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Marieke Guy
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CC Case Studies
•     Roger McGuinn’s Folk Den
•     Vores Øl (Our Beer)
•     QA Focus
•     MIT’s Open Courseware
•     Accelerando
•     Introduction to CC Course Material




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Roger McGuinn’s Folk Den #1
• Roger McGuinn of the Byrds established the Folk Den
  in 1995 as a way to use the Web to carry on the
  American folk music tradition
• McGuinn publishes his own performances of traditional
  (public domain) songs alongside performances of his
  own songs
• He posts the songs, the chords, the lyrics, images and
  a little story about each item

     http://www.reveries.com/folkden/

                                http://www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/folkden/
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Roger McGuinn’s Folk Den #2
• McGuinn makes every recording available for
  download under a Creative Commons Attribution-
  NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Licence
• He shares the public domain material, but when he
  records a solo CD of new material it is kept in
  traditional copyright
• McGuinn feels the key is spreading and preserving
  traditional folk songs

     http://creativecommons.org/audio/djspooky-mcguinn

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QA Focus #1
• QA Focus was funded by JISC to develop a quality
  assurance (QA) framework which would help ensure
  that project deliverables funded under JISC’s digital
  library programmes were functional, widely accessible
  and interoperable
• During the project over 70 briefing papers and over 30
  case-studies were released on a variety of subjects
• These resources are available in a number of formats
  from the QA Focus Web site

                              http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/qa-focus/

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QA Focus #2
• As part of the the project’s exit strategy it was decided
  to release the documents under a licence in order to in
  maximise impact across the community
• Three possibilities were considered:
   – Develop a bespoke licence
   – Modify an existing licence
   – Use an existing licence
• After a review of available options the CC Attribution-
  NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence was chosen for
  the briefing papers
• It was decided *not* to use the CC licence on the case
  studies due to IPR issues
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QA Focus #3
• The briefing papers were updated to include the CC
  logo and text
• The machine-readable description of the licence was
  embedded in RDF format on the HTML pages
• This structured rights metadata allows search engines
  to provide much richer searching capabilities
• Briefing papers continue to be added to the QA Focus
  Web site and are all available under a CC licence

http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/papers/eunis-2005/paper-3/


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QA Focus #4




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Vores Øl (Our Beer) #1
• “Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To
  understand the concept, you should think of 'free' as in
  'free speech,' not as in 'free beer.”
• Open source beer produced by a group of students
  from the IT University of Copenhagen, in collaboration
  with Superflex, an art organisation
• Version 1.0 is a medium strong beer (6% vol) with a
  deep golden red colour and an original but familiar
  taste!
• It has added guarana for a natural energy-boost!

                                   http://www.voresoel.dk/
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Vores Øl (Our Beer) #2
• The recipe and brand are licenced under an Attribution-
  ShareAlike 2.0 licence
• Anyone can use the recipe to brew the beer or to
  create a derivative of the recipe. Brewers can earn
  money from Our Beer, but have to publish the recipe
  under the same licence and credit the original work.
• People can also use all the design and branding
  elements, and are free to change them at will provided
  they publish the changes under the same licence
• The Vores Øl Web site also has a a forum for sharing
  sounds and music related to Our Beer called Sound
  Bazaar

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MIT Open Courseware #1
• In 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  announced that they would be creating Open
  Courseware in order to:
   – provide free, searchable, coherent access to MIT's
      course materials for educators in the non-profit
      sector, students, and individual learners around the
      world.
   – Create an efficient, standards-based model that
      other universities may emulate to publish their own
      course materials
• The pilot site went live in September 2002
• There are currently over 1,100 courses are available
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MIT Open Courseware #2
• The site is free and open educational resource for
  faculty, students, and self-learners around the world
• It does not require any registration, but does not grant
  degree certificates or access to MIT faculty
• In January 2003 the OCW initiative adopted a slightly
  modified version of the Creative Commons licence
• MIT Open Courseware License Version 1.0
• It is similar to an Attribution-NonCommercial-
  ShareAlike Licence
• ‘How to’ Web site aims to inspire other institutions to
  openly share their course materials

                              http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/HowTo/
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Accelerando #1
• Charles Stross is a science fiction novelist based in
  Edinburgh, Scotland
• He has published a number of novels and numerous
  short stories (in various SF magazines)
• In order to put it to good use Stross released Scratch
  Monkey, a short novel that he finished in 1993, on his
  Web site under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
  2.0 licence
• In 2005 Stross released a new Novel, titled
  Accelerando, as a free ebook under a Attribution-
  NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 licence
                                   http://www.accelerando.org/
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Accelerando #2
• The novel is available in a number of formats -
   – Plain HTML
   – Rich Text Format
   – PDF
   – Plucker e-book
   – Palm DOC format
   – ASCII
• It is also availble to buy online and from bookstores for
  $24.95
• Stross’s story Concrete Jungle (also available under a
  CC licence) won the 2005 Hugo Award
  for Best Novella of the Year
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