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**LIST OERs by Program or Topic: Attribution Best Practices

For works not having a creative common license, you may link to the work as part of "Fair Use", but do not download and upload to your blackboard content. For Creative Common licensed material, follow licensing allowances.

*Attribution always required for OER use.

Best Practices for Attributions

OpenWA.org​  provides this suggestion:

"Attribution Statements for Remixed OER Content" by openoregon, Open Oregon Educational Resources is licensed under CC BY 4.0

HOWEVER, Offline (print-out) should have URL for license visible:

Example

Col cc notice.jpg

Recommended Attribution for web content that may be printed: TTASLL+

Title with version,
Title URL,
Author,
Source,
License, License URL

For Accessibility Add This text is licensed to the public under the <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License</a>: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.


"Attribution Statements for Remixed OER Content" http://openoregon.org/attribution-statements-for-remixed-oer-content/ by openoregon, Open Oregon Educational Resources. This text is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.

HTML

<a href="http://openoregon.org/attribution-statements-for-remixed-oer-content/" target="_blank">&quot;Attribution Statements for Remixed OER Content&quot; </a><a href="http://openoregon.org/attribution-statements-for-remixed-oer-content/">http://openoregon.org/attribution-statements-for-remixed-oer-content/</a> by <a href="http://openoregon.org/author/openoregon/" target="_blank">openoregon</a>, <a href="http://openoregon.org/attribution-statements-for-remixed-oer-content/openoregon.org" target="_blank">Open Oregon Educational </a><a href="http://openoregon.org/attribution-statements-for-remixed-oer-content/openoregon.org" target="_blank">Resources</a>. This text is licensed to the public under the <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License</a>: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.</p>

Open.ed

Described image

Figure 4.3 ‘Copyright graffiti’ (opensource.com, https://www.flickr.com/ photos/ opensourceway/5537457973/ in/ photostream/, CC BY SA 2.0; based on original, https://www.flickr.com/ photos/horiavarlan/ 4273272605/)

TITLE Figure 4.3 ‘Copyright graffiti’
AUTHOR opensource.com
SOURCE https://www.flickr.com/ photos/ opensourceway/5537457973/ in/ photostream/
CC BY SA 2.0; based on original, https://www.flickr.com/ photos/horiavarlan/ 4273272605/
LICENSE CC BY SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Tools

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-fmcc-microeconomics/back-matter/attributions/

This give a nice example of attributions for OpenStax within another document

Attributions

Module: How Economies Can Be Organized: An Overview of Economic Systems
By: OpenStax College
URL: http://cnx.org/content/m48594/1.9/
Copyright: Rice University
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

ADAPTED CONTENT: BCcampus Open Education (opentextbc.ca)

Example of an attribution statement for adapted text

This chapter is an adaptation of Natural Disasters and Human Impacts (on Open Geography Education) by R. Adam Dastrup and Maura Hahnenberger, and is used under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 International license.

Example of an attribution statement for an adapted image

Figure 1.2
Dog by David Locke is used under a CC-BY 2.0 license. Modifications to this photo include cropping.

Helpful CC Links

Example of Beta Search Attribution (Upper right hand icon for html):

 Click image to go to original source.

"Black Cat and Narcissus" by Zhu Ling (Chinese, active ca. 1820–1850), China

Licensed under CC0 1.0

Original source via Metropolitan Museum of Art

A citizen's legal guide to using Creative Commons licenses

Additional Best Practices

  • With CC 4.0 licenses and newer, if the title of a work is not available or unknown, including the title in your attribution is not critically necessary, but best practices dictate including the title whenever possible
  • Make sure you go to the site you got the work from and say that you have used their work.  This is not only good karma, but creators often share their work under Creative Commons for precisely this reason, that it will be picked up and gain a broader audience through reuse and sharing.

Creative Commons Australia may have better attribution practices for long term

What to include when attributing a work

The same basic principles apply to providing attribution across all CC licences. When attributing a work under a CC licence you should:

  • Credit the creator; AUTHOR
  • Provide the title of the work; TITLE
  • Provide the URL where the work is hosted; SOURCE
  • Indicate the type of license it is available under and LICENSE
  • provide a link to the license (so others can find out the licence terms); URL of LICENSE
  • Keep intact any copyright notice associated with the work.  (C) by Source or Author

Version number and version URL for OER access is essential in Attributions because popular OER titles are mutating rapidly. Example of an OER textbooks of same title, different versions:

Current Clones of "Research Methods in Psychology" starting with the memorable sentence:  “Many people believe that women tend to talk more than men with some even suggesting that this difference has a biological basis”

1a) Research Methods in Psychology v. 1.0

https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_research-methods-in-psychology/index.html “Many people believe that women tend to talk more than men—with some even suggesting that this difference has a biological basis.”

1b) Research Methods in Psychology - 3rd American Edition https://opentext.wsu.edu/carriecuttler/part/chapter-1-the-science-of-psychology/ “Many people believe that women tend to talk more than men—with some even suggesting that this difference has a biological basis.”

2a)  Research Methods in Psychology Core Concepts and Skills FIRST CANADIAN EDITION

http://solr.bccampus.ca:8001/bcc/file/ef1500d5-fc15-4a36-8d1c-283bf01de2f2/1/research-methods-in-psychology-1st-cdn-ed.pdf “Many people believe that women tend to talk more than men—with some even suggesting that this difference has a biological basis.”

2 b)   Research Methods in Psychology 2nd Canadian Edition http://solr.bccampus.ca:8001/bcc/file/b58ffd04-ca71-4365-95e1-916f2105bd55/1/OTB027-03-research-methods-in-psychology-2nd-canadian-edition.pdf “Many people believe that women tend to talk more than men—with some even suggesting that this difference has a biological basis”

3) Research Methods for Psychology

Matthew J. C. Crump, Paul C. Price, Rajiv Jhangiani, I-Chant A. Chiang, Dana C. Leighton

2017-09-07  https://crumplab.github.io/ResearchMethods/  “Many people believe that women tend to talk more than men—with some even suggesting that this difference has a biological basis”

 

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