On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 4:14 PM, Kat Walsh <k...@mindspillage.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Luis Villa <lvi...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 3:48 PM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ay...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Luis Villa <lvi...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ay...@gmail.com
> >
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> For the formal conference sessions , we are interested in any and all
> >>>> topics related to:
> >>>>
> >>>>     * Open access publishing and institutional repositories
> >>>>     * Sustainability, scalability, and assessment of open access
> >>>>     * Open educational resources and open access applications in the
> >>>> classroom
> >>>>     * Massive open online courses (MOOCs) - copyright issues,
> >>>> assessment, challenges
> >>>>     * Outreach, promotion, and overcoming resistance to open
> initiatives
> >>>>
> >>>> We will consider proposals for individual presentations and panels
> >>>> organized around a theme.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> This sounds interesting - thanks for raising it, Phoebe.
> >>>
> >>> My normal material - open licensing - seems like it would be a bit
> >>> offtopic, so I won't submit something by myself. But if anyone is
> >>> considering a panel where an open licensing perspective would be
> useful as
> >>> part of a broader/more interesting theme, please contact me - I'd be
> happy
> >>> to help out.
> >>>
> >>> Luis
> >>>
> >> I don't think it's off-topic at all, considering that all of this
> openness
> >> has to be built on open licensing :)  But, I think the audience will
> likely
> >> be familiar with but not hugely knowledgeable about open licenses &
> issues,
> >> so a survey or similar would probably be good.
> >
> >
> > The problem with that sort of thing is that the basic survey is often
> boring
> > - like you say, many people will be familiar with it. Specific questions
> are
> > interesting, but it is hard for me to know what exactly will be of
> interest
> > beforehand. That's part of why I suggest a panel- I'd be happy to field
> > questions, and those could be quite interesting, but don't have a
> > good/interesting/informative spiel that would stand on its own.
> >
> >>
> >> I know from the university perspective lots of faculty (and librarians)
> >> have a lot of questions about what open license mandates from the
> government
> >> or in university repositories mean about the rights to their work,
> concerns
> >> about commercial use, etc.
> >
> >
> > For mandates, particularly around OER, someone from CC or PLOS is likely
> to
> > be more useful than I am- it just isn't (yet :) my area of specialty.
> (Which
> > is the other reason I'm a little reluctant to jump in directly.)
>
> I note that I would be really surprised if people from CC aren't
> planning to participate, but this is the first I've seen of the
> conference so far--I should coordinate with people to figure out who
> is going. (Tim, are you on this list?) But it might be fun to do a
> legal session with a bunch of lawyers in different aspects of the
> field (OK, my idea of "fun" may be broken).
>

I'd go :) But I have been to a lot of copyright sessions at a lot of
library conferences, so... ymmv.

I don't have a good sense of who might attend, but if it's librarians (and
SJSU does have a big library school) we tend to have & get questions like:
* how can I sell open access to my faculty when there are so many spammy
"OA" materials out there?
* what do I tell faculty who are worried that they won't have control over
their research if it's open licensed, or that it won't get published if
they make their preprints available? What do I tell faculty who say "no one
else will understand my raw data"?
* I've got old photos of the campus in my archives. Can I digitize them?
How should they be licensed? Will the university get sued if they're in
copyright and I put them online?
* I work for a university and am making an educational object for a MOOC.
Can I cc license it? How? What does that mean?

etc. etc.
Phoebe
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