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EPress: Open Access publishing at Unitec

I interviewed Editor-in-Chief Evangelia Papoutsaki and Editorial Assistant Louise Saunders of ePress, an Open Access scholarly publishing house at Unitec. How did your Open Access philosophy develop? The global political economy is one of the key barriers to human social process. Information should be free like the air we breathe and not a market commodity with a profit […]

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Anatomy teaching model patterns licensed with CC

Fieke Neuman is the Teaching Laboratory Manager at the Department of Anatomy Te Tari Kikokiko at the University of Otago Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo. Using her background in fashion and design, she has created anatomy teaching models of various human body parts using fabric, metals, and other materials. She has recently released the patterns […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Taupaki School

Taupaki School is a co-educational primary school, located an hour north-west of Auckland. On 20 February 2013, Taupaki School’s Board of Trustees passed a Creative Commons policy, giving permission to Taupaki’s teachers to share and collaborate, legally. Paula Hogg has been the chair of the Taupaki BoT since 2012, and oversaw the passage of the […]

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