Viewing entries posted in September 2011
The first of four BCcampus shared service user group meetings starts today (Friday, September 30) at Room 272 at the BCIT Downtown campus...
Proposed new copyright laws, confusion over what is allowed and isn't allowed under fair dealing, Access Copyright's attempt to increase tariffs, risk averse legal counsel advice, universities and colleges pulling out of Access Copyright. Has all this got your head spinning?
In parallel to the changing regime of copyright new open licensing and sharing practices have emerged.
As part of Open Access week BCcampus and partners are hosting an Opening Education event on October 17 to explore how the practices of Open Access research publishing and Open Educational Resource (OER) course content have emerged as complementary and creative alternatives to traditional copyright practices. Join us in this exploration of how creators are using digital open licenses to essentially clear copyright upfront in such a way that sharing and reuse by others is pre-authorized and encouraged.
We've created an Opening Education micro-site at http://open.bccampus.ca. This site provides a means for online registration and provides information on the location, speakers agenda, and associated resources. The event will take place face-to-face at Simon Fraser University's Woodwards campus in downtown Vancouver and be simultaneously webcast over the Internet. The webcast will be recorded and posted to the micro-site for reference after the event.
The event features a wide range of speakers representing organizations who are actively engaged with open access and open educational resources. Presenters include: