Injecting Creative Commons Licensing into university policy and publishing

Quatermass, Nerida (2015) Injecting Creative Commons Licensing into university policy and publishing. In Reinventing University Publishing : CAUL Library Publishing Advisory Committee, 17 - 18 March 2015, Canberra, ACT. (Unpublished)


Australian universities are publishing previously unpublished works such as theses in institutional repositories or by publishing scholarly journals on their own presses. This re-invented role of publisher is due in part, to the availability of digital age technologies which scaffold the publishing process and facilitate inexpensive production of digital-only journals. The global push for Open Access to the outputs of publicly-funded research has also been a major driver. Research funder mandates and institutional Open Access policies apply only to publications for which the authors have no expectation of commercial gain. In all cases the primary motivation is to disseminate widely for maximum uptake with attribution to the author thereby increasing impact. This makes works published in institutional repositories and on university presses ideal candidates for Creative Commons licences.

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ID Code: 82984
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
Keywords: open access, creative commons, university publishing, copyright, licence
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Nerida Quatermass
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2015 23:12
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2015 04:53

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