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Open GLAMS
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Open GLAMS

11 February 201311 February 2013

By Holly Grover The beauty of doing research on open culture is that a wealth of case studies, conferences, discussions and blog posts is always available online – usually under a CC-license. Unsurprisingly, finding arguments against Open GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) has been somewhat more challenging–mostly because of journal paywalls.  A handful of...

Jon Lemmon
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Jon Lemmon

8 February 20138 February 2013

Jon Lemmon is a songwriter and musician based in Wellington, New Zealand. His latest album, Demos/Sketches, was released in 2011 under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commerical 3.0 licence. Jon used the same licence to release his other albums, including Singles, Kindling EP and Steppenwolf, also available for free download. As Jon puts it, he uses...

Mix & Mash 2013
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Mix & Mash 2013

5 February 20135 February 2013

As of 10am this morning, Mix & Mash 2013: The New Storytelling is officially open! Mix & Mash wants all New Zealanders, young and old, to tell new stories by adapting and remixing Public Domain and Creative Commons licensed content. Unlike previous Mixes & Mashes, The New Storytelling will roll out in three phases over...

Dylan Horrocks
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Dylan Horrocks

18 January 201318 January 2013

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Dylan Horrocks is best known as the author of the award winning Hicksville, a story of a small, comics-obsessed town on New Zealand’s East Coast. Hicksville was named a ‘book of the year’ by Comics Journal and features in Auckland University Press’s Anthology of New Zealand Literature, alongside canonical New...

NZ AU Open Research Conference
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NZ AU Open Research Conference

17 January 201317 January 2013

On 6 & 7 February 2013, the University of Auckland is hosting the NZ AU Open Research conference, with support from Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. Researchers, academics, students and members of the public will discuss  the benefits of openness in academic research, as well as the institutional, legal and social barriers to implementing open...

Towards an Open Archive: UC CEISMIC
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Towards an Open Archive: UC CEISMIC

9 January 20139 January 2013

UC CEISMIC is a federated archive of materials from the Canterbury earthquakes, hosted by the University of Canterbury, which launched in November 2011. With content provided by major New Zealand cultural institutions, like Te Papa and the National Library, as well as ordinary New Zealanders, the archive is an extraordinary—and extraordinarily open—digital resource. The idea...

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DIY MySpam

30 November 201230 November 2012

By Danyl Strype [This is an opinion piece from a member the Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ community. If you want to write for us, please email admin@creativecommons.org.nz] DIY MySpam is a song and video by independent musician Jayme Gutierrez, which sings the praises of the share and donate business model One point Jayme’s playful lyrics...

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RECOLLECT: Upper Hutt City Library

15 November 201215 November 2012

Earlier this year, Upper Hutt City Library launched RECOLLECT, an online repository of materials from its community archive. The announcement made the front page of the Upper Hutt Leader, where it was celebrated as “a New Zealand first.” The RECOLLECT platform allows users to browse and discuss archival materials. At present, the site has over...

The OER University
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The OER University

22 October 201222 October 2012

Wayne Mackintosh The OER university: Kiwi ingenuity leads a low cost, low risk but high impact solution for open education futures worldwide The OER university (OERu) will provide free learning opportunities for all students worldwide using courses based solely on open educational resources (OER) and open access (OA) materials with pathways for learners to earn...