● Warsaw CC Summit 2011
● OER on the radar of policymakers
● affiliates requested support
● current efforts decentralized and uncoordinated
● need a network to share and discuss
● need best data, toolkits, arguments
● let’s not miss opportunities that arise!
● Foster the creation, adoption, and
implementation of open policies that advance
the public good.
● Do this by supporting advocates,
organizations, policymakers, and connecting
policy opportunities with those who can
● ‘Open Policy’: publicly funded resources are
openly licensed resources
● Default aim for policy licensing: Open Definition (with
preference for CC BY and CC0).
● Do not recreate the wheel; leverage expertise
● Work from existing policy recommendations: Paris
OER, BOAI, Panton Principles, Communia, etc.
● Free for anyone to join. Contribute and abide by
mission and guiding principles.
● Link to, catalog, and curate existing policy resources.
● Build new resources and/or services only where
capacity or expertise does not currently exist.
● Connect policy makers to experts.
● Provide baseline level of assistance for all
● Share information with openly with members and the
public, using open licenses (of course), multiple
languages, transparent fashion.
● weeklong intensive in-person training program on ‘open’
● train new leaders in the values and implementation of
open licensing, policies, and practices
● connect emerging open leaders with one another
● provide access to experts in variety of open fields
● 20 participants each year; 2 years
● instructors from various open areas: education, science,
open access, PSI, data, software, culture, etc.
● need for sustainable open movement and new
generation of open leadership
● expand reach of open ideas and practice into new
institutions and areas
● leaders can set positive example and give advice to
● in person is valuable mode for training and
Focus on capstone
participants will propose an open project, work on at
institute week, complete at their institutions within a
● transform the concepts learned at the institute into
practical, actionable, and sustainable initiative within
● SUCCESS =
○ Increase the amount of openly licensed materials in
○ Increase awareness among colleagues and related
stakeholders about the benefits of openness;
○ Successful implementation of policy;
○ Demonstrate measurable results.
Librarian at a university able to
foster an open access policy at
their institution; university
faculty agree to contribute
publicly funded research into
the university repository under
● who: emerging leaders and mid-level managers not already
involved in the open community but showing interest and
potential, high impact
○ application & selection period
○ primed for institute by completing open courses from
School of Open
○ intensive in-person event
○ completion of open policy capstone projects
○ March 2014 application period; July 2014 institute 1
○ November 2014 application period; March 2015 institute
● travel/hotels/meals paid for through grants from Hewlett and
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