US Dept. of Education proposes Open Licensing Policy. CC joins White House announcement.

    Yesterday, Creative Commons joined the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for a series of important announcements that will advance OER in grades PreK-12 across the United States. ED announced the launch of its #GoOpen campaign to encourage states, school districts and educators to use Open Educational Resources (OER). OER, made “open” by CC … Read More “US Dept. of Education proposes Open Licensing Policy. CC joins White House announcement.”

White House takes another step in support for open education

Yesterday the Obama administration released an updated version of its Open Government National Action Plan. Ever since the launch of the global Open Government Partnership in 2011, participating nations have made commitments to work on initiatives “to promote transparency, increase civic participation, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to make government more open, effective, and accountable.” … Read More “White House takes another step in support for open education”

Obama administration should require sharing of federally funded educational resources under Creative Commons licenses

White House by Diego Cambiaso, available under the CC BY-SA license. Today, Creative Commons and a broad coalition of education, library, technology, public interest, and legal organizations are calling upon the White House to take administrative action to ensure that federally funded educational materials are made available as Open Educational Resources (OER) for the public … Read More “Obama administration should require sharing of federally funded educational resources under Creative Commons licenses”

White House issues directive supporting public access to publicly funded research

Seal of the United States Office of Scienceand Technology Policy / Public Domain Today, the White House issued a Directive supporting public access to publicly-funded research. John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, “has directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D expenditures to develop plans to make the published … Read More “White House issues directive supporting public access to publicly funded research”

Sign the U.S. Petition to Support Public Access to Publicly Funded Scientific Research

This week, open access advocates in the United States and around the world are rallying around a petition that urges public access to publicly funded research. The petition is now live on Whitehouse.gov’s We the People platform: Require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research. We believe in the … Read More “Sign the U.S. Petition to Support Public Access to Publicly Funded Scientific Research”

Comments to the White House Inquiry on Public Access to Publicly Funded Research Publications, Data

In November we wrote that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was soliciting comments on two related Requests for Information (RFI). One asked for feedback on how the federal government should manage public access to scholarly publications resulting from federal investments, and the other wanted input on public access to the … Read More “Comments to the White House Inquiry on Public Access to Publicly Funded Research Publications, Data”

Reminder: White House wants your input on Public Access to Data and Publications

In the U.S., the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has released two Requests for Information (RFI) soliciting public input on long term preservation of and public access to the results of federally funded research, including digital data and peer-reviewed scholarly publications. The deadline for responding to the RFIs is January 2, … Read More “Reminder: White House wants your input on Public Access to Data and Publications”