April 2017 newsletter

Open Data Day shenanigans

NZ celebrated international Open Data Day last month, and Stats NZ held a datarama with great success. It’s really encouraging to see the practice of open data becoming more mainstream with each passing year. You can even get cushion covers of openly licensed maps of Aotearoa!

Podcast on textbooks & open ed

Long-time CC supporter Richard White recently appeared on The Other Fifty Weeks, an open education podcast, talking about a recent study of textbook access and affordability, how it could be scaled up, and the role of open resources in the student experience.

Upcoming events

CC international summit soon

The next international Creative Commons summit will be held in Toronto, 28-30 April. Elizabeth will be attending for CCANZ and will report back. (Please note this means there will be no newsletter in May as Elizabeth will be in Canada.)

NDF call for presentations

National Digital Forum is calling for presentations by 1 May for its conference in November. This is an excellent opportunity if you’re doing something cool with digital heritage in Aotearoa.

CC international colleague visiting

Open education expert Paul Stacey from CC HQ will be coming to Aotearoa in September to speak at the LIANZA conference.

CC around the world

Ubiquity Press has brought out a new book, Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science. The European Commission may be the next big funder to move into Open Access. The Open Government Partnership is featuring stories about gender in open govt and civic tech.

Icon credit: ‘Nga Marama o te Tau’, Hune 1990, via Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga. CC BY.

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