up bibliographic metadata
* reviewing & adding to the current list of technical issues in opening up bibliographic metadata
* providing a list of case studies concerning the various initiatives which have decided to make bibliographic metadata freely available to the public (such as Europeana, COMET, etc).

[TECHNICAL OVERVIEW](http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Open_Metadata_Handbook/Technical_Overview):
You can help us by:

* reviewing / editing the information concerning the different metadata schemes.
* providing additional information concerning the last part (“who uses what”)

[DATA INTEGRATION](http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Open_Metadata_Handbook/Data_Integration):
You can help us by:

* provide more detailled overview as regards the benefits of interoperability between different metadata formats.
* create a table illustrating the potential compatibility and interoperability issues between these different formats.
* explain the different manners by which one can integrate metadata records provided by different databases to describe the same works.

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