[Open-education] Fwd: [oerworldmap-news] OER World Map Anounces Launch of Version 0.2

Marieke Guy marieke.guy at okfn.org
Mon Jul 13 13:57:37 UTC 2015


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Subject: 	[oerworldmap-news] OER World Map Anounces Launch of Version 0.2
Date: 	Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:17:55 +0200
From: 	Jan Neumann <neumann at hbz-nrw.de>
To: 	<oerworldmap-news at listen.hbz-nrw.de>

Dear friends of the OER World Map,

I'm very happy to announce that we launched version 0.2 of the OER World 
Map last Friday [1]! Thanks very much to all who supported the project 
in the last months - it was a great experience to receive help and 
feedback from all over the world!

The most important innovation is that we now have a map that can be 
browsed and explored more meaningfully than the one on our initial 
landing page. We have included only a small set of data so far, 
additional data will be added in the next weeks with every new story. 
Interesting things to look at are the country views [2] and the service 
descriptions [3], which will be more elaborated in the near future.

Additionally, I would like to inform you that we have significantly 
expanded our collection strategy. Originally we aimed at collecting only 
data related to services which provide truly open materials (= cc by, cc 
by-sa, cc by-nc?). Since the "gratis" services of today might become the 
"open"-services of tomorrow we now believe that a more open approach 
will be appropriate. To avoid "open washing" and to keep the focus on 
open licensing we plan to develop an openness indicator [4] which will 
visualize a service's or project's level of openness. More information 
on this topic can be found on our FAQ page [5].

The next major release of the platform, which will include input 
templates, is planned for September. We are still looking for stories 
[6], so if you would like to see your OER activity on the Map, please do 
not hesitate to contact us! We are looking forward to an exiting second 
half of the project â?? hopefully with you contribution!

All the best

Jan Neumann & the OER World Map Team

[1] https://oerworldmap.org/
[2] e.g.: https://oerworldmap.org/country/gb
[3] e.g.: 
[4] https://github.com/hbz/oerworldmap/issues/237
[5] https://oerworldmap.org/FAQ
[6] https://oerworldmap.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/call-for-oer-stories/

Jan Neumann, DipSysPrac (Open)
des Landes NRW
Leitung Recht und Organisation
Jülicher Str. 6
50674 Köln
Tel.: +49 221 40075-239
E-Mail: neumann at hbz-nrw.de <mailto:neumann at hbz-nrw.de>
Web: http://www.hbz-nrw.de
North Rhine-Westphalian
Library Service Center
Head of Legal Affairs and Organisation
Jülicher Str. 6
50674 Cologne, Germany
Tel.: 0049 221 40075-239
Mail: neumann at hbz-nrw.de <mailto:neumann at hbz-nrw.de>
Web: http://www.hbz-nrw.de

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