September 2017 newsletter

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September 2017 newsletter
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CCANZ on Radio NZ

Our Comms Lead Elizabeth Heritage, in her capacity as a book critic, has been on national radio talking about copyright.

Work for the Open Data Programme

Cool job going for someone – our friends at the Open Data Programme at StatsNZ are looking for a new Senior Advisor. Vacancy closes 10 Sept.

Upcoming events

Open Access stories

Lots going on in the OA world at the moment: here’s Barbara Fister on the massive rise of scientific OA publishing, and Anton Angelo on the role of institutional repositories.

NZ’s open government data

NZ Aotearoa has recently signed up to the international open data charter, which calls for government data to be open by default.

DigitalNZ site relaunch

Our friends at DigitalNZ have been working hard and the new-look site is up now. You can search the digital collections of all sorts of Kiwi collecting institutions – including Te Papa, our national art gallery – and filter results by licence condition.

Art Up Your Tab

Europeana (the European version of DigitalNZ) has released a browser plug-in that, every time you open a new tab, will display a public domain or openly licensed artwork. Great fun!

CC around the world

Check out this new database of Open speakers from around the world – and maybe add yourself to it! A new report from the Australian government supports a national and federal Open Access policy. Authors Alliance is continuing its excellent publishing programme of helpful guides for authors.

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Icon credit: Young people’s coffee club, 1969, Horowhenua Historical Society. CC BY-NC-SA

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