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We’re Looking for a New Panel Member

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand invites expressions of interest from individuals for placement on the CCANZ volunteer Advisory Panel. The purpose of the Panel is to provide guidance on the governance and strategic direction of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. A placement on the Panel will involve quarterly meetings and an appropriate level of contact […]

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Update on the Indigenous Knowledge Notice

Kia ora koutou, In late 2013, CCANZ organised a meeting about the potential development of an indigenous knowledge notice. This notice – similar in motivation to the Traditional Knowledge labels from Local Contexts – was intended to provide a tool to make it easier for kaitiaki of indigenous works to give clear statements about what […]

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Help Make Open Educational Resources for Kiwi Teachers

Next year, we’re going to help organise a series of Open Educational Resources Sprints. A OER sprint – known as a hack weekend in the technology community – is where a group of enthusiastic volunteers get together to make new open educational resources in a short period of time (that’s the ‘sprint’ part). The resources […]

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Volunteer to Adopt an Organisation

We’re looking for volunteers to help local organisations to adopt Creative Commons licensing. At present, we’re particularly keen to help local schools implement Creative Commons policies, though if you have another local organisation that would like to help, feel free to get in touch. You don’t have to be an expert — we can teach […]

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CC Clinics for Schools

To make it easier for teachers, librarians and school leaders to get in touch, we’re piloting a new project: Creative Commons Clinics for Schools. We’re holding weekly Google Hangouts for those working in the schools sector who are keen to discuss and learn more about copyright and CC. Because Google Hangouts are limited to ten […]

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NZGOAL Version 2

Two week ago, the New Zealand Open Government Data Programme announced the release of NZGOAL version 2.0. For those who don’t know, NZGOAL is a great piece of government policy, which was approved by Cabinet in 2010. In essence, NZGOAL advocates for the use of Creative Commons licensing across the state sector. Some organisations, like […]

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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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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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