CCANZ May newsletter

Creative Commons news We are delighted to welcome Victoria Leachman and Chris Cormack to the CCANZ Advisory Panel. We held a session at eResearch NZ 2015 about developing Open Educational Resourceson reproducible, open and collaborative science research. Te Papa’s openly licensed Collections Online images are proving hugely popular. Open Education Road Trip The Open Education leg […]

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We’re Coming to Invercargill

On Friday 15 May, Matt is heading south to Invercargill. Thanks to SLANZA, we’ve managed to organise four back-to-back workshops on the day, which will all take place in the Invercargill Public Library Meeting Room. If you’re keen to attend any or all of these free workshops, please email Kirsty: kadam@jameshargest.school.nz 9.30-10.30am: Creative Commons for […]

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Welcome Chris Cormack to the CCANZ Panel

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is delighted to welcome Chris Cormack to the Advisory Panel! Chris is a senior developer at Catalyst IT, and is one of the original developers of the Koha Open Source Library management systems. He is also a passionate enthusiast of using Open Source and Open data for the betterment of […]

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Creative Commons Road Trip for Kiwi Schools

For the month of March (and a little bit of April), Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand has been travelling around Aotearoa spreading the word about Open Educational Resources for New Zealand schools. In case you didn’t make it to any of these events, we’ve embedded the slides below. Matt McGregor and Elizabeth Heritage, Creative Commons […]

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The Creative Commons GLAM Road Trip

For the month of March (and a little bit of April), Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand have been travelling around New Zealand spreading the word about open access and open licensing for local Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. In case you didn’t make it to any of these events, we’ve embedded the slides below, along […]

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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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