Jason Puckett With great power comes great bibliography.


Creative Commons instructional materials at GSU

screenshot-21-georgia-state-university-libguides-zotero-home-research_library_gsu_edu_zoteroI just got the go-ahead to license our online instructional materials -- tutorials, future planned podcast, etc. -- with Creative Commons licenses to encourage other libraries to use and build on them.

I made the inquiry since I'm planning on starting another instructional podcast for students before spring semester is out (knock on wood) and I wanted to CC license that.  I am so impressed: I asked my boss, who asked her boss, who had a thumbs-up from GSU's legal department within a few hours.  At no point in the chain did anyone ask "Creative what?", which I take as a good sign for the Creative Commons project.

So this morning I went through all of my Libguides and added CC licenses.  It was possibly the geekiest thing I've ever been excited about.

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  1. That’s really cool, Jason. I asked Springshare a few months ago if they could add something like this directly to Springshare, given that the system allows you to copy pieces of others’ guides in addition to complete guides. I’d be happy to CC-license the content of my own guides, but I wonder if some LibGuides users might not be willing, in which case, building CC-licensing into the system might be intelligent.

    (By the way, I just updated the relevant thread on Springshare Lounge with a link to this post.)

  2. Oh, awesome, Laura. I was thinking the same — it seems only logical given all the content-sharing features in Libguides. I’m subscribing to that forum thread!