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What are the barriers to open culture? Here’s what the CC community has to say

What are the barriers to open culture? What challenges do cultural heritage institutions — such as galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) — face in making their collections openly accessible online? How could Creative Commons support institutions in addressing these challenges and taking part in better sharing of cultural heritage? In search of answers, we … Read More “What are the barriers to open culture? Here’s what the CC community has to say”

CC still opposes mandatory filtering and so should you

As part of Creative Commons’ key strategic goal of Better Sharing, we have taken a firm stance against mandatory content filtering on the internet. In new proposed legislation, the U.S. Congress is now raising mandatory content filtering again as a tool to eliminate infringement of copyrighted works. For those who are new to the discussion, … Read More “CC still opposes mandatory filtering and so should you”

CC Supports Internet Archive’s Efforts to Ensure Public Access to Books

Yesterday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a motion for summary judgment calling to reject the lawsuit against the Internet Archive (IA) brought by four big publishers that threatens IA’s controlled digital lending (CDL) program. Creative Commons fully supports this motion. Here’s why.  The Internet Archive is an American non-profit library preserving and giving access … Read More “CC Supports Internet Archive’s Efforts to Ensure Public Access to Books”

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Join us for our next round of CC Open Education Platform Lightning Talks!

The Creative Commons Open Education Platform community will offer our next round of Lightning Talks, or seven-minute presentations on specific updates or stories in open education. Join the sessions on Tuesday 12 July at 6:00pm UTC. We can’t wait to learn with you! Location: Join us from wherever you are based! We’ll be using Zoom to … Read More “Join us for our next round of CC Open Education Platform Lightning Talks!”

CC Expresses Views on Italian National Cultural Heritage Digitization Plan

A few weeks ago, the Italian Ministry of Culture issued its National Cultural Heritage Digitization Plan 2022-2023 – Guidelines for the acquisition, sharing and reuse of digital cultural heritage reproductions.  While the Plan is welcome as an important step towards the digital transformation of cultural heritage institutions (CHIs), it risks nonetheless restricting, rather than increasing, … Read More “CC Expresses Views on Italian National Cultural Heritage Digitization Plan”

Here are four key takeaways from evaluating the CC Certificate

The CC Certificate program helps Creative Commons build professionals’ capacity in open licensing and open practices. The program offers global courses for academic librarians, educators, and cultural heritage advocates; but courses are open to everyone. Through global discussions, course participants work through what it means to engage in an online commons of shared knowledge and … Read More “Here are four key takeaways from evaluating the CC Certificate”

CC Certificate: Alumni interview with Revekka Kefalea

Launched in 2018, the Creative Commons Certificate program has trained and graduated over 1000 people from 56 countries.  Creative Commons staff are regularly inspired by the community of Certificate alumni, accomplishing incredible things in open knowledge and culture. CC Certificate alumni have used the Certificate course knowledge in a number of ways—read about how alumni … Read More “CC Certificate: Alumni interview with Revekka Kefalea”

Episode 35: Open Culture VOICES – Josée Plamondon

  Welcome to episode 35 of Open Culture VOICES! VOICES is a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled to … Read More “Episode 35: Open Culture VOICES – Josée Plamondon”