CCANZ September newsletter

Creative Commons news

We’re working with students of the Whitireia publishing course to publish a book about Creative Commons in Aotearoa! It will primarily be an ebook, but we’re also planning to run a crowdfunding campaign to finance a limited-edition print run. More to follow on this later.

Latest from NZCommons

There are two new articles free to read over on lawyer Thomas Huthwaite on the point at which copyright exists in a work, and Otago Uni copyright guru Richard White on copyright in academic publishing. We’d love to hear what you think, so please do read and comment.

Vote for a panel on Open GLAM!

Te Papa’s copyright superstar Victoria Leachman – also a member of our Advisory Panel – needs your vote! She is pitching a panel to South by Southwest called “Give it away to get rich: open cultural heritage”. Voting closes at the end of the day today, so vote now!

Upcoming events

Help us spread the CC love

Would you be interested in delivering a Creative Commons workshop once every 3-4 months? We provide full training and resources. If so, please get in touch!

Who’s using Te Papa’s digital images?

Adrian Kingston of Te Papa’s Collections Online team has written about their experience providing open access to over 45,000 high-resolution images for over a year.

CC clinics for Kiwi schools

Do you work at a NZ school and have some questions about copyright and/or Creative Commons? Drop in to one of our free online clinics in September or October. Register here.

CC around the world

London’s National Gallery has made 2,385 artworks available for free download under a CC BY-NC-ND licence. For the first time, a major American university has replaced all of its undergraduate textbooks with no-cost digital resources. The Australian Open Access Support Group has now become the Australasian Open Access Support Group, with the addition of all the New Zealand Libraries under its umbrella organisation, Council of New Zealand University Librarians.

Icon credit: New Zealand Company flag, 1839. Gift of Andrew Haggerty Richard Gillespie, 1967. Te Papa GH002925. Licensed CC BY-NC-ND.

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