US: California: S.B. 1053 Creates the California Open Source Digital Library

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Date: 2012/09/27
Policy Status: Current
Language: en
Jurisdiction: Province / State
Country: United States
Institution: California Legislature
Policy license: copyright

Tags: Public postsecondary education: California Digital Open

Policy Title: S.B. 1053 Creates the California Open Source Digital Library - Go to the policy
Author(s): Darrell Steinberg, Elaine Alquist

Description: Bill for the purpose of housing open source materials while providing an Internet Web-based way for students, faculty, and staff to easily find, adopt, utilize, or modify course materials for little or no cost. The bill requires that the materials in the library bear a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license that allows others to use, distribute, and create derivative works based upon the digital material while still allowing the authors or creators of the material to receive credit for their efforts.