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Finally, Nadia will suggest to Angela that, together, they provide the colleague information concerning Creative Commons, Open Access, and other systems that have been developed recently that might enable the colleague in the future to ensure that access to his scholarship is more open.

Additional resources

An extensive set of teaching materials on Free and Open Source Software can be found at the course website for  The Internet: Issues at the Frontier .

Other valuable resources on free software include:

The main website for Creative Commons is  (External Link)

A large repository of photographs available under Creative Commons licenses is available through  Flickr

A thorough discussion, prepared in 2007 by Peter Suber, of the various dimensions of the Open Access Movement can be found at the  Open Access Overview

The most important document in the OA Movement is the Budapest Open Access Initiative. Its history and impact are discussed on  the website of the Soros Foundation

A Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) can be found  here

A sampler of Open Access Journals in the Health Sciences:


The following judicial opinions explore and apply some of the principles discussed in this module:

Curry v. Weekend (District Court of Amsterdam, March 9, 2006)  (Creative Commons license)

GPL-Violations.org v. D-Link (District Court of Frankfurt 2006)

Jacobsen v. Katzer, 535 F.3d 1373 (CAFC 2008)  (Open Source Licenses)

Assignment and discussion questions


Choose one of the following:

Question 1. Creative Commons currently supports the licensing of creative works in 52 countries. If your country is one of these, use search engines and other directories to locate some documents available under CC licenses that you could help promote and re-distribute.

Question 2. Determine if there are any OA journals published in your country. Make a list suitable for distribution to your patrons.

Question 3. Prepare slides or a one-page handout that you could use to educate librarians and academics concerning the Creative Commons system and OA options. Publish your document online with the Creative Commons license of your choice and send the link to the group. If your library doesn’t have a website, you may use  SlideShare .

Question 4. How would you design and implement an OA policy in your country?

Discussion question(s)

Comment on strategies proposed by your colleagues in response to Round 1 question 4.


This module was created by  Melanie Dulong de Rosnay . It was then edited by a team including  Sebastian DiazWilliam FisherUrs GasserAdam HollandKimberley IsbellPeter JasziColin MaclayAndrew Moshirnia , and  Chris Peterson .

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