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Weekly Update

We’re now at the stage where we’re starting to double check through the material we have cleared, in order to demonstrate ‘due diligence’ before depositing it into our Open Exeter repository. We have already tested the process of creating ZIP files and IMS Content Packages, the latter of which we have successfully imported into Moodle to test unpacking. Once we have some OER material in our repository we can test the process of linking to it from JorumOpen.

With much support from Claire Turner (Head of Legal Services), Eversheds (our University lawyers) have agreed that we can use an internationally recognised Creative Commons License under which to release our OERs, rather than having to have a ‘University of Exeter’ variant. We will, wherever possible, be opting for Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa). We will also include the following accompanying text:

  1. You must not remove, alter, hide or modify any copyright notices and/or acknowledgments in the Work.
  2. The Licensor expressly disclaims, to the extent permitted by law, any liability with respect to the Work including but not limited to errors or omissions contained in the Work, libel, infringements of intellectual property rights or the disclosure of confidential information. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Work is at your sole risk and the Licensor accepts no responsibility for loss suffered or incurred as a result of your reliance on the Work.

Tom is currently arranging to complete an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) spreadsheet, a comprehensive checklist that needs to be completed to enable the project to become a service within the University.

1 comment to Weekly Update

  • Hello Open Exeter colleagues,

    Congratulations on your blog with the updates on this exciting project!

    I wonder when your materials will be made available to the public, do you have a launch date in mind?

    I am carrying out a study of UK OER initiatives for the European project OPAL, and I wrote a few lines on Cloudworks about Open Exeter. I invite you to take a look at what I wrote and get back to me by email with any amendments or further info, please. Here’s the URL:

    Looking forward to seeing your materials online!


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