Creative Commons Licenses from Concepts to Practice

$200.00

Dates: August 5 - September 1

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course introduces open licensing concepts and practices for librarians at all levels and in any type of library. Through readings, discussions, quizzes, and a cumulative project, participants will learn about: the history of Creative Commons; an overview of the U.S. copyright system, including limitations and exceptions such as fair use and the public domain; and foundational concepts in open licensing, open access, and open education, including the six different Creative Commons licenses and two public domain tools. Participants will actively determine the focus for the final week of the course, which is reserved for special topics and emerging trends as they relate to CC licensing; topics may include the rise of AI, open data considerations, Open Access or OER advocacy, and others.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

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We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

This course introduces open licensing concepts and practices for librarians at all levels and in any type of library. Through readings, discussions, quizzes, and a cumulative project, participants will learn about: the history of Creative Commons; an overview of the U.S. copyright system, including limitations and exceptions such as fair use and the public domain; and foundational concepts in open licensing, open access, and open education, including the six different Creative Commons licenses and two public domain tools. Participants will actively determine the focus for the final week of the course, which is reserved for special topics and emerging trends as they relate to CC licensing; topics may include the rise of AI, open data considerations, Open Access or OER advocacy, and others.

Shanna Hollich

Shanna Hollich is currently the Learning and Training Manager at Creative Commons, where they develop courses, webinars, and workshops about Creative Commons licenses and open access. Prior to joining CC, Shanna worked for 15 years as a librarian across multiple institutions – K-12 school, public, government, and academic. They have worked in public/access services, technical services and cataloging/metadata, and administration, ultimately serving as director for the John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College and the Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover, PA.

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