November 2016 newsletter

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November 2016 newsletter
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Creative Commons news

Congratulations to our own Keitha Booth for her shortlisting in the prestigious international Open Data Awards! Keitha is up for the Individual Champion award. Fingers crossed!

Open list of CC schools in NZ

We welcome the two latest additions to the list of NZ schools that have a Creative Commons policy to enable teachers to share materials: Tokoroa High School and Wellington Girls College. Add your school here!

Open Access Week 2016

Last week was Open Access Week and there was heaps going on all round the world. Across the ditch, our friends at the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (of which CCANZ is a member) published some handy new resources.

Open government news

We’ve put together a list of NZ government websites using Creative Commons licensing. Let us know if you have any additions. The NZ Open Govt Partnership has released its National Action Plan 2016-18.

Copyright workshop at NDF

For those of you planning to attend the National Digital Forum conference (and/or anyone in Wellington), please come to our copyright workshop on Monday 21 November. You don’t have to buy a full ticket, you can get one just for the workshop. All welcome!

Upcoming events

NZ Open Source Awards

Warm congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Open Source Awards – and a special huzzah for our friends at DigitalNZ, without whose excellent service the images in this newsletter would be a lot less interesting.

CC around the world

Check out the new Australian website FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources). Jisc has released its final report investigating Open Access monograph services. Submit your proposal to the international Open Educational Resources conference by the 16th. There’s a new handbook for educators re OERs and MOOCs.

Image credit: Auckland Kennel Club winners, Auckland Weekly News, 1941, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19410226-30-1. No known copyright restrictions.

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