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The past year in Open Access

Today marks the start of Open Access Week 2013. Open Access Week is a global event for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm … Read More “The past year in Open Access”

WikiProject Open launches "Collaboration of the Week" for Open Access Week

Below is an invitation by members of WikiProject Open to help improve two Wikipedia articles related to openness. Wikiproject Open is a collaboration with the School of Open. WikiProject Open is a community of new and experienced Wikipedians, dedicated to improving Wikipedia’s coverage of all things “open,” and to using openly licensed content to improve … Read More “WikiProject Open launches "Collaboration of the Week" for Open Access Week”

Supporting Copyright Reform

Today Creative Commons released a policy statement expressing its support for copyright reform efforts around the world. Creative Commons (CC) has enabled a new approach to copyright licensing over the last ten years. CC licenses facilitate novel social, educational, technological, and business practices, and support productive relationships around networked knowledge and culture. We are dedicated … Read More “Supporting Copyright Reform”

Reflections on our OER policy workshop in Berlin

This post was written by Alek Tarkowski and originally posted on the European OER Policy Project site. A week ago, the European Commission launched the “Opening Up Education” initiative, a proposal for modernizing the European educational system. The proposal contains a strong “open” component. We’re using this opportunity to strengthen open educational policies in Europe, … Read More “Reflections on our OER policy workshop in Berlin”