Creative Commons Workshop, 30 July

July 29, 2014

A reminder that the Creative Commons workshop is on this Wednesday 30 July, 12-1, in SSLB5 at Manawatū campus.

The Library invites Massey staff and postgraduate students to a Creative Commons Workshop on Wednesday 30 July, 12.00-1.00pm, in SSLB5.


  • Why you would make your research outputs available openly?
  • How to make your own research data available for re-use?
  • How to make your educational resources openly available?
  • How you can re-use creative artistic works in your research?


  • Geonet’s data is available for reuse under a Creative Commons license
  • Te Papa applies creative commons licenses to its digital collections
  • Wellington City Council has applied creative commons license to its geospatial data openly available on platform called Koordinates

Matt McGregor, from Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, will lead discussion on open access to educational resources and research, including textbooks, journal articles and datasets.

The workshop will cover:

  • Copyright in the tertiary sector
  • Creative Commons licences
  • How to find free and legal sources online
  • Using open licensing to release research
  • Open education and research policy in the tertiary sector

Creative Commons is an international non-profit organisation that provides free legal tools to enable people to share and reuse copyrights works. Its goal is to ensure free, universal access to research and education, as well as full participation in culture. Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is particularly interested in ensuring that publicly funded copyright works are made open by default, to enable the active reuse of New Zealand’s culture and knowledge.

Matt McGregor is the Public Lead of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, a project hosted by the Open Education Resource Foundation. Prior to CC, Matt taught English at the State University of New York; he also taught literature and literacy at an academy in Vancouver, Canada, and has worked in the technology sector in Wellington. In his spare time, he reviews obscure novels for obscure online magazines.


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