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1 A centre of expertise in digital information management UKOLN is supported by: Creative Commons Case Studies Marieke Guy Interoperability Focus

2 A centre of expertise in digital information management 2 CC Case Studies Roger McGuinns Folk Den Vores Øl (Our Beer) QA Focus MITs Open Courseware Accelerando Introduction to CC Course Material

3 A centre of expertise in digital information management 3 Roger McGuinns Folk Den #1 Roger McGuinn of the Byrds established the Folk Den in 1995 as a way to use the Web to carry on the American folk music tradition McGuinn publishes his own performances of traditional (public domain) songs alongside performances of his own songs He posts the songs, the chords, the lyrics, images and a little story about each item

4 A centre of expertise in digital information management 4 Roger McGuinns Folk Den #2 McGuinn makes every recording available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution- NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Licence He shares the public domain material, but when he records a solo CD of new material it is kept in traditional copyright McGuinn feels the key is spreading and preserving traditional folk songs

5 A centre of expertise in digital information management 5 QA Focus #1 QA Focus was funded by JISC to develop a quality assurance (QA) framework which would help ensure that project deliverables funded under JISCs digital library programmes were functional, widely accessible and interoperable During the project over 70 briefing papers and over 30 case-studies were released on a variety of subjects These resources are available in a number of formats from the QA Focus Web site

6 A centre of expertise in digital information management 6 QA Focus #2 As part of the the projects exit strategy it was decided to release the documents under a licence in order to in maximise impact across the community Three possibilities were considered: –Develop a bespoke licence –Modify an existing licence –Use an existing licence After a review of available options the CC Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence was chosen for the briefing papers It was decided *not* to use the CC licence on the case studies due to IPR issues

7 A centre of expertise in digital information management 7 QA Focus #3 The briefing papers were updated to include the CC logo and text The machine-readable description of the licence was embedded in RDF format on the HTML pages This structured rights metadata allows search engines to provide much richer searching capabilities Briefing papers continue to be added to the QA Focus Web site and are all available under a CC licence

8 A centre of expertise in digital information management 8 QA Focus #4

9 A centre of expertise in digital information management 9 Vores Øl (Our Beer) #1 Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of 'free' as in 'free speech,' not as in 'free beer. Open source beer produced by a group of students from the IT University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Superflex, an art organisation Version 1.0 is a medium strong beer (6% vol) with a deep golden red colour and an original but familiar taste! It has added guarana for a natural energy-boost!

10 A centre of expertise in digital information management 10 Vores Øl (Our Beer) #2 The recipe and brand are licenced under an Attribution- ShareAlike 2.0 licence Anyone can use the recipe to brew the beer or to create a derivative of the recipe. Brewers can earn money from Our Beer, but have to publish the recipe under the same licence and credit the original work. People can also use all the design and branding elements, and are free to change them at will provided they publish the changes under the same licence The Vores Øl Web site also has a a forum for sharing sounds and music related to Our Beer called Sound Bazaar

11 A centre of expertise in digital information management 11 MIT Open Courseware #1 In 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced that they would be creating Open Courseware in order to: –provide free, searchable, coherent access to MIT's course materials for educators in the non-profit sector, students, and individual learners around the world. –Create an efficient, standards-based model that other universities may emulate to publish their own course materials The pilot site went live in September 2002 There are currently over 1,100 courses are available

12 A centre of expertise in digital information management 12 MIT Open Courseware #2 The site is free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world It does not require any registration, but does not grant degree certificates or access to MIT faculty In January 2003 the OCW initiative adopted a slightly modified version of the Creative Commons licence MIT Open Courseware License Version 1.0 It is similar to an Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike Licence How to Web site aims to inspire other institutions to openly share their course materials

13 A centre of expertise in digital information management 13 Accelerando #1 Charles Stross is a science fiction novelist based in Edinburgh, Scotland He has published a number of novels and numerous short stories (in various SF magazines) In order to put it to good use Stross released Scratch Monkey, a short novel that he finished in 1993, on his Web site under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 licence In 2005 Stross released a new Novel, titled Accelerando, as a free ebook under a Attribution- NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 licence

14 A centre of expertise in digital information management 14 Accelerando #2 The novel is available in a number of formats - –Plain HTML –Rich Text Format –PDF –Plucker e-book –Palm DOC format –ASCII It is also availble to buy online and from bookstores for $24.95 Strosss story Concrete Jungle (also available under a CC licence) won the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novella of the Year

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