This is for me, and Vic & Julian – I’ve tagged a couple of resources in the Diigo Group on OER. I found the two articles really useful. One is a briefing paper by the HEA on turning an existing resource into an OER resource. It is a good overview and generates a checklist (always useful). The second expands on the issue of IPR and OER – this is from JISC legal. Nothing new, apart from breaking it down into smaller chucks.
There is also the the JISC Legal Gateway Site for OER Issues 🙂
It did remind me, I was going to contact the legal people at Bath – the question is, where do they currently stand w.r.t enforcing the IPR for OER resources.
That said – a quick check of http://www.bath.ac.uk/ipls/legal/ippolicy.html, 22.3(c) suggests OERs would sit as part of the course materials … or it might not 🙂
So, what would a rights register for 3rd party material in your OERs include?
- Unique ID of the item you are using
- URL of where you located the original
- Identifier of the original (name)
- reference to license (if any)
- description of how and why you want to use it – where it adds value
- who seems to be the owner (name)
- who seems to hold the copyright (name & contact details)
- log of correspondents with owner (data stamp, email correspondence)
This log will need to be shared between the teams developing the resource. A recommendation is it is within a searchable database – suggest, external and web based, ie., http://www.zoho.com