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Other kiwis leading the world using Creative Commons

Jade Wood - Friday, December 04, 2009
Our congratulations go to Dr Wayne Mackintosh as "Otago Polytechnic is the first tertiary institution in the world to adopt a creative commons open content intellectual property policy"

A revolutionary education system is sweeping the world and the blackboard is right here, in Dunedin. Nigel Benson learns new stuff.

"This is the most rewarding thing I have done in my whole career," Dr Wayne Mackintosh muses in the sun outside Otago Polytechnic.

Read the article in the Otago Daily Times here:

http://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/84632/making-connections

Science Commons – putting cures within closer reach

Jade Wood - Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Researchers around the world are hard at work on cures for most every ailment and disease. But until now, there was no system - let alone incentive - for sharing their discoveries, leaving researchers working independently in their own silos, possibly duplicating the same mistakes as their colleagues around the globe. It wasn't unusual for decades to pass before any significant progress was made on a study.

But that's all changing. Just as parent organization Creative Commons has made sharing artistic endeavors both easy and profitable, Science Commons is using that same open-access model to enable the scientific research community to both find and share their studies, thereby enabling an approach to sharing data that just might revolutionize the scientific world. My interview with John Wilbanks was a fitting way to cap off Open Access Week. (This interview has been edited for clarity and length.)

Read the whole story: Lynda Resnick's Blog



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