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Creative Commons news

Our Advisory Panel member Chris Cormack has been elected to the Board of the National Digital Forum. We have are heaps of free resources available for download to help you use CC in your workplace, including videos, posters, policy papers, templates and handy instructions.

Open Educational Resources Sprints

On 30 April there will be ‘sprints’ held around Aotearoa to create Open Educational Resources that Kiwi teachers can freely share and adapt. All welcome! Visit to learn more and sign up to join in.

How Kiwis are using open govt data

The Open Government Information and Data Programme has released a new case study showing the ways in which ThunderMaps is using open traffic, weather and geological data to create a hazard warning app. If you work for a government agency and want to know how you can open up your data, there’s a collection of helpful training videos available online.

Free posters for all!

How’s the wall on your office looking? Would you like a poster about CC licensing to jazz it up a little? Drop us a line and we’ll send you as many A2 posters as you need for free. Spread the love!

Reclaim your copyright

The Authors Alliance guide to getting your copyright back from publishers and republishing your work openly is available for free download.

Papers Past beta

The National Library has lauched a new and improved version of Papers Past, featuring more content and better search tools.

Amazon OER platform

Amazon has announced its intention to create a platform for Open Educational Resources.

CC around the world

In Australia, Monash University has launched its Figshare service for research data management. Read a handy round-up of news and views from Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week (22-26 February). Harvard University reports more than 7 million downloads from DASH, its open access repository.

Icon credit: Hat, 1920s, Te Papa. Gift of Elsie Crompton-Smith. Licensed CC BY-NC-ND.

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