Thursday, May 19, 2016

OERs on copyright

CHEER (Copyright in Higher Education Elements Resources) is an "an online repository of reusable works related to copyright in higher education" created by the North American universities: Furman University, Clemson University, and the University of South Carolina. "Our goal is to develop a single place where librarians, copyright offices, and other related offices at colleges and universities can find a variety of resources they can reuse, remix and redistribute." Obviously the specifics relate to US copyright law, but a good deal of material focuses on principles or issues that apply in other countries. They are calling out for other universities to reuse their content and also to contribute material of their own to the repository. The material can be browsed under the headings: Scholarly Communication; Copyright in the Library; Copyright Law and Application; Continuing Education and Copyright; Copyright Across Campus
The repository is at and their email is
Photo by Sheila Webber: crab apple blossom, May 2016

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