Tue 3 Dec 2013 11:28PM

What Additional Resources Does CCANZ Need?

MM Matt McGregor Public Seen by 57

CCANZ has an extraordinarily broad remit, working across government, education, culture and research.

We currently have an assortment of web and print resources for many of these sectors, though gaps remain. What other resources could we develop in the new year? Do we need additional videos, web resources, print resources? All of the above?


Danyl Strype Tue 4 Feb 2014 11:22AM

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, and it could be a project to apply for a specific grant for (maybe with a part-time, short-term curators salary?) I'd love to see CC ANZ producing mongrammed USBs (maybe 5-10GB?) which comes with a range of Aotearoa-origin, CC-licensed content on it (text, image, audio, video, games, anything). They could be bought at a bulk rate (or even sponsored by a supportive company which deals in large volumes of them). As long as we are careful to seek permission to use any work with a NC license, and clearly label it as such, we can either:

  • sell them for fundraising
  • give them as part of crowdfunding drives or Mix'n'Mash prizes
  • give them to institutions who want to know what kind of material is being CC-licensed in Aotearoa

It's a chance not only to push CC as a meme (I recoil from using the word "brand" ;), but to expose people to the creative explosion CC is facilitating, even encouraging those who receive them to download and share their favorite CC work using them (or install GNU/Linux with them ;).


Danyl Strype Wed 5 Feb 2014 3:16PM

Also [email protected] email addresses, even if these are just forwarders. Matt should definitely have use of one, and the legal team, even if they are just forwarders that send email on to their usual email address. Most domain registrars support a few email forwarders at no cost, and Google Apps can do it (shudder).


Matt McGregor Wed 12 Feb 2014 7:55PM

I like the idea of using the USBs as M&M prizes. There's no specific funding for this at the moment, though if others saw it as a priority -- or there was a project that demanded them, like M&M -- then it could be useful.

I'm quite keen on the email addresses idea. It's what the Science Media Centre do (who are also housed here at RSNZ), and makes sense as the project grows.


Danyl Strype Mon 3 Mar 2014 12:15AM

Stickers! I'd love to have a big CC sticker on my laptop. A generic one would be ok, but a localized one with our url on it would be awesome.

I was reminded of this when I was given a sheet of NZ PIrate Party stickers recently at PIrate Camp.