European Commission hearing on access to and preservation of scientific information

Along with over 50 organizations, I attended a recent European Commission public hearing on access to and preservation of scientific information. Among those present were representatives from national and regional ministries, higher education institutions, libraries, data repositories, public and private funders, scientific societies, supranational research centres, journal publishers and advocacy groups. A majority of those … Read More “European Commission hearing on access to and preservation of scientific information”

Pete Forsyth and the Wikimedia Public Policy Initiative: Open Education and Policy

Pete Forsyth lives and breathes wikis. He is owner and lead consultant at Wiki Strategies, and has extensive experience in working within online peer production communities, specifically the production of open educational resources (OER) using wiki-based web sites like Wikipedia. Forsyth was the Wikimedia Foundation’s first Public Outreach Officer and key architect of the Wikipedia Public Policy … Read More “Pete Forsyth and the Wikimedia Public Policy Initiative: Open Education and Policy”

YouTube launches support for CC BY and a CC library featuring 10,000 videos

You may have already heard the great news—YouTube has added the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) as a licensing option for users! Now when users upload video, they can choose to license it under CC BY or to remain with the default “Standard YouTube License.” Users may also change the license on existing videos … Read More “YouTube launches support for CC BY and a CC library featuring 10,000 videos”

Response to "Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources"

On Tuesday, the Chronicle of Higher Education posted the article, “Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources.” We strongly support the U.S. Department of Labor including a CC BY requirement in their recent TAACCCT grant which makes available $2 billion to create open educational resources (OER) for career training programs in community colleges. As … Read More “Response to "Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources"”