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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CCANZ October newsletter

Creative Commons news The University of Waikato has a new open access mandate. Mark Amery’s visual arts column is now CC-licensed in The Big Idea. Land Information NZ ran a Building Our Footprints competition with students in Christchurch. All Kiwi educators now have access to Pond, the Network for Learning online portal. Latest from NZCommons It’s all go over at NZCommons.org.nz! […]

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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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We Want an Editorial Board for NZCommons

In the middle of the year, we launched NZCommons, a community site for information and discussion on opening New Zealand’s culture and knowledge for sharing and reuse. As the site develops, we want it to be of use to as many communities as possible, including teachers, librarians, data users, government employees, researchers, students, artists and […]

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CCANZ September newsletter

Introducing our new Communications Lead This month Elizabeth Heritage has joined Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand as our new Comms Lead. Elizabeth joins us from the publishing industry and will be working two days a week. Welcome! We’ve Moved! The new affiliate host of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is the Open Education Resource Foundation. Many thanks to our previous […]

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We’re Hiring Workshop Facilitators

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is looking for casual workshop facilitators based in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Dunedin. Creative Commons is helping to roll out open policy to every school, research and heritage institution in New Zealand — but to do this, we’re going to need some help. We’re looking for confident, articulate candidates who can […]

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Introducing our new Communications Lead

Kia ora everyone, my name is Elizabeth Heritage and I’m the new Communications Lead here at Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ. Today’s my first day and I’m really excited to get started! I’m a British Kiwi and have lived in the UK and NZ. I’m a publisher by trade, although I have also been a policy […]

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