January 28, 2022

New Reference Resource: U.S. Federal Government Open Licensing Playbook

From the U.S. State Department:

The Global Education Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, a U.S. Department of State federal advisory committee, offers the Open Licensing Playbook to the U.S. Government following approval by the Advisory Committee. The Playbook is a tool for federal departments interested in developing grant-supported open licensing projects, especially for educational purposes.

The Open Licensing Playbook offers responses to federal grant-officers’ common questions, and highlights federal use cases. It is designed to support federal efforts to increase efficacy of grant funds, as well as opportunities for innovation and collaborative practices using federally-funded resources.

The Playbook also supports the federal commitment to expand access to educational resources through open licensing and technology as outlined in the 2016 U.S. National Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership. The Global Education Subcommittee resource reflects comments and input provided by federal grant-making entities and civil society.

Direct to Full Text: Federal Open Licensing Playbook (28 pages; PDF)


Source URL: https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/open_licensing_playbook_final.pdf

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.