Cologne-based libraries release 5.4 million bibliographic records via CC0

Last week we tweeted that Cologne-based libraries had released 5.4 million bibliographic records under CC0. This is tremendous news, as “libraries have been involved with the Open Access movement for a long time.” From the press release, Rolf Thiele, deputy director of the USB Cologne, states: “Libraries appreciate the Open Access movement because they themselves … Read More “Cologne-based libraries release 5.4 million bibliographic records via CC0”

Copyright tools

Last year, I blogged about the Copyright Advisory Network‘s nifty digital copyright slider, a tool that helps you tell whether a work is still copyrighted or whether it’s in the public domain. Since then, the OITP at ALA (Office for Information Technology Policy of the American Library Association) has developed and published two new tools: … Read More “Copyright tools”

U of Oregon Library faculty research to become more open

Steps towards openness were taken yesterday by the University of Oregon Library, as its faculty unanimously passed a resolution requiring all library faculty-authored scholarly articles to be licensed CC BY-NC-ND (thanks to Peter Suber of Open Access News). Although NC-ND does not allow derivations (which may include translations and other adaptations) of the articles, library … Read More “U of Oregon Library faculty research to become more open”

C&RL News on introducing CC to college communities

The current issue of College & Research Libraries News includes a great article entitled “The beauty of “Some Rights Reserved”: Introducing Creative Commons to librarians, faculty, and students.” It’s a clear and insightful round-up of the challenges that college campuses face when it comes to copyright, followed by an examination of the benefits of Creative … Read More “C&RL News on introducing CC to college communities”