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Open Licensing Made Plain: A Primer on Concepts, Challenges, and Opportunities for Publishers

Resource Type: 
Event Recordings, Materials, and E-Courses
Author(s): 
Neil Butcher
Lisbeth Levey
Kirsty von Gogh
Publisher or Sponsoring Organization: 
Neil Butcher & Associates
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Date Published: 
August 1, 2018
Abstract (200 Character Limit) : 
Openly licensed resources are 'free' to access, but there can be significant user, creation, adaptation, and production costs. The long-term sustainability of African publishing in local languages requires that these costs be met fairly and completely, using models that will encourage people to establish, grow, and sustain excellent content creation  rganizations. This research will assist content producers to make informed arguments to funders (governments or donors) about the costs associated with open licensing to ensure long-term sustainability of the publishing industry in African countries.
 
The aim of this primer on open licensing for African publishers is to lay out issues to take into account when considering the use of open licensing in early literacy.
 
Butcher, N., Levey, L., and von Gogh, K. (2019). Open Licensing Made Plain: A Primer on Concepts, Challenges, and Opportunities for Publishers. Retrieved fromhttp://www.earlyliteracynetwork.org/content/open-licensing-made-plain-pr... (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license)
Topic: 
Language of Instruction
Information and Communication Technology
Target Audience: 
Africa Publishers
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