Monthly Archives: January 2018

Research Blog Series: Valuing the Public Domain

Kris Erickson discusses CREATe research on understanding the value of the copyright public domain, for the Research Blog Series. Project: Valuing the Public Domain was a two-year knowledge exchange project jointly funded by ESRC (Grant ES/K008137/1), the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), and CREATe. The total funding was £104,000. Investigators: Lead Investigators were Kristofer Erickson (CREATe, now Leeds University) and Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow) In addition, the project involved collaboration by Co-Investigators Dinusha Mendis (Bournemouth University), Paul Heald (University of Illinois) and Fabian Homberg (University of Southampton). The project employed a number of CREATe PhD student research assistants, who assisted with interviewing SMEs about their use of public domain materials and gathering data about the use of public … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Open Content Film making

Robin Williams reviews a University of Edinburgh project on Creative Commons and film making, for the Research Blog Series Project Name: Open Film: Open Source Investigators: PIs: Gian Marco Campagnolo and Robin Williams (University of Edinburgh). Research team: Evi Giannatou and James Stewart (University of Edinburgh) and Michael Franklin (Goldsmiths College, University of London). What did your research aim to do? The Open Film: Open Source study sought to resolve a controversy about the adoption of Creative Common (CC) licences in the film industry and its potential to establish open-content-film making (OCF) in a similar way to the success of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS). How did you do it? We sought to exploit the detailed insights available from contemporary ethnographic study-informed … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: OpenMinTeD

Thomas Margoni reports on the project aiming to develop a registry for text and data mining services and tools, for the Research Blog Series. OpenMinTeD (Open Mining Infrastructure for Text and Data) is the H2020 e-infra project aiming to develop a registry for text and data mining services and tools. This will allow researchers, research institutions and data providers to find, use and combine resources for TDM purposes thereby enhancing the scientific playing field of the EU. The project is run by a consortium of 16 EU partners. CREATe/University of Glasgow coordinates the legal interoperability activities which are conducted mainly within working group three (WG3). WG3 is formed by a team of more than 20 specialists with an interdisciplinary background under … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Open Publishing

Continuing the Research Blog series, Estelle Dercleye presents her work exploring multiple aspects of open publishing. Project: Open publishing Investigators: Estelle Derclaye (PI); Giancarlo Frosio (postdoc) and Kenneth Wilson (doctoral researcher) University of Nottingham What did your research aim to do? This project examined the current trends, advantages, disadvantages, problems and solutions, opportunities and barriers in open publishing, and in particular open academic publishing How did you do it? Literature review, workshop and PhD thesis

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