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  • 1. Celebrating International Open Access Week Opening the Door to Education @ Health Sciences Library 22-28 October 2012
  • 2. What is OA? “Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to theresults of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as youneed – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications foracademia, medicine, science, industry, an d for society as a whole.Open Access Week. 2012. http://www.openaccessweek.org/page/about
  • 3. Why is OA important?• Everyone has access to the research available.• Does not depend on high subscription prices for journals.• Allows for greater opportunities to disseminate knowledge and create ne knowledge. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • 4. Open Access Journals Just because it is open, does not always mean it is GOOD QUALITY.Check the accredited open access journal listhttp://www.library.up.ac.za/aoajsa/aoajsa_S.htm
  • 5. OA resources
  • 6. UCT’s Commitment to Open EducationCape Town Open Education Declaration. n.d. http://www.capetowndeclaration.org/
  • 7. What are Open Eduction Resources (OER)? Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner.Open Educational Resources infoKit. https://openeducationalresources.pbworks.com/w/page/24836860/What%20are%20Open%20Educational%20Resources
  • 8. Examples of OER• Full courses • Pedagogical• Course modules materials• Syllabi • Games• Lectures • Simulations• Homework • Quizzes assignments • Lab and classroom activities
  • 9. Examples of OER from UCT Open Content
  • 10. http://opencontent.uct.ac.za/Humanities/Youth-violence-Sources-and-solutions-in-South-Africa
  • 11. Mitchell, V. 2012.http://opencontent.uct.ac.za/Health-Sciences/Public-Health-and-Family-Medicine/OER4Us
  • 12. Gamieldien, F. 2011.http://opencontent.uct.ac.za/Health-Sciences/Disability-Studies-Post-Graduate-Students-Inspire-New-Ways-of-Understanding-Disability-in-Africa
  • 13. Clinical Skills laboratory.2011.http://opencontent.uct.ac.za/Health-Sciences/Blood-Culture-Procedure
  • 14. What about copyright?
  • 15. Copyright• Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time.• Generally, it is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights.• Did you know that you own the copyright of everything that you create?
  • 16. OERs and CopyrightDoes making your work open mean that you lose your rights? NO You can license them under
  • 17. What are Creative Commons?• Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright- licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public.• These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.
  • 18. What are Creative Commons? (cont.)• Creative Commons licenses do not replace copyright, but are based upon it. They replace individual negotiations for specific rights between copyright owner (licensor) and user (licensee), which are necessary under an "all rights reserved" copyright management with a "some rights reserved" management employing standardized licenses for re-use cases where no commercial compensation is sought by the copyright owner.
  • 19. Creative Commons Symbols Explained
  • 20. Creative Commons LicencesLicence Symbol Type of Use You Can Attribution RequiredAttribution (by) Commercial and non Copy and enhance Yes commercial (adapt or modify), redistribute (publish, display, exhibit, publicly perform or communicate eg by email or by placing on a website) and license to others on any terms.Attribution Share Alike Commercial and non Copy, enhance and Yes(by-sa) commercial redistribute but you must make the new work available on same licence terms as original
  • 21. Creative Commons Licences (cont.)Attribution No Commercial and non Copy but not YesDerivatives (by-nd) commercial enhance. Redistribute only in original form.Attribution Non- Non Commercial only Copy, enhance and Yescommercial (by-nc) redistribute. License to others on any terms.Attribution Non- Non Commercial only Copy, enhance and Yescommercial Share redistribute but youAlike (by-nc-sa) must make the new work available on same licence terms as originalAttribution Non- Non commercial only Copy but not enhance. Yescommercial No Redistribute only inDerivatives (by-nc-nd) original form.
  • 22. Interested? Join us on Wednesday, 24 Octoberfor a session on how to find OA and OER materialsWhere: Health Sciences Library, Level 8Time: 13h00-14h00 Look forward to seeing you there