Creative Commons Awarded $450,000 From Arcadia Fund to Support Open Access Publishing
Creative Commons is pleased to announce a grant award in the amount of $450,000 over 3 years from the Arcadia Fund, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.
Creative Commons will use funds from Arcadia to develop tools that complement the current CC license suite and empower authors to retain or regain their right to publish so they can make their scholarly and academic works available for public use.
Building on the success of the current CC licenses — now with nearly 1 billion licenses in use across over 9 million websites — Creative Commons is enthusiastic about developing tools that can be used by authors who “write to be read” but face all too common barriers to making their research openly available. These resources will be developed for global use, taking into account country-specific copyright laws, customs, and language. Once in widespread use, these tools are expected to increase the number of articles and publications that are available for broad public use.
See Also: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Awarded $4 Million Grant From Arcadia Fund For Digitization and Access Projects (September 23, 2015)
See Also: Review Other Arcadia Fund Grants
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