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Towards an Indigenous Knowledge Notice
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Towards an Indigenous Knowledge Notice

19 June 201419 June 2014

What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand (CCANZ) is the kaitiaki of the Creative Commons (CC) licences in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide free legal tools that help people release their works for others to share and reuse, in order to grow the commons, that store of works freely available to access and...

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Creative Commons Policies for Schools

25 November 201325 November 2013

[The following is the text from the latest Creative Commons brochure, Policies for Schools (PDF). If you would like us to send you a set of these policy brochures — or any other Creative Commons resources — please get in touch. We have also embedded the brochure, below. Please feel free to download and share...

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Hacking a Media Textbook (in a Weekend)

11 November 201311 November 2013

On the weekend of 16-17 November, a group of academics and librarians across Australia and New Zealand are getting together at their respective campuses to collaboratively write – or ‘hack’ – an open textbook. Led by Erika Pearson, Richard White and Simon Hart at the University of Otago – with assistance from Bernard Madill –...

Review Is the Key to Open Access
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Review Is the Key to Open Access

25 October 201325 October 2013

By Andrew Preston, co-founder of Publons A favourite ploy among unsolicited email advertising, that bane of the connected world, is the offer of instant degrees conferred by bogus institutions. Easy to get, sure, but unlikely to get you far in a competitive job market. In short, where you got your degree matters. Reputation is everything....

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7 Ways to Find Creative Commons Music

25 July 201325 July 2013

There are millions of songs out there under a Creative Commons licence. But how can you find them? Happily, we’ve compiled a list of the top seven ways to find Creative Commons licensed and public domain music online. Let us know if we’ve missed anything! And if you’re looking to find images or video check...

Wikihouse NZ
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Wikihouse NZ

28 May 201328 May 2013

WikiHouse is an ambitious global open hardware project that aims to “allow anyone to design, download and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components, which can be assembled with minimal formal skill or training.” New Zealand’s WikiHouse Lab was formed by Martin Luff and Danny Squires, who discovered the idea after the second Canterbury earthquake in February 2011....

Creative Commons Policies for Schools
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Creative Commons Policies for Schools

20 March 201320 March 2013

Read this piece, published last year in the Education Gazette, for a brief introduction to the concept of Creative Commons policies for schools. What is a Creative Commons Policy? A Creative Commons policy enables all teachers within a school to share their teaching resources under a Creative Commons Attribution licence. This means that they can...

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7 Ways To Find Creative Commons Video

13 March 201313 March 2013

While many people know about Creative Commons and public domain images, fewer people know about the vast range of high quality Creative Commons videos, available to be shared, remixed and reused. Here are some of the best ways to find clips or movies that are either licensed under Creative Commons or in the public domain....

New Creative Commons Resources
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New Creative Commons Resources

8 March 20138 March 2013

With Mix & Mash just around the corner, and with our interns looking to show off their skills and knowledge, we decided to rustle up a few new Creative Commons resources. We already had our education case studies, our brochure, our A3 poster, this post, this other post, as well as this piece, originally printed...

School of Open
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School of Open

28 February 201328 February 2013

As I wrote last year, MOOCs have been in the news of late. In November, the New York Times went so far as to give their latest MOOC article the headline, The Year of the MOOC. Closer to home, the cover story of the October 20 New Zealand Listener (paywall) discussed the potential ‘shakeup’ of...