5 questions with David Wrate on Open Data and Higher Education

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David Wrate is the director of Citizen Engagement for the government of British Columbia. He is speaking tomorrow (Feb 19, 2013) at the B.C. Open Data Summit in Vancouver. iDavid Wrate 1.    Tell us about the open government movement in B.C. and why open data matters? Open government has deep roots in B.C.; in 2009, Vancouver passed their motion endorsing the principles of open data…. Read more »


BC Institutional Copyright Education Sites

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Republished from our Opening Education site. As part of the informal survey of institutions we did in early May (and supplemented by our own research) we gathered links to all of the Copyright education sites on campuses around B.C. I’m sharing these hoping they will be of some use: BCIT – http://www.bcit.ca/library/facultystaff/copyright.shtml Camosun – http://camosun.ca.libguides.com/copyright CNC – http://www.cnc.bc.ca/Exploring/Services/Library/infosheets/copyright.htm COTR – http://library.cotr.bc.ca/copyright_cotr2.aspx Douglas College – http://guides.douglas.bc.ca/Copyright… Read more »


How are you helping faculty and staff cope with copyright and use open resources?

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Copyright has always been a major concern for higher education institutions, but recent (and ongoing) changes to copyright legislation, licensing agreements and the general disruption of digital networks, experienced across all sectors, has made it an even more difficult landscape for faculty and staff to navigate. BCcampus is looking at this as an area to work with institutions, but before we start creating something new,… Read more »


How are you helping faculty and staff cope with copyright and use open resources?

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Copyright has always been a major concern for higher education institutions, but recent (and ongoing) changes to copyright legislation, licensing agreements and the general disruption of digital networks, experienced across all sectors, has made it an even more difficult landscape for faculty and staff to navigate. BCcampus is looking at this as an area to work with institutions, but before we start creating something new,… Read more »


Re-launch of Creative Commons Canada affiliate network

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Today we’re pleased to announce that Athabasca University, BCcampus, and the Samuelson Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) have joined together to re-establish a CC affiliate team in Canada. All three organizations will take part in the official relaunch at the Creative Commons Salon Ottawa: Open Data event Friday March 30. This is not a new affiliate so much as a re-ignition… Read more »


2011 The Year of Open

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The “open” space is expanding. 2011 has been a watershed year with open gaining traction and acceptance. Governments in Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the U.S. have all adopted Creative Commons licenses to communicate broad reuse rights to the content, data, and educational materials they create. By doing so these national governments are seeking to: promote creative and innovative activities, which will deliver social and… Read more »


Access Copyright’s Royalty Demands Spark Interest in OER

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Access Copyright’s new proposed tariff raising per student fees from about $5 per student to $35 or $45 per student has resulted in widespread objections across the country. Some colleges and universities have decided to withdraw from participating as licensees and are pursuing open educational resource use as an alternative. Paul Stacey explores this issue and its implications. Read more here.