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Canoe the


  Open Content Rapids
                                   Dorothea Salo
                          University of...
You’ve heard this too,
         right?
• “My students are doing digital
  storytelling. I tell them to go to Google
  Imag...
The public domain
Google Books!

• All the legal wrangling is about
  orphan works.
• Public-domain books will be freely
  available through...
Building the digital
       public domain

• Musopen: http://www.musopen.com/
• Flickr Commons: http://flickr.com/
  common...
Government documents
Three cheers for the feds!

 • Work produced by federal employees
   in the course of their jobs is in the
   public domai...
The Cod of Ethics...




from the US Fish and Wildlife Service:
  http://www.fws.gov/digitalmedia/
                       ...
http://nasaimages.org/
Open Access
Finding OA materials

• OAIster
 • Now part of WorldCat
 • OA-specific search engine coming early 2010

• Directory of Open...
Open Educational
   Resources
Open courses
• MIT Open CourseWare
 • http://ocw.mit.edu/
 • Nearly 2000 courses!

• Open Learn from the Open University
 ...
Open learning materials
• OER Commons
 • http://www.oercommons.org/
 • K-12 and college-level

• MERLOT
 • College-level
 ...
Creative Commons
Creative Commons
• What if you want people to reuse your
  stuff?
 • You could grant it to the public domain...
 • ... but...
CC license provisions
• BY: Must attribute to creator.
 • On all CC licenses except CC0/PDD (public domain dedication)

• ...
Where to find
      CC-licensed works
• Images: Flickr
 • Has its own CC search, or use
 • Flickr Storm: http://www.zoo-m.c...
Or look through...
• “30+ Places to Find Creative Commons
  Media”
 • http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/04/30/30-creativ...
Add to the rapids!
Do not be this!




          Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrpattersonsir/47072047/
Digitization
• Do not engage in copyfraud!
 • If it’s public domain, digitization does not re-copyright it.

• Make reuse ...
Publication
• Open access starts at home!
 • We look bad when we tout open access to faculty and then
   don’t practice it...
Outreach

• Tell people about Creative Commons.
 • Great for classroom needs!
 • Instead of being copyright cop, be Creati...
Paddle on!


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Canoe the Open Content Rapids

  1. 1. Canoe the Open Content Rapids Dorothea Salo University of Wisconsin 21 October 2009 Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/3336/142845984/
  2. 2. You’ve heard this too, right? • “My students are doing digital storytelling. I tell them to go to Google Images and use what they find there. How should I tell them to credit the creator?” ARGH.
  3. 3. The public domain
  4. 4. Google Books! • All the legal wrangling is about orphan works. • Public-domain books will be freely available through Google and Hathi. • Enjoy!
  5. 5. Building the digital public domain • Musopen: http://www.musopen.com/ • Flickr Commons: http://flickr.com/ commons • Project Gutenberg: http:// www.gutenberg.org/
  6. 6. Government documents
  7. 7. Three cheers for the feds! • Work produced by federal employees in the course of their jobs is in the public domain. • Unless it’s confidential or something, of course. • This means more than text! Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/opalsson/3089698096/
  8. 8. The Cod of Ethics... from the US Fish and Wildlife Service: http://www.fws.gov/digitalmedia/ Logo design by Steve Lawson.
  9. 9. http://nasaimages.org/
  10. 10. Open Access
  11. 11. Finding OA materials • OAIster • Now part of WorldCat • OA-specific search engine coming early 2010 • Directory of Open Access Journals • http://doaj.org/ • Google and Google Scholar
  12. 12. Open Educational Resources
  13. 13. Open courses • MIT Open CourseWare • http://ocw.mit.edu/ • Nearly 2000 courses! • Open Learn from the Open University • http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/home.php • Stanford Engineering Everywhere • http://see.stanford.edu/ • Try the OCW Finder! • http://ocwfinder.com/
  14. 14. Open learning materials • OER Commons • http://www.oercommons.org/ • K-12 and college-level • MERLOT • College-level • http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm • Pointers to external resources • Try a directory! • http://opened.creativecommons.org/ODEPO • http://academicearth.org/
  15. 15. Creative Commons
  16. 16. Creative Commons • What if you want people to reuse your stuff? • You could grant it to the public domain... • ... but then anybody can do anything with it. • Creative Commons is a middle ground. • Licensing copyrighted works to all comers for reuse! • Under certain conditions... • http://creativecommons.org/
  17. 17. CC license provisions • BY: Must attribute to creator. • On all CC licenses except CC0/PDD (public domain dedication) • ND: No derivative works. • NC: Non-commercial use only. • SA: Share-alike • Release your new work under the same license. • These can be combined!
  18. 18. Where to find CC-licensed works • Images: Flickr • Has its own CC search, or use • Flickr Storm: http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/ • GREAT source of legally-usable images for your projects and your students’ projects! • Music: ccMixter • http://ccmixter.org/ • Also see http://incompetech.com/ (yes, really) • Jamendo: http://www.jamendo.com/en/
  19. 19. Or look through... • “30+ Places to Find Creative Commons Media” • http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/04/30/30-creative- commons-sources/ • “25+ Sources for Creative Commons Content” • http://mashable.com/2007/10/27/creative-commons/ • “Copyright Friendly Image Sources” • http://teacherlibrarianwiki.pbworks.com/Copyright+Friendly +Image+Sources Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattsheppard/109623841/
  20. 20. Add to the rapids!
  21. 21. Do not be this! Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrpattersonsir/47072047/
  22. 22. Digitization • Do not engage in copyfraud! • If it’s public domain, digitization does not re-copyright it. • Make reuse rights or licenses clear. • Use Creative Commons licenses (including CC0) whenever possible! • Join Flickr Commons • Think about digitization when you accept unpublished materials. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/schex/193912573/
  23. 23. Publication • Open access starts at home! • We look bad when we tout open access to faculty and then don’t practice it ourselves. • Read your next publication agreement. Amend it if necessary. • Use MINDS@UW! • And encourage your colleagues and your faculty to use it. • Activism! • http://taxpayeraccess.org/ • OSTP on OA to federally-funded works. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/butterflysha/135659489/
  24. 24. Outreach • Tell people about Creative Commons. • Great for classroom needs! • Instead of being copyright cop, be Creative Commons advocate! • Credit visibly so that you can field questions. • Never ask permission when open content will do! Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaetanlee/159588834/
  25. 25. Paddle on! http://www.slideshare.net/cavlec/ This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution license. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/binaryape/3314036576/

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