Over the next year, we will again be supporting JISC/HEA funded projects in the OER Themes strand of the Embedding and Sustaining Change programme, which focuses on the collection, creation and release of Open Educational Resources (OERs).
The OER IPR Support team is here to give guidance to JISC/HEA funded projects on:
• selecting and embedding the most appropriate open licences for OERs, with an emphasis on Creative Commons.
• identifying and managing the IPR and other legal issues residing in OERs
The OER IPR Support team consists of Naomi Korn and Alex Dawson from Web2Rights Ltd, the JISC Legal team, led by Jason Miles-Campbell, and Neil Witt from Plymouth University. For our team, this is the second year of providing support to JISC OER projects – so this year’s projects will be able to benefit from all of the resources, advice and support collected together on our project website at www.web2rights.com/OERIPRSupport/index.html
If you visit our website, www.web2rights.com/OERIPRSupport, you will find a range of practical tools including charts, videos, template licences, and model forms which will help you to manage the licensing of your resources. You can also find out more about relevant issues, discussion topics and news by reading our project blog at www.web2rights.com/OERIPRSupport/blog. We tend to blog every week in the form of a 10 Min Blog, so do check in for updates. You can follow us on here twitter (@OERIPRSupport) to keep updated as well. You can also put queries to the JISC Legal Helpdesk at www.jisclegal.ac.uk/ContactUs/EnquiryForm.aspx – a free, quick-turnaround telephone and email support service.
If you are a new project it may be helpful to go to the Starter Pack at www.web2rights.com/OERIPRSupport/starter.html. Don’t forget that there are still places on our FREE Before You Start workshop at De Montfort University on the morning of December 6th 2011. Contact Alex@web2rights.com if you are a JISC/HEA funded Phase 3 project and would like to attend.
For projects with some experience of licensing and OERs, we have new resources planned for the next 12 months which reflect and explore many of the issues raised over the last year. You also may like to sign up for our for the free OER IPR Master Class workshop at De Montfort University on the afternoon of December 6th 2011. Contact Alex@web2rights.com if you are a JISC/HEA funded Phase 3 project and would like to attend.
We are looking forward to working with you over the coming year, and meeting up with you at the JISC Start Up Meeting in Birmingham on the 14th November 2011.
OER IPR Support Team
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