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. Around twenty thousand of these images are ‘No Known Copyright’ but upwards of seventeen thousand […]

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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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Open Access Week 2014

Announcements and Week-Long Activities University of Canterbury and Lincoln University Video Release In a joint initiative with Lincoln University , the University of Canterbury will be launching 6 short videos each with a different researcher explaining how their research has benefited from being open access. They will be showcased on the main Library webpage. University […]

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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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