Published on March 11, 2014
Institute for Open Leadership
Current system = broken
Optimized system = possible!
OPEN POLICY: Publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources
● Warsaw CC Summit 2011 ● OER on the radar of policymakers ● affiliates requested support ● current efforts decentralized and uncoordinated ● need a network to share and discuss ● need best data, toolkits, arguments ● let’s not miss opportunities that arise! IDEA
MISSION ● Foster the creation, adoption, and implementation of open policies that advance the public good. ● Do this by supporting advocates, organizations, policymakers, and connecting policy opportunities with those who can provide assistance.
PRINCIPLE S • ‘Open Policy’: publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources • Default aim for policy licensing: Open Definition (with preference for CC BY and CC0). • Do not recreate the wheel; leverage expertise • Work from existing policy recommendations: Paris OER, BOAI, Panton Principles, Communia, etc. • Free for anyone to join. Contribute and abide by mission and guiding principles.
WORK PLAN ● Link to, catalog, and curate existing policy resources. ● Build new resources and/or services only where capacity or expertise does not currently exist. ● Connect policy makers to experts. ● Provide baseline level of assistance for all opportunities. ● Share information with openly with members and the public, using open licenses (of course), multiple languages, transparent fashion.
Institute for Open Leadership
• weeklong intensive in-person training program on ‘open’ • train new leaders in the values and implementation of open licensing, policies, and practices • connect emerging open leaders with one another • provide access to experts in variety of open fields • 20 participants each year; 2 years • instructors from various open areas: education, science, open access, PSI, data, software, culture, etc. Institute for Open Leadership
● need for sustainable open movement and new generation of open leadership ● expand reach of open ideas and practice into new institutions and areas ● leaders can set positive example and give advice to others ● in person is valuable mode for training and networking Institute for Open Leadership
• participants will propose an open project, work on at institute week, complete at their institutions within a year ● transform the concepts learned at the institute into practical, actionable, and sustainable initiative within his/her institution ● SUCCESS = ○ Increase the amount of openly licensed materials in the commons; ○ Increase awareness among colleagues and related stakeholders about the benefits of openness; ○ Successful implementation of policy; ○ Demonstrate measurable results. Focus on capstone projects
Librarian at a university able to foster an open access policy at their institution; university faculty agree to contribute publicly funded research into the university repository under open licenses.
● who: emerging leaders and mid-level managers not already involved in the open community but showing interest and potential, high impact ● process: ○ application & selection period ○ primed for institute by completing open courses from School of Open ○ intensive in-person event ○ completion of open policy capstone projects ● timeline: ○ March 2014 application period; July 2014 institute 1 ○ November 2014 application period; March 2015 institute 2 ● travel/hotels/meals paid for through grants from Hewlett and Logistics
Credits ● Institution - by Thibault Geffroy from the Noun Project - CC BY ● Big idea - from the Noun Project, Public Domain ● Blueprint - by Dimitry Sokolov from The Noun Project - CC BY ● Check List - by fabrice dubuy from The Noun Project - CC BY ● Hackathon - by Iconathon 2012 - CC0 This work is dedicated to the public domain. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. Attribution is optional, but if desired, please attribute to Creative Commons. Some content such as screenshots may appear here under exceptions and limitations to copyright and trademark law--such as fair use--and may not be covered by CC0.
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