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Through its Mobilising Knowledge for Development Programme The Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK invites interested individuals to attend:


Understanding Open Licensing – a Free online workshop

Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd February, 2013

Register for free at:


Open access publishing is rapidly growing in popularity, while materials for re-use in education and training are increasingly being sourced free from the web.  This workshop will equip participants to use open licensing with confidence when they make knowledge available on the Internet, and to understand the key issues for reusing open licensed materials published by others.  


It will provide a simple “how-to” guide to the Creative Commons licensing framework, the international standard which sets out allowable uses of knowledge published free on the web.  Participants will learn how to publish using open licences, what to consider when re-using open licensed materials, and how to advise other knowledge producers. 


The workshop will include the facility for participants to post questions and to receive facilitator replies via the website and / or by email. Find out more at:


Who should attend:

This event will be important for researchers, communications specialists, publishers, librarians, website editors, and information service managers. Individuals with a range of levels of knowledge of intellectual property law are welcome.


Please note - Participants are not expected to actively engage for the duration of each day of the event. You are welcome to join in at specific points when it is most interesting / convenient for you.


How to register:

It only takes a moment to register for this free event – at: We’ll follow up with information on how to participate nearer to the time.



Shihaam Shaikh is an Intellectual Property Lawyer, OpenUCT Project Manager, and PhD Law Student, and is based in South Africa. She is interested in the promotion of Creative Commons as an alternative management solution for copyright holders and the advocacy of using Creative Commons licensed materials by educators in the creation of teaching and learning materials. You can follow her on Twitter at:!/ShihaamD 


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Warm regards,

The IDS Knowledge Services Events team



Adrian Bannister
Web Innovations Convenor & Eldis Communities Coordinator

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK

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Tel: +44 (0)1273 915815