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Friday, February 20, 2009

Profile of CC @ the U. Michigan Library

Cameron Parkins, University of Michigan Library, Creative Commons, February 19, 2009.

Over the past year, the University of Michigan Library has shown itself to be particularly sensible in regards to open content licensing, the public domain, and issues of copyright in the digital age. The U-M Library has integrated public domain book machines, adopted CC licensing for their content, and independently had their Copyright Specialist, Molly Kleinman, articulate the importance of proper attribution in using CC licenses. We recently caught up with Molly to learn more about these efforts - primarily how they came to be and the results they have yielded - as well as discuss CCs place in educational institutions at large and how CC and Fair Use interact in the academic sphere. ...

[Q:] Is there anything else our readers should know about the University Library? What are your plans for the future?

[A:] We have an event coming up that might of interest to your readers in or near Ann Arbor. From March 23rd - 27th were having Open Access Week, a series of events promoting and investigating the Open Access movement and its impact on scholarship. Creative Commons licenses play an important part in open access publishing, and I expect well be talking about CC a lot that week. ...