Creative Commons CTO to Present on “Why CC Matters”

Open.Michigan — a University of Michigan initiative to create and share knowledge, resources, and research with the global learning community — will host a presentation by Nathan Yergler, CTO of the Creative Commons.  Yergler will discuss the impact of Creative Commons (CC) licenses on Open Access, what challenges still exist for Open Access, and what the Creative Commons is doing to build and support an ecosystem of openness.

Yergler’s talk will coincide with a special event, Open Access Week hosted by the University of Michigan Library. The talk takes place at 11:30am on Monday, March 23rd at the School of Information in West Hall, room 311.

Nathan R. Yergler is Chief Technology Officer at Creative Commons. Since joining Creative Commons as a software engineer in 2004, Nathan has been responsible for ccPublisher, the web services, and the license engine. Recent projects include participation in the development of the Creative Commons Rights Expression Language and the technical and metadata architecture for CC0.

Open Access Week
March 23-27 is Open Access Week at the University of Michigan. This is a campus-wide exploration of Open Access that will bring together scholars, publishers, authors, copyright experts, and librarians from a range of disciplines to discuss the impact of Open Access on academic research and publishing.  For more information, and a schedule of events, see:

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