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Lincoln University’s Open Access Policy

In July 2013, Lincoln University passed a wide-ranging Open Access policy, becoming the first New Zealand university to do so. Coverage includes research outputs including data, teaching materials and the University’s business records. The policy states that “as an organisation Lincoln University has a policy position which endorses making content openly and freely available as […]

CCANZ October newsletter

Creative Commons news The University of Waikato has a new open access mandate. Mark Amery’s visual arts column is now CC-licensed in The Big Idea. Land Information NZ ran a Building Our Footprints competition with students in Christchurch. All Kiwi educators now have access to Pond, the Network for Learning online portal. Latest from NZCommons It’s all go over at NZCommons.org.nz! […]

Open Definition 2.0 released

This post initially appeared on the Creative Commons blog, republished here under CC BY 4.0.  Today Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition “sets out principles that define openness in relation to data and content,” and is the baseline from which various public licenses are measured. Any […]

Open Definition 2.0 released

Today Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition “sets out principles that define openness in relation to data and content,” and is the baseline from which various public licenses are measured. Any content released under an Open Definition-conformant license means that anyone […]

The University of Waikato

On 4 March 2014, the University of Waikato announced the passage of an open access mandate, becoming the first university to adopt a direct deposit mandate in New Zealand, and the second university, after Lincoln, to adopt an institutional OA policy. The primary principle driving the adoption of the policy, as stated on its opening […]

Creative Commons policies grow in New Zealand schools

Bethlehem College Preso / Locus Research / CC BY-SA Last month, I had the honour of providing a keynote address and two workshops at a teacher conference at Northcote College1, on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. Like many schools, Northcote is in the process of developing an overarching digital citizenship policy for staff, […]

ccMixter launches crowdfunding campaign

If you’ve been making or enjoying music under Creative Commons licenses for very long, there’s no doubt you’re already familiar with ccMixter, a community that’s been leading the way in CC music for ten years. What makes ccMixter really special is how enthusiastic its users are about borrowing and building off of each other’s tracks. […]

Přednáška CC 4.0

22. října v 14:40–15:10 v Ballingově sále Národní technické knihovny JUDr. Matěj Myška z Právnické fakulty MU se zaměří na nové licence Creative Commons 4.0 a možnosti a limity jejich využívání při zpřístupňování šedé literatury, a to i v kontextu rekodifikace soukromého práva…

ARD-Arbeitsgruppe zu Creative Commons: Berichtsentwurf geleakt

Obwohl der öffentlich-rechtliche Rundfunk in Deutschland großteils über Beiträge finanziert wird und laut gesetzlichem Programmauftrag möglichst viele Menschen erreichen soll, ist die Nutzung öffentlich-rechtlicher Inhalte durch die Beitragszahlenden stark eingeschränkt. Abgesehen von Depublizierungspflichten ist es vor allem das Urheberrecht, das eine Weitergabe, Einbindung oder ähnliche Weiternutzung von Inhalten im Internet erschwert. Ein Weg um hier zumindest teilweise [...]

Vaya Con Datos

What were five hundred folks from 30 countries doing in 40+ different sessions running concurrently in three rooms of two gorgeous buildings in Ciudad de México? They were showing, sharing and learning from the best of each other’s work utilizing open data, pushing governments to adopt open policies, and hacking for social, environmental and humanitarian […]

Przegląd linków CC #151

Otwarta edukacja 1. Rządowy “Nasz Elementarz” doczekał się pierwszego remiksu od wydawnictwa, które na jego bazie stworzyło darmowy, interaktywny kurs. Tymczasem w prasie pojawiają się informacje o problemach z elementarzem w szkołach, gdzie “wychowawcy klas pierwszych proszą rodziców o zbieranie pieniędzy na dodatkowe książki i ćwiczenia, bo rządowy podręcznik nie wystarcza lub jest źle skonstruowany”. Wydaje się, że wdrożeniu podręcznika przeszkadza bardziej […]

Creative Commons goes (even more) virtual

I’m writing to announce that Creative Commons is closing its office in Mountain View, CA. For most people reading this, the news will hardly come as a surprise. We’ve always been a virtual organization. Although we have a group of staff in the Bay Area, we have full-time staff in six US States and two […]

Streaming Aesthetics Word Cloud

Images of successive word clouds of counts of artistic terms on Twitter. Via the Straming API, in Processing. The counts update every five seconds and a new word cloud is generated, the drawing of which is animated. Due to the…Read more ›

wiki↔journal

The first wiki[pedia]2journal article has been published: Dengue fever Wikipedia article, peer-reviewed version (PDF). Modern medicine comes online: How putting Wikipedia articles through a medical journal’s traditional process can put free, reliable information into as many hands as possible is the accompanying editorial (emphasis added): As a source of clinical information, how does Wikipedia differ […]

We Want an Editorial Board for NZCommons

In the middle of the year, we launched NZCommons, a community site for information and discussion on opening New Zealand’s culture and knowledge for sharing and reuse. As the site develops, we want it to be of use to as many communities as possible, including teachers, librarians, data users, government employees, researchers, students, artists and […]

媒體近用與公眾授權

「媒體」廣義來看,即為媒介,舉凡所有傳遞訊息的載體,皆可屬之。近年來,公民參與意識抬頭,廣為提倡「媒體近用(media access)」概念,主張公眾有接近使用媒體的自由。所謂「媒體近用」,根據文化部影視及流行音樂產業局提及:依據公平的原則,讓每一個人與多元的社會 團體,有機會在媒體上,發表自己對於公共議題的想法。 上述基礎奠基於1984年「聯合國人權宣言」內容。不難想見,媒體在民主社會的重要性,即在於能建構一個自由的公共場域,讓公眾能有一定程度的機會接近並使用各種類樣的媒體,以參與呈現多元觀點。這也是媒體近用的價值所在。 關鍵字:媒體近用、創用CC授權、公眾授權、開放授權 2014-10-03T07:04:18Z emyleo

Department of Education Announces “First In the World” Grants to Create Openly Licensed Learning Materials

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education announced the awarding of $75 million in educational grants to 24 universities through its First in the World (FITW) program. FITW provides “grants to institutions of higher education to spur the development of innovations that improve educational outcomes and make college more affordable for students and families, and to develop an evidence base of effective practices.” The FITW program includes the requirement that any works created with its funds be made available under an open license.

[免費] 創用CC影展 活動開跑

今年主要向影音領域創作領域推廣公眾授權的概念,所以特別規劃「創用CC影展+映後座談」推廣活動。希望讓學生與創作者瞭解目前自由文化的國際趨勢,進而將創用CC授權這類授權工具運用於創作中,以利創作散佈。 共有三場(政大、台大、東吳),每場次安排觀賞自由文化議題影片(約1.5小時),搭配座談會(約1小時)。透過與現場參與者互動對談的方式,讓與會者能更深入思考自由文化、公眾授權的主題,並促進眾人對於此議題的討論。 活動完全免費,校外人士有興趣者皆可報名,歡迎大家共襄盛舉。 2014-10-02T09:02:20Z emyleo

Succesvol Kickstarter-project geeft iconen vrij

Na een succesvolle Kickstarter-campagne heeft het Amsterdamse ontwerpbureau ‘The Artificial‘ afgelopen maand een serie iconen beschikbaar gesteld onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding 4.0 licentie. In totaal heeft het bureau 1170 iconen ontwikkeld die vrij te gebruiken zijn zolang de naam van het bureau en de licentie vermeld wordt. Alle iconen zijn te vinden op to [icon]. Het project […]

California enacts law to increase public access to publicly funded research

On Monday California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 609–the California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act. The law requires that research articles created with funds from the California Department of Public Health be made publicly available in an online repository no later than 12 months after publication in a peer-reviewed journal. AB […]

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