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More Open Data

1 July 20131 July 2013

Last week saw the release of the 2013 Report on Agency Adoption of the Declaration on Open and Transparent Government, which directs all Public Service departments (and others) to release their high value public data under a Creative Commons licence. The report noted that agency uptake of NZGOAL is steadily increasing, with sixty-nine percent of...

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Public Lecture: 'Constructing a Technological Commons'

13 June 201313 June 2013

In this public lecture, Professor Peter Lee from UC Davis will discuss ways to enhance access to inventions produced or funded by public institutions, producing what he calls a “technological commons.” Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law and the Royal Society of New Zealand, the lecture will “challenge the traditional, market-based nature of...

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Nethui 2013: Open Culture and Heritage

7 June 20137 June 2013

Creative Commons Nethui Meetup: Open Culture and Heritage. TUESDAY 9 July 2013, 6pm-7.15pm at NetHui 2013, Room: Square Affair 2, Wellington Town Hall Across the world, museums, galleries, archives, libraries and broadcasters—from the Rijksmuseum in The Netherlands to ABC Australia—are using Creative Commons licences and clear ‘no known copyright’ statements to open their collections for...

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CCANZ's Submission to NZ On Air

3 May 20133 May 2013

[This is the response from Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand to NZ On Air’s discussion paper “NZ On Air: Online Rights and Public Access” (PDF). You can download the submission in .doc, .odt and .pdf. You can read all the submissions by following the link contained in this media release from NZ On Air.] Response...

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...

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...

Open Access to Scholarly Publishing
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Open Access to Scholarly Publishing

22 October 201222 October 2012

Penny Carnaby What’s happening in scholarly publishing? There has been considerable discussion of scholarly publishing in the media recently. In the United States, the Research Works Act and the Federal Research Public Access Act cthat generated a storm of protest across the world, including a boycott of Elsevier journals. This debate was significant in succeeding...

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Who Is Using Open Government Data?

3 October 20123 October 2012

Since the adoption of the Declaration on Open and Transparent Government in August 2011, New Zealand’s government agencies have been releasing their high-value data for innovative reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution licence. By June 2012, 75% of all government departments had already released their data, and the majority had plans to do so in...

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Images and Stories of the Canterbury Earthquake

22 August 201222 August 2012

After the earthquake in Canterbury, several New Zealand government agencies – following the NZGOAL framework – released their photos, videos and data under a Creative Commons licence. At the time, this meant that the public could post, reuse and share the latest information about the extent of the disaster. In 2012, these resources constitute an...

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Wellington City Council

8 August 20128 August 2012

In April 2010, Wellington City Council started to release spatial data on Koordinates, a platform for hosting and viewing geospatial datasets. The council’s spatial data – which includes aerial photography, contours, parks, pipes, windzones and walkways – had always been available for Wellington residents. Before 2010, however, users had to send a request to the...