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    Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians

    A new resource for our LBCC colleagues!  From the Creative Commons website (December 6, 2019).

    Click on the image to read or download the PDF.

    We’re happy to announce that our collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) to create the print companion to the CC Certificate has finally come to fruition! 

    The book, Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians, is now published under CC BY and offers an additional way to access the openly licensed CC Certificate content. It’s available in print at the ALA store, or it can be downloaded from our website!

    Whether you’re a volunteer, professor, instructional designer, researcher, administrator or technologist—or simply looking for a great holiday gift—this book offers a background on copyright law, as well as a clear guide to open licensing and open advocacy. You can read this book on its own or while taking the CC Certificate course. 

    The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world, “providing leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.” 

    After initial collaboration with the ALA on “Copytalk” webinars, we were delighted to partner with them for this project under the shared goal of increasing equitable access to information.

    Canvas Course on OER Adoption

    There is a free, online course on OER adoption through Canvas.  Included are modules on learning how to find resources, adopt OER into your courses, and the advantages/challenges that you may encounter.

    Introduction to Open Educational Resources - Home


    Lumen Course on OER Adoption

    Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

    Lumen has a free course on how to 

    "This course provides faculty with an introduction to the laws that influence the use, re-use, and distribution of content they may want to use in a course. Activities include finding openly licensed content for use in a class and publishing openly licensed works created by faculty. At the end of the course, students will have openly licensed content that will be ready for use in a course."  From the Lumen site.