Responsibly sharing your scholarship: what exactly is a Creative Commons License, and why should you care?
What exactly is a Creative Commons License? How and when can you use one to distribute your work? What are some of the things you should think about before you use one? How can you find Creative Commons licensed material (images, texts, and many others) to use in your personal scholarship and teaching? Join Rebecca Stuhr and Christine E. Weller, Esq. for an introduction to the Creative Commons licenses, a discussion of the difference between a license and an assignment, how scholars are using Creative Commons licenses to distribute their work, and how to find and responsibly use openly licensed materials in your scholarship and teaching
During this workshop attendees will:
- See examples of works that include creative commons licenses
- Learn the different types of creative commons licenses available for use in connection with their scholarship
- Understand how to decode Creative Commons licenses on third party works
- Learn about resources on finding openly licensed materials for re-use in their scholarship
Reading (Know before you go..not required):
Copyright, Creative Commons, and Confusion, Robert Harrington, The Scholarly Kitchen, Apr. 20, 2020 - https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/04/20/copyright-creative-commons-and-confusion/
Creative Commons Website, Share your work - https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/
Creative Commons Website, About CC licenses - https://creativecommons.org/about/cclicenses/
The Creative Commons in Court, Melody Herr, The Scholarly Kitchen, Oct. 14, 2020, available at https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/10/14/guest-post-creative-commons-in-court/
Note, if you would like to read any of the court cases cited in Ms. Herr’s footnotes, they are freely available on Google Scholar’s case law search function - https://scholar.google.com/
Find Open Access Journals & articles, The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), available at https://doaj.org/
Penn Libraries Guide on Finding Open Access Images - https://guides.library.upenn.edu/open_access_images
Penn Libraries guide on Services for Authors (The Creative Commons License – Controlling the Way you Share your Work) - https://guides.library.upenn.edu/Authors/creative_commons
Spring 2022 Scholarly Publishing Workshops
This workshop is part of a series hosted by the Libraries in collaboration with the Grad Center at Penn. Each workshop focuses on an element of the publishing process. From February to April, tune in to live virtual sessions covering citation management, impact metrics, promoting your work, selecting the right publishing venue, fair use, and more. Find the full suite of publishing workshops online and register to attend.
You may also want to review our Services for Authors guide.
Related LibGuide: Services for Authors at the Penn Libraries by Rebecca Stuhr