April Events: Open Education in Aotearoa

Educational resources are becoming increasingly unaffordable: since 1978, textbook prices have risen 812%. According to research from the US Public Interest Research Groups, 65% of students choose not to buy a college textbook because it’s too expensive and 94% report that they suffer academically because of this choice. As a result, more and more educators […]

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Join The Creative Commons Advisory Panel

Tēnā koutou katoa, Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand invite expressions of interest for placement on the CCANZ Advisory Panel. We are specifically interested in hearing from those with experience or involvement in Māori knowledge groups and those vested in the study of and advocacy for Mātauranga Māori. The purpose of the panel is to provide […]

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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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Creative Commons Licences Translated into Te Reo Māori

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand have released the draft translation of the Creative Commons 4.0 licences into te reo Māori for public comment. The Creative Commons licences are free legal tools that anyone can use to share their copyright works more openly. The licences allow rights holders to release their work into the commons under […]

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CCANZ February newsletter

Creative Commons news We’ve set out our thinking at CCANZ for 2015. March will see the CC Road Trip setting off around the country: we’ll be making a special announcement with all the details soon. The Otago Uni Anatomy Dept has released patterns for anatomy teaching models under CC. Historical maps of Christchurch now available online (and mostly CC […]

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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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On Recent Changes at CC Aotearoa

Over the last few years, we at Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand have been thinking about an obvious but difficult question: what does a successful Creative Commons affiliate look like? This question has two interrelated parts. First, how should we structure ourselves? Second, what are our priorities? What are our goals? What should we do? […]

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CCANZ January newsletter

2014: The Commons in Review Matt McGregor writes for Creative Commons International about NZ’s progress in 2014. The 2015 CCANZ Road Trip Our big news for 2015 is that we’re excited to be bringing Creative Commons events to schools and heritage institutions around the country in March. These talks and workshops will supplement the roll-out of our […]

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Sign up for the Creative Commons 2015 Road Trip

In March 2015, we’re holding (at least) 18 events across the country, focusing on schools and GLAM (that’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums). These events will be a chance to discuss how Creative Commons is being used across New Zealand’s school and GLAM sectors. Our schools and GLAM organisations make and look after an extraordinary amount […]

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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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