Roadmap 2014-2016

The following roadmap is intended to provide a general overview of CCANZ’s priorities for the years 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016. Information on specific activities and projects will be publicised on our community discussion list, newsletter, blog and events widget at For more information about CCANZ, you can also read our Advisory Panel meeting minutes and ask to join our Loomio discussion group.

General Priorities

  1. Promoting open policy adoption across the New Zealand state sector, particularly tertiary education institutions, heritage institutions and schools.
  2. Supporting both users of CC licences and users of CC licensed works in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  3. Strengthening the Creative Commons project in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  4. Maintaining the suite of Creative Commons licences and legal tools.

Project Area Priorities

Creative Commons in New Zealand Schools

  • Open policies in New Zealand schools, with sharing and reuse of OERs practised by a New Zealand teachers
  • Open licensing included in digital citizenship curricula

Open Access

  • Open policies in New Zealand polytechnics and universities, with policies strengthened over time.
  • Open policies introduced by major research funders.


  • Open policies in heritage institutions, including open licensing options for donors and depositors at all GLAM institutions.
  • Clear copyright and licensing statements on all digitised GLAM materials, especially out-of-copyright works.

Indigenous Knowledge

  • Translate the 3.0 NZ or 4.0 licences into Te Reo Māori
  • Develop an Indigenous Knowledge notice and encourage notice uptake

Open Arts and Culture

  • Open licensing policies within New Zealand’s public funding bodies
  • Increased use of open licensing by creative communities

Open Data

  • Fully open release of datasets by core government departments, CRIs, universities and other researchers.

Open Educational Practices

  • Open textbooks produced and used by New Zealand tertiary institutions
  • All educational resources contracted by central government are open.

Open Government

  • Use of NZGOAL by all state sector agencies.

What will we be doing?

CCANZ’s day-to-day work is not easy to predict, though the following is a general list of the kinds of work CCANZ will prioritise in the next 24 months.

  1. Workshops and events
  2. Targeted print and web resources, including papers, brochures, posters and flyers
  3. Direct and ongoing support to licence adopters
  4. NZCommons, an information and discussion hub for the open movements
  5. Case studies of licence users
  6. Rolling projects with partner organisations
  7. Maintaining and growing community channels
  8. Expanding CCANZ’s pool of funders.

If you want to provide feedback on this roadmap, please email or share them with the cc-nz discussion group.

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