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Understanding Open Licensing - online workshop
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 at 07:00 - Friday, 22 February 2013 at 16:00 (GMT)
Understanding Open Licensing – Free online workshop
Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd February, 2013
Open access publishing is rapidly growing in popularity, while materials for re-use in education and training are increasingly being sourced free from the web. This workshop will equip participants to use open licensing with confidence when they make knowledge available on the Internet, and to understand the key issues for reusing open licensed materials published by others.
It will provide a simple “how-to” guide to the Creative Commons licensing framework, the international standard which sets out allowable uses of knowledge published free on the web. Participants will learn how to publish using open licences, what to consider when re-using open licensed materials, and how to advise other knowledge producers.
The workshop will include the facility for participants to post questions and to receive facilitator replies via the website and / or by email.
Who should attend?
This event will be important for researchers, communications specialists, publishers, librarians, website editors, and information service managers. Individuals with a range of levels of knowledge of intellectual property law are welcome.
Please note - Participants are not expected to actively engage for the duration of each day of the event. You are welcome to join in at specific points when it is most interesting / convenient for you.
Outcomes for Participants
After the workshop it is hoped that participants will:
- Report increased understanding of where and how open licensing is relevant to their work, and the work of those they advise or support or to whom they provide services.
- Have an outline knowledge of the current international and regional context on open access publishing
- Understand the different creative commons licence levels, how to decide which level is appropriate for a publication, and how to show licensing information when publishing
- Understand how to decide what is allowable re-use for materials they may find on the Internet, and how to attribute these correctly
- Know where on the Internet to find practical guidance material on open licensing and creative commons, and related resources
- Have identified for follow up, potential actions or changes in practice for their work and/or for those they advise or to whom they provide services
After registering, participants will be given access to a private online space. During the event workshop presentations with audio commentary will be posted daily. Participants will be able to post written questions, to which the facilitator will post written answers during specified periods.
1. The 'open' landscape
2. Copyright laws and open licensing
3. Institutional intellectual property policies
1. Different types of open licenses
2. Introducing Creative Commons licenses
3. How to use Creative Commons licenses to license educational materials
4. Compatibility between different open licenses
5. Compatibility between different Creative Commons licenses
6. Applying the licenses
1. Knowledge capital of your institution
2. What you can do now to open up access to research
3. Creating good practice guidelines for the introduction of open licensed resources at your institution
1. Looking to the future - communities of practice
Shihaam Shaikh is an Intellectual Property Lawyer, OpenUCT Project Manager, and PhD Law Student, and is based in South Africa
She is interested in the promotion of Creative Commons as an alternative management solution for copyright holders and the advocacy of using Creative Commons licensed materials by educators in the creation of teaching and learning materials.
You can follow her on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/ShihaamD
This online workshop is being run by the Institute of Development Studies Knowledge Services (IDS KS) as part of its Mobilising Knowledge for Development (MK4D) Programme. It builds on materials developed for a half-day training workshop held in November 2012, following a 2-day Learning Event for MK4D African partners in Centurion, South Africa. This event was highly rated by participants, so IDS KS now wish to offer a method of delivering this training to a much wider group of participants.
The Institute of Development Studies Knowledge Services (IDS KS), UK
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications.
For more information about our vision, our people and our work please visit: http://www.ids.ac.uk/about-us