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CCANZ December newsletter

Thank you for all your support 2014 has been a big year for Creative Commons Aotearoa, and we couldn’t have done it without your help. Tena rawa atu koe. Creative Commons news Creative Commons Aotearoa is calling for Kiwis to have greater access to our nation’s taonga. To support this, we are creating new toolkits […]

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Illustrating with Creative Commons

Berlin-based Kiwi illustrator Judith Carnaby shares her experience with Creative Commons. I first became aware of Creative Commons through reading about Lawrence Lessig and his work. The more I read about the development of Creative Commons and the copyleft movement, the more interested I became in the CC licences as a less restrictive and more inclusive […]

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Kiwis need better access to our nation’s taonga

As part of the National Digital Forum Conference 2014 (25-26 November at Te Papa), Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is calling for greater openness in the ways Kiwis can access and use digital reproductions of our national taonga held in heritage institutions around the country. “Currently, millions of collection items are locked away because digital […]

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Marsden Online Archive

The University of Otago Library has launched a new online archive that for the first time allows researchers to search and mine Samuel Marsden’s historic journals and letters with technological online tools. The documents, detailing life on the nation’s first missions, were brought back from London more than a century ago by Thomas Hocken and have […]

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National Library’s new use & reuse policy

On May 20th 2014, the National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ) Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa published its new use and reuse policy. In nine overarching principles, the policy aims to provide clarity and consistency around the use and reuse of the Library’s collections. In line with international ‘open GLAM’ recommendations, principle four advises that ‘negotiations […]

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CCANZ November newsletter

Creative Commons NZ news The University of Canterbury has instituted mandatory deposit of academic research. Lincoln University has passed a wide-ranging Open Access policy. Kiwi author Thomasin Sleigh has published her novel Ad Lib under CC. Latest from NZCommons There are heaps of new articles over at NZCommons.org.nz! Learn about the Open Government Partnership, CC and the courts, and why Open Access is […]

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Te Papa’s openly licensed images

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has now made nearly forty thousand images freely downloadable from its Collections Online digital database, giving the public access to the highest-resolution images it can and opening the way for creative reuse. Update as at April 2015: Te Papa has now released over 20,000 images under Creative Commons […]

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Announcing the editorial board for NZCommons

Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ is delighted to announce the founding members of the editorial board of NZCommons: Andy Neale — DigitalNZRichard White — University of OtagoTim McNamara — Science communicationAnton Angelo — University of CanterburyPhilothea Flynn — Heritage and rightsShane Cummings — APNNigel Robertson — University of WaikatoJo Wheway — Maraetai Beach SchoolKaraitiana Taiuru — […]

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Kiwis need Open Access to publicly funded research

Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ is calling for all New Zealanders to have Open Access to publicly funded research. Matt McGregor of Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ says: “From the point of view of the general public, the current system of scholarly publishing is broken. Taxpayers can end up paying for published research three times over: funding […]

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Kiwi novel published under Creative Commons

Kiwi novel published under Creative Commons

Author Thomasin Sleigh has published her debut novel, Ad Lib, under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence, with the publishing collective Lawrence and Gibson. Thomasin’s work at Digital NZ to open up Aotearoa’s cultural treasures for sharing and reuse has informed her decision to license her own work under CC. “Publishing Ad Lib under a Creative Commons […]

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