Principle: Define clear group boundaries. People have been defining boundaries since the club was invented. Beat up the people you don’t want in your cave. We’ve progressed from this physical form of elimination/inclusion to using words, ideas and passwords to protect our groups. In regards to Creative Commons, you must prove that you are an educator by creating an account in order to access the more advanced functions of the works contained in the Commons. By limiting, or placing a… Read more »
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I have published several scholarly articles in my field all of which did not share a resource in the Creative Commons licence. However, if some of the cited resources were made available through a CC license, it easier to reuse or remix and share the content more openly.
Movie rentals come to mind as a resource that was once physical in that you had to go into Blockbuster and rent a movie, this format has now advanced to streaming videos from phones, homes, and other electronic devices.
I have created LibGuides and other electronic handouts and videos that can be accessed by others. If I didn’t share resources under Creative Common license anyone could use, modify and distribute my work. The benefit of sharing information is to educate our users.
Internal Reports – Case Studies Years ago, I conducted a research project involving the use of reference tracking tools and procedures across multiple branches of a large University Library. I relied on the information others have provided who have conducted similar resources via listservs and journal articles. Since this was a case study of a unique population (bilingual University, 12 branches), the study involved creating new surveys, and assessment tools to analyze our specific population. Even though I did consult others… Read more »
While working as a research scientist, none of my work was licensed under a CC license. At the time, it was not in my best interest to do so in order to get promoted. However, I realize now that sharing my nonproprietary work (e.g. plots, figures, diagrams, etc.) would have actually been useful to me and my scientific community in terms of increasing knowledge and increasing my personal impact on the field.
One resource that I would say that is more accessible today then it was in times past is music. Music is available in many formats from, YouTube, Pandora and musical apps that can be downloaded on your phone. I remember being able to listen to music on most of the formats mentioned above in the past uninterrupted, which was most enjoyable. Now advertisers have found a way to annoy me online with their commercials. They have even figured out a… Read more »
Money. In the digital age money has moved even further from a physical object that has been deemed valuable. It is now a digital number that is transferred via the internet using cards and accounts. Money was once a private good. There is only so much gold in the world, only so many dollar bills in circulation, etc. Due to the internet and the idea of being able to replicate or alter values in accounts, etc. it is now a… Read more »
Cassette tapes are an example of media previously only available in physical form. In the advancement of technology, we have streaming platforms for music via Internet, or in subscription based platforms in libraries, like Naxos.
Classes and Courses. At one point, if you wanted to attend a course or class, you had to physically be present in that classroom. Now, with online classes, MOOCs, and video tutorials, you can access content, get credits, and learn from anywhere where you have internet. Although online education makes courses more accessible to certain individuals who were unable to attend physical classes due perhaps to geographical location, travel restrictions, work schedules, family situation, disabilities, etc., it is rare that… Read more »