Attributing Content

Much open access requires an attribution when using.  This recognizes the creator of the work.  Even if open access content does not require attribution (eg Creative Commons Public Domain), it’s still a good idea to acknowledge the source.  This way anyone else viewing or using your content will know where it came from, and that it is being used in a copyright compliant way.
For tips on how to attribute open access content, visit the Open Access page.
Licensing Content

Licensing Content

For students or for personal resources staff create visit the Creative Commons site to learn how to licence your work.
For USQ staff where the University owns copyright in the work, content needs to be licensed by the Legal Office.
 USQ Repositories

Sharing Content with USQ (for staff)

To share your newly created open access resources with USQ staff you should contribute it into the eLOR (eLearning Objects Repository).  You can then link to the item in the eLOR from multiple systems, including StudyDesk and StaffDesk, Ask USQ for staff and Students, and the USQ website.
For help, see the User Guide for contributing an object with Creative Commons into eLOR.
Sharing Content with the World
You can share your open access resources with the world on many different open access sharing platforms. Try to choose platforms which allow you to choose and display a Creative Commons licence. Here are some:

Music—CCMixter, Soundcloud
Scholarly writing—Scholarpedia
Presentations—Slide Share
Teaching Resources—OER Commons
Video—Vimeo, YouTube
3D Printing—Thingiverse

For staff: You can also contribute open access resources into eLOR which you would like to be accessible by people outside of USQ.  Contact the Repository Team to arrange public access for an item in eLOR.

 unlockOther Open Access Information Open Practice at USQ
The Collaboratorium
Open Inform
Australasian Open Access Strategy Group

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