Unless noted otherwiseFacilitating a Digital Commons   for Generations to ComeSameer Verma, Ph.D.Professor, Information Sy...
me
also meInstitutional Academic Partner     Centre of Excellence  Mona School of Business University of the West Indies     ...
Teachtechnology ->   networks, databases, media  enables ->    licensing and collaboration use ->   strategy, compliance, ...
Researchdiffusion and adoption of innovative            technologies       how perception drives adoption
ServiceThe Commons Initiative at San Francisco         State University     http://commons.sfsu.edu
Fun          take things apart!...and sometimes put them back together :-)
Resources
Makes sharing easy, legal and scalable
Creative Commons   Knowledge and                      Culture HTTP/The Web       Documents     TCP/IP         The Network ...
Getting permission   Copyright holderGet permission from copyright holder
Can we preempt  the asking ofpermission for the  most common    requests?
A simple, standardizedway to grant copyright permissions to your    creative work.
Copyright is based on the law of the land.  Creative Commons is a license within the      jurisdiction of the Copyright La...
Step 1: Choose ConditionsAttribution      Share AlikeNon-Commercial   No Derivative Works
Step 2: Receive a License
CC Licenses are built on top of copyright law
HumanReadable  Deed
Lawyer ReadableLegal Code
MachineReadableMetadata
100+ affiliates in 72 jurisdictions
Over 400 million items
200+ Million CC Licensed Photos on Flickr
http://wikipedia.org
Education grants
“All digital software, educational resources and knowledge  produced through competitive grants, offered through  and/or m...
“Open High School of Utah curriculum is built from open educational resources. These resources are thefoundation for their...
Creative Commons creates a framework        that helps OER projects        achieve their objectives
Resources   Curation
OLPC Jamaica http://olpcjamaica.org.jm
Jamaicahttp://olpcjamaica.org.jm/
August Town Primary School        http://olpcMAP.net?id=813006
Providence Basic School, Liguanea   http://olpcMAP.net?id=810009
Problem:Curate and organizeBooksMusicVideoAudioAnimation                      Catalog
Pathagar: A Book Server   Open Publication Distribution SystemPathagar : Path + Agarपाठागार : पाठ + आगार                  ...
OPDS: Open Publication and   Distribution System        http://code.google.com/p/openpub
The Internet Archive is anincredible collection of over 3     million free books!It has gems such as this film:        Jam...
Resources   Curation   Dissemination
Internet Access http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Internet_Penetration.png
http://www.internetworldstats.com/car/jm.htm
How do we makebooks available in  the middle of    nowhere?
DreamplugA self-contained low-power Linux serverAC                              Built-inSolar                           Wi...
Middle of nowhere
Resources   Curation   Dissemination
Most importantly,keep it open and accessiblefor the generations to come.
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  1. 1. Unless noted otherwiseFacilitating a Digital Commons for Generations to ComeSameer Verma, Ph.D.Professor, Information Systems DepartmentCollege of Business, San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, CA 94132 USAhttp://verma.sfsu.edu/sverma@sfsu.eduPresentation at the Ministry of EducationGovernment of Jamaicahttp://www.moe.gov.jm/
  2. 2. me
  3. 3. also meInstitutional Academic Partner Centre of Excellence Mona School of Business University of the West Indies Jamaica http://coe-msb.org/about
  4. 4. Teachtechnology -> networks, databases, media enables -> licensing and collaboration use -> strategy, compliance, governance
  5. 5. Researchdiffusion and adoption of innovative technologies how perception drives adoption
  6. 6. ServiceThe Commons Initiative at San Francisco State University http://commons.sfsu.edu
  7. 7. Fun take things apart!...and sometimes put them back together :-)
  8. 8. Resources
  9. 9. Makes sharing easy, legal and scalable
  10. 10. Creative Commons Knowledge and Culture HTTP/The Web Documents TCP/IP The Network Ethernet Computers
  11. 11. Getting permission Copyright holderGet permission from copyright holder
  12. 12. Can we preempt the asking ofpermission for the most common requests?
  13. 13. A simple, standardizedway to grant copyright permissions to your creative work.
  14. 14. Copyright is based on the law of the land. Creative Commons is a license within the jurisdiction of the Copyright Law.Creative Commons does not replace Copyright.It facilitates attribution, propagation and use.
  15. 15. Step 1: Choose ConditionsAttribution Share AlikeNon-Commercial No Derivative Works
  16. 16. Step 2: Receive a License
  17. 17. CC Licenses are built on top of copyright law
  18. 18. HumanReadable Deed
  19. 19. Lawyer ReadableLegal Code
  20. 20. MachineReadableMetadata
  21. 21. 100+ affiliates in 72 jurisdictions
  22. 22. Over 400 million items
  23. 23. 200+ Million CC Licensed Photos on Flickr
  24. 24. http://wikipedia.org
  25. 25. Education grants
  26. 26. “All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive grants, offered through and/or managed by the SBCTC, will carry a Creative Commons attribution license; and the open licensing policy applies to all funding sources (state, federal, foundation and/or other fund sources) that flow through SBCTC as a competitive grant to any party...”
  27. 27. “Open High School of Utah curriculum is built from open educational resources. These resources are thefoundation for their content and are aligned with Utah state standards to ensure the highest quality educational experience. The teachers enhance with screencasts, interactive components, and engaging activities to create high quality curricula for their students...”
  28. 28. Creative Commons creates a framework that helps OER projects achieve their objectives
  29. 29. Resources Curation
  30. 30. OLPC Jamaica http://olpcjamaica.org.jm
  31. 31. Jamaicahttp://olpcjamaica.org.jm/
  32. 32. August Town Primary School http://olpcMAP.net?id=813006
  33. 33. Providence Basic School, Liguanea http://olpcMAP.net?id=810009
  34. 34. Problem:Curate and organizeBooksMusicVideoAudioAnimation Catalog
  35. 35. Pathagar: A Book Server Open Publication Distribution SystemPathagar : Path + Agarपाठागार : पाठ + आगार A Practical Hindi-English Dictionary http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/caturvedi/
  36. 36. OPDS: Open Publication and Distribution System http://code.google.com/p/openpub
  37. 37. The Internet Archive is anincredible collection of over 3 million free books!It has gems such as this film: Jamaica in 1933
  38. 38. Resources Curation Dissemination
  39. 39. Internet Access http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Internet_Penetration.png
  40. 40. http://www.internetworldstats.com/car/jm.htm
  41. 41. How do we makebooks available in the middle of nowhere?
  42. 42. DreamplugA self-contained low-power Linux serverAC Built-inSolar Wi-FiBattery Hotspot A “microcloud” Approx. US$100
  43. 43. Middle of nowhere
  44. 44. Resources Curation Dissemination
  45. 45. Most importantly,keep it open and accessiblefor the generations to come.

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