Over the course of 2016, the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the U.S. Department of State are working with federal program officers, policymakers, and civil society representatives to build an Open Licensing Playbook. The Playbook will provide information on how agencies can effectively use open licensing requirements and draw upon existing OER to advance their public missions and better serve citizens. The Playbook aims to answer common questions on the institutional use of OER and on open licensing requirements for grants, such as (a) how and where to best retain resources once produced, (b) how to encourage grantees to use existing openly-licensed materials, and (c) how to provide support to grantees who are developing openly-licensed materials for the first time, among other issues. In addition to providing recommended approaches, the playbook will also highlight case studies from across the federal government. The draft Playbook will be released in the third quarter of 2016. The final product will carry an open license and may be applicable for other governments and institutions.
This presentation will introduce the content of the Playbook and cover some of the lessons learned from its development.