July 2016 newsletter

Creative Commons news

As well as delivering events around the country, we are also busy seeking a new core funder, as LINZ has decided to cease funding CCANZ as of the beginning of next year. If you have any ideas, we would love to hear from you.

New Manawatu Heritage site

Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services have built a wonderful online repository where locals can browse, download, and contribute to Manawatu’s digital heritage – and with a beautifully clear copyright & reuse policy!

CC for Kiwi scientists

Around 50 GNS Science staff from Avalon, Wairakei and Dunedin attended CCANZ-led sessions on applying NZGOAL and Creative Commons to their copyright works, including their nationally significant and publicly funded datasets. They raised meaty issues such as liability, costs of changing publishing processes, arguments for and against publishing in open journals rather than with traditional publishers, and the costs of submitting papers.

A song a day

Kiwi musician Jon Lemmon is writing a song a day — and releasing them all under a Creative Commons licence.

Upcoming events

Chch Library website turns 21

A very happy 21st birthday to the Christchurch City Libraries website and online catalogue! It was the first public library internet presence in Australasia, way back in 1995.

CC around the world

All European scientific articles must be made freely accessible by 2020 (although not British ones now I guess?!). A South African scholar has been studying students’ attitudes to copyright in their educational resources. The Authors Alliance has published guidance in crafting a rights reversion letter.

Icon credit: Riverbank painting series 7, Louise Lewis, 1969. Te Papa, 1971-0032-1. Licensed CC BY-NC-ND.

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