Monthly Archives: December 2011

On using Creative Commons for old documents

When the University of Cambridge, with help from the University of Sussex (and JISC funding), released its Newton Papers, there was widespread acclaim for the resultant website, but also some criticism of their use of Creative Commons. Some bloggers (here and here) asserted that the (seventeenth-century) documents are out of copyright and therefore should be … Read more

“Collaborate to Compete”: where does this leave content?

The OER projects in the JISC Content programme 2011-13 recently attended a workshop on “Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)”, organised by the Open Unviersity’s SCORE team. All projects focus on the digitization of primary material from special collections covering a variety of subjects, from fashion design to architectural drawings and microscopic rock slides. Each … Read more