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”

2010 Digital Media and Learning Competition

HASTAC’s third annual Digital Media and Learning Competition launched yesterday, an initiative supported by the MacArthur Foundation. Last year‘s theme was participatory learning, and CC Learn was awarded a grant for Student Journalism 2.0—a pilot initiative “engaging high school students in understanding the legal and technical issues intrinsic to new and evolving journalistic practices.” The … Read More “2010 Digital Media and Learning Competition”

The American Graduation Initiative

President Obama announced yesterday the American Graduation Initiative, a twelve billion dollar plan to reform U.S. community colleges. The initiative calls for five million additional community college graduates by 2020, and plans that “increase the effectiveness and impact of community colleges, raise graduation rates, modernize facilities, and create new online learning opportunities” to aid this … Read More “The American Graduation Initiative”

Michael Geist on Why's Copyright Policy Matters

Canadian copyright scholar Michael Geist explains why‘s adoption of our Attribution license for 3rd party content is important in light of Canada’s policy on government works: Now consider the Prime Minister of Canada’s copyright notice: The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations … Read More “Michael Geist on Why's Copyright Policy Matters”