Open Content, Otago Poly and

Leigh Blackhall has posted an update on his blog on the developments in their Travel and Tourism courses.  They have an innovative IT policy down there!!

“Otago Polytechnic has adopted a Creative Commons Attribution copyright license and has been using the Wikieducator platform with other popular media sharing services to develop and publish Open Educational Resources and Practices. This article outlines some of the steps that the Polytechnic has taken, as well as some of the challenges being faced, and a vision for the future. It should be noted that this article has been written from the perspective of the author, and not necessarily from Otago Polytechnic as a whole”

As an aside: Quite a cool little article open content [Via the TALO list] “A little piece of thought food for you. It’s an article in the Educational Technology Magazine entitled “Towards a Global Learning Commons: ccLearn”, discussing the goals and problems facing open educational resources.  Link on

If you haven’t already done so, you should check out WikiEducator.

Drupal list for librarians

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There is a new ListServ for librarians called ‘DRUPAL4LIB’.

As the name implies, ‘DRUPAL4LIB’ is for those interested in Drupal, a popular open-source CMS, as it relates to libraries and librarians.

The idea is to have a forum to exchange ideas and advice, share experiences, and maybe even collaborate on a couple of projects that highlight the use of Drupal in a library context.


Send the command
‘SUBSCRIBE DRUPAL4LIB First_name Last_name’
in the body of an email to

Alternatively you can subscribe by selecting ‘Join or Leave the DRUPAL4LIB List’ from the DRUPAL4LIB Archives Page:

Everyone is welcome, whether beginner or pro!

(Via Kairosnews)