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Join the Creative Commons Board of Directors

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A colorful image with drawn people around a circle that includes different hands watering a flower Community Needs Care” by Camila Leão for Fine Acts x OBI is licensed via https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.

We are now welcoming nominations to the CC Board of Directors. Each year, we seek nominations from the Creative Commons community for thoughtful and talented individuals invested in the future of the organization. The CC Board of Directors guides the strategic direction of Creative Commons, provides valuable expertise in key programmatic areas, and champions the…

Time for a Refresh

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Print shows a futuristic view of air travel over Paris as people leave the Opera. Many types of aircraft are depicted including buses and limousenes, police patrol the skies, and women are seen driving their own aircraft. Le Sortie de l'opéra en l'an 2000 by A. Robida - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division - Public Domain.

The CC team has been evaluating our progress toward our 2021-2025 strategy. Through that process, we have noticed the ways we have been organically adjusting to the social and technical shifts around us, as well as the ebbs and flows of funding availability. It would be an understatement to say that much has changed since…

Open Culture Platform Activity Fund Winners 2024

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Green and orange flowers illustrated in a scientific style. Plate 82” from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur (1904), in which are depicted a selection of liverworts. Public Domain.

As part of the Open Culture Platform’s 2024 work plan, we at Creative Commons are offering funding for community activities. We called for proposals and invited the community to vote on the activities. The projects needed to have a focus on building community through outreach and helping institutions move toward open. Here are the four…

Annual Reports

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We are pleased to present Creative Commons’ 2023 Annual Report.  This past year, our Open Culture program and Open Climate Campaign entered their third and second years, respectively. We also launched our Open Infrastructure Circle to ensure that our CC Licenses and public domain tools are funded well into the future. We are so grateful…

Creative Commons and University of Nebraska at Omaha Partner on a Microcredential Course

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Badge listing “University of Nebraska Omaha x Creative Commons” and “Intro to OER” on left. Image of a person reaching for images associated with learning, flowing out of a book on the right. Images include a check mark, paper, light bulb band atom symbol.

Creative Commons is proud to announce the launch of “Introduction to Open Educational Resources,” our first professional development microcredential course and partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, commencing on 31 May. This microcredential pilot started with one CC Certificate alumnus’s enthusiasm for open education. Craig Finlay, OER and STEM Librarian at the University…