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Leicester City Council gives permission to 84 schools to create and share OER

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Leicester City Council / CC BY 4.0 Leicester City Council is the first local government authority in the United Kingdom (UK) to provide 84 community schools with blanket permission to openly license their educational resources. The council is recommending that school staff use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to share materials created in […]

繪圖技法大公開--OpenProcessing

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程式語言往往被看成冷冰冰、沒有生命力的,但是透過Processing,就可以將程式語言轉化為藝術品,工程師也能身兼藝術家;透過OpenProcessing,則可以讓這些「程式語言藝術家」在分享與互動的過程中,更能善用processing創造出多元、突破自我的作品。 Processing是奠基於JAVA的開放源碼程式語言,由麻省理工學院媒體實驗室的Casey Reas和Ben Fry所開發。它以視覺化的方式呈現學習者撰寫的電腦程式,在影音、動畫、互動領域裡都算是容易上手的介面,透過剪貼和複製就能完成有趣的程式、畫出具創造力的圖像。OpenProcessing.org則是一個協力合作的社群平台,讓Processing的開發者和藝術家能上傳、分享、瀏覽、評論與研究彼此的互動繪圖和程式原始碼。 2014-11-03T02:52:36Z dkoooh

New policy paper on the re-use of public sector information in cultural heritage institutions

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In 2013 the European Union enacted Directive 2013/37/EU amending Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information (PSI). The 2013 directive is an important pillar of the European Union’s open data strategy. It establishes the general principle that public sector bodies’ available information shall be reusable in accordance with a number of conditions, such […]

Leicester City Council gives permission to 84 schools to create and share OER

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Leicester City Council / CC BY 4.0

Leicester City Council is the first local government authority in the United Kingdom (UK) to provide 84 community schools with blanket permission to openly license their educational resources. The council is recommending that school staff use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to share materials created in the course of their work. The Council has also released guidance and practical information for school staff on using and creating open educational resources (OER).

As part of Josie Fraser’s (ICT Strategy Lead, Leicester City Council) work with the council, she leads on a citywide project to raise school staff skills and confidence in using technology to support teaching, learning, and school community development. The project has surveyed staff across the city to identify strengths and gaps in their use of technologies and digital resources. While the results on the whole have been very positive, the survey identified that school staff knowledge about OER and open licensing is very limited.

In response to this, Josie worked with Björn Haßler and Helen Neo (from the University of Cambridge) to create accessible OER schools guidance and practical resources for schools on finding, attributing, remixing, creating, and sharing CC licensed resources. School staff were invited to participate in the development of the resources, by review and discussion, and by taking part in pilot workshops for school staff and leaders.

“The response to the guidance has been very positive, with schools keen to raise the profile of excellent work being produced through the use of Creative Commons licenses. Schools want to raise staff knowledge in relation to copyright and open licensing, and see the classroom modelling of good practice in using and accrediting resources as important for their learners.”
– Josie Fraser

Schools routinely make use of web-based resources to support their learners, but don’t routinely benefit from the range of openly shared resources available if they aren’t aware of open licensing. The permission and guidance are designed to work together in raising awareness about CC licenses and OER, and support schools in promoting the work they are doing by sharing – enabling them to create, and to connect and collaborate with other educators. At a time when so many resources used in schools are digital, and accessed and shared online, understanding copyright and the role that open licenses play is essential for education professionals.

“Leicester City Council is the first local authority in the UK to provide its school employees with permission to openly license their resources. This is a highly commendable and visionary step. We very much hope that this will inspire other councils and schools to look at how they can also support staff in sharing their work.”
– Dr. Björn Haßler, University of Cambridge

Resource packs, which including model policies, guidance and resources for schools, are available at: http://schools.leicester.gov.uk/openeducation. The resources themselves build on existing openly licensed materials, and all new materials are all released under CC BY 4.0 and are available in editable versions for adaptation.

Josie concludes:

“Open licensing is an important step in making cultural change happen – for educators and learners to benefit from public work, and for schools across the city to move towards open practice. Change will not happen overnight, but the permission and guidance provides a great way for schools to think about how they share and collaborate, and how they would like to take their communities forward.”

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Related: Creative Commons policies grow in New Zealand schools

Przegląd linków CC #155

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Otwarta edukacja 1. Na blogu projektu OER Asia możecie przeczytać o tym jak rosnącą rolę w skutecznym wdrażaniu otwartych zasobów edukacyjnych i otwartych podręcznikom pełnią biblioteki szkolne i akademickie. Zgadzamy się w pełni, w Polsce również nie tylko ruch OZE, ale również praktyczna wiedza o nim wśród użytkowników i użytkowniczek najskuteczniej rozchodzi się dzięki działalności bibliotekarzy i bibliotekarek. 2. Do 24 listopada trwa nabór […]

Contemporary Art Daily Text Analysis

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Contemporary Art Daily (CAD) is a leading contemporary art blog that publishes documentation for selected shows of contemporary art. It was started in 2008 by then art student Forrest Nash, who describes the site as follows: Contemporary Art Daily is…Read more ›

Η Sketchfab διαθέτει 3D μοντέλα με άδειες Creative Commons

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H Sketchfab – μία ιστοσελίδα για την κοινή χρήση των 3D μοντέλων – μόλις παρουσίασε μια νέα επιλογή για τη λήψη αρχείων. Όλα τα αρχεία που επιλέγονται για λήψη διατίθενται με άδειες Creative Commons, συμπεριλαμβανομένων κι εκείνων που προέρχονται από «μεγάλους παίκτες» όπως η HTC, η Microsoft, το Βρετανικό Μουσείο και ο διάσημος σχεδιαστής Francis Bitonti. Από την ανακοίνωση: Αυτό καθιστά τη Sketchfab όχι μόνο το καλύτερο και ευκολότερο μέσο για να δημοσιεύσετε ένα αρχείο 3D, αλλά και μία πηγή εύρεσης και χρήσης περιεχομένου 3D, όπως παραδείγματος χάρη για 3D εκτύπωση, για να δημιουργήσετε βίντεοπαιχνίδια, να κάνετε πειράματα VR  ή, απλά, να μοιράζεστε και να συνεργάζεστε ιδιωτικά πάνω σε 3D σχέδια. Κάθε χρήστης μπορεί τώρα να επιλέξει να δημοσιεύσει περιεχόμενο 3D μόνο Continue Reading

¿Cómo comenzó el derecho de autor?

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El copyright no comenzó como una forma de proteger a los autores ni incentivar su trabajo. Su origen está estrechamente relacionado con los deseos de la iglesia y el poder político para controlar los discursos que circulaban por Europa en el siglo XV, tras la invensión de la prensa de tipos móviles de Gutenberg. En […]

Sketchfab announces CC licensing; Microsoft, HTC, and British Museum early adopters

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Sketchfab – an awesome website for sharing 3D models – just unveiled an option to make files downloadable. All of the files marked for download are available under Creative Commons licenses, including those from some big players like HTC, Microsoft, the British Museum and celebrated designer Francis Bitonti. Granite head of Amenemhat III / British […]

Wikidata II

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Wikidata went live two years ago, but the II in the title is also a reference to the first page called Wikidata on meta.wikimedia.org which for years collected ideas for first class data support in Wikipedia. I had linked to Wikidata I writing about the most prominent of those ideas, Semantic MediaWiki (SMW), which I […]

Sketchfab announces CC licensing; Microsoft, HTC, and British Museum early adopters

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Sketchfab – an awesome website for sharing 3D models – just unveiled an option to make files downloadable. All of the files marked for download are available under Creative Commons licenses, including those from some big players like HTC, Microsoft, the British Museum and celebrated designer Francis Bitonti.

Granite head of Amenemhat III / British Museum / CC BY 4.0

From the announcement:

This makes Sketchfab not only the best and easiest way to publish and embed a 3D file, but also a great place to find and use 3D content – for example for 3D printing, to build video games or VR experiments – or just to share and collaborate privately on 3D designs. Any user can now chose to publish 3D content for display only, or for display and download under Creative Commons licenses.

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This launch comes with another important milestone: more than 200,000 3D files have been uploaded on the platform so far, making Sketchfab one of the largest repositories of 3D content, and the leading platform to publish and embed interactive 3D models. We want to thank all of our users for that, we are proud to be home for your work. This milestone, combined with our new download option, is strengthening our position as The place to be for 3D files.

Surface Pro 3 Pen Holder / Microsoft / CC BY 4.0

Sketchfab co-founder Alban Denoyel told us that his team knew from the start that they wanted to use CC licenses rather than create a new license for model use. “As soon as we started looking into adding a download option on Sketchfab, we wanted to find a legal framework to cover the way people could use the files, and CC was top of mind as the perfect solution to do that.”

And did the high-profile users like Microsoft and HTC have any qualms about CC? Not really, says Alban. “We had a pretty straightforward approach, exposing our plans of enabling download under CC, and asking if they were in or not. No special concerns were raised, they quickly jumped in!”

HTC One M8 printable case / HTC / CC BY 4.0

Congratulations, Sketchfab!

¿Cuán usadas son las licencias Creative Commons entre los investigadores chilenos?

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Esta semana, ONG Derechos Digitales ha publicado “Revistas académicas chilenas: políticas editoriales y derechos de autor”, la segunda parte de una investigación comenzada en 2009, respecto a las políticas editoriales de las publicaciones de investigación científica en Chile. Al revisar los resultados de este nuevo estudio, es muy interesante constatar la importante penetración que tenido […]

Open access-knapp med søkefunksjon

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Nylig, under Open Access Week i London, ble Open Access Button relansert med nye funksjoner. Den oppdaterte knappen er et nettleser plug-in som fungerer slik at når man søker etter en vitenskapelig artikkel på nettet, men støter på en betalingsvegg, så vil det bli søkt etter en alternativ versjon av samme artikkel som er fritt tilgjengelig. Dette kan for eksempel være en egen-arkivert versjon, eller ferdigstilt artikkel med annen typografi enn den publiserte versjonen. Dersom dette ikke fungerer på knappen gir funksjonalitet for å sende epost til forfatteren av artikkelen for å be om at en kopi av artikkelen gjøres tilgjengelig og deles til andre som trenger det. Knappen vil gjøre andre ting også, som å opprette en oversikt for hver artikkel som er forespurt, slik at forfattere kan se behovet for tilgang til sine verk. Til slutt knappen gjør det mulig å samle inn data og anekdoter, slik at dette kan benyttes til å dokumentere behovet for open access-tilgang til vitenskapelige verk. Nedenfor er video-opptak fra lanseringen 21. oktober. 2014-10-29T08:19:18Z Gisle Hannemyr

CC Science’s Indian November

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We are in New Delhi and Mumbai for a number of presentations, workshops and meetings. Please come say hello if you are at these events or in the area. SciDataCon2014 in New Delhi The International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability (SciDataCon) is motivated by the conviction that the most research challenges […]

CC Science’s Indian November

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We are in New Delhi and Mumbai for a number of presentations, workshops and meetings. Please come say hello if you are at these events or in the area.

SciDataCon2014 in New Delhi

The International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability (SciDataCon) is motivated by the conviction that the most research challenges cannot be addressed without attending to issues relating to research data essential to all scientific endeavors. However, several cultural and technological challenges are still preventing the research community from realizing the full benefits of progress in open access and sharing. CODATA and WDS, interdisciplinary committees of the International Council for Science (ICSU) are co-sponsoring and organizing a high profile international biennial conference at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Nov 2: A day long Text and data mining (TDM) workshop offered in collaboration with ContentMine

TDM is an important scientific technique for analyzing large corpora of articles used to uncover both existing and new insights in unstructured data sets that typically are obtained programmatically from many different sources. While the science and technology TDM is complex enough, its legal complications are equally dizzying. Not only is its legal status unclear at best, it varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction making cross-national collaboration difficult. Besides the license status of the original material, contractual agreements between research institutions and publishers, who are often the gatekeepers of the corpora, can create significant hurdles. The workshop offers an introduction to TDM, presenting the legal considerations through hands-on exercises.

Nov 3: How well is the data chain working?

Effective and efficient application of scientific data for the benefit of humanity entails agreed goals, clear and reproducible methods, and transparent communication throughout the data chain from producer to user via data organizer and research publisher. How well is that working? A Panel Discussion at the close of each day will summarise that day’s conclusions, and respond to the question of how well the data chain may be working from a trio of perspectives: Conference Organizer, data-management expert, and data producer.

Nov 5: Citing Data to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research

Synthesis Data Citation Principles and Their Implications for TDM: Importance, Credit and Attribution, Evidence, Unique Identification, Access, Persistence, Specificity and Verifiability, and Interoperability and Flexibility: these eight important phrases describe the data citation principles agreed upon by the community and published under a joint declaration and endorsed by 185 individuals and 83 organizations. But, what are the implications of these principles beyond just citation, particularly with respect to automated analysis of large corpus of articles? This presentation will briefly present the principles, and then explore some of the issues that we have to come to grips with in order to make text and data mining (TDM) easy for scientists.

Nov 5: Challenges and Benefits of Open Science Data and International Data Sharing

Maximizing Legal Interoperability Through Open Licenses: Many scientists do think about interoperability as they have to work with colleagues from other domains. However, common interoperability efforts are focused on technical, and if we are lucky, semantic interoperability. Rarely do scientists think of legal interoperability in the design of their science experiments. Can my work be legally mixed with someone else’s work without violating any intellectual property (or worse, privacy and security) laws? Is my work portable across not just scientific domains but also across judicial boundaries? We attempt to shed light on some of these questions in this presentation.

Nov 5: Talk on CC/OKF open science activities to be given at the computer science dept., Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi

Jenny Molloy, OKFN Open Science and I will be introducing the young computer science students at IIT-Delhi on the various open science and data activities around the world. This talk is organized by Prof. Aaditeshwar Seth, Computer Science, IIT-Delhi.

Nov 6-8: Meetings on citizen science and sensors at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai

HBCSE at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai is a National Center with the broad goals to promote equity and excellence in science and mathematics education from primary school to undergraduate college level, and encourage the growth of scientific literacy in the country. We will be discussing with HBCSE’s metaStudio potential areas of collaboration in citizen science and the use of sensors in projects to accelerate the growth of scientific awareness in the country through direct public participation in science.

Mezinárodní CopyCamp Conference 2014

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Už za týden ve dnech 6. – 7. 11. 2014 se koná ve Varšavě mezinárodní konference Copy Camp 2014, zaměřenou na vliv autoprských práv na informační společnost. Konference, které je Iuridicum Remedium partnerskou organizací, bude hostit významné osobnosti, jako je…

Uwolnić Projekt

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“Uwolnić projekt” to pomysł na alternatywny sposób produkcji i dystrybucji wyrobów rzemieślniczych, rezygnujący z pośrednictwa wielkich komercyjnych dystrybutorów. “Uwolnić projekt” polega na projektowaniu współczesnych wersji dawnych, tradycyjnych przedmiotów codziennego użytku (mebli, ubrań, akcesoriów domowych), w oparciu o eksponaty Państwowego Muzeum Etnograficznego w Warszawie. Tak powstałe projekty zamieszczane są na stronie “Uwolnić projekt” na licencji CC-BY-ND. Aby zaprojektowane przedmioty znalazły się […]

Przegląd linków CC #154

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Otwarta edukacja 1. Czy otwarte podręczniki mają wpływ na wyniki uczniów? Pierwsze takie badanie w edukacji nauk ścisłych przeprowadzono w USA i wyniki, choć różne dla różnych otwartych podręczników, wskazują na taką samą lub minimalnie wyższą efektywność zasobów otwartych od tradycyjnych. Liczymy na co raz więcej takich badań w przyszłości, które będą badać nie tylko podręczniki, ale szerszej wykorzystanie […]

2014 開放資料工作坊 (Open Data Workshop 2014)

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「開放資料 (Open Data)」已經是個熱門話題、眾所周知的關鍵詞,但是資料的釋出與使用涉及許多議題,而其中有許多議題是急待討論與釐清。承襲去年首次舉辦的「開放資料工作坊 (Open Data Workshop)」,自由軟體鑄造場、台灣創用 CC 計畫與關心開放資料的台灣社群朋友們,將在11月初共同舉辦「2014 開放資料工作坊 (Open Data Workshop 2014)」。今年的工作坊選定「政府與公民的協作」為主軸,並區分「政府開放資料政策與社群協同合作」、「開放研究資料」以及「防災資料開放、資料標準與合作」三個主題,來進一步探討政府部門、研究機構以及民間團體三方在資料開放與應用的過程中,如何透過協同合作來創造出開放資料真正的價值。歡迎有興趣的朋友報名參加! 2014-10-24T02:20:29Z ally

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