Open licensing

Understand open licensing, types of licenses, issues and challenges, the impact of open licensing and digitization of intellectual property, as well as different business models associated with open licensing.

If you are planning to translate a storybook from one language to another, then these recommendations are for you. They offer helpful ideas on how to ensure the final story in the new language is high quality. A high-quality translation is one that was not necessarily translated word-for-word, but that retains the meaning and sensibility of the original story in the new language.

Author
Lisa Treffry-Goatley
Dorcas Wepukhulu
The African Storybook Team
Naomi Mositsa
Room to Read
Publisher
Room to Read

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), through its Working Group on Books and Learning Materials (WGBLM), teamed up with the Global Book Alliance (GBA) to dialogue with African book industry stakeholders about publishing and use of materials in mother-tongue languages, and to come up with a way forward.

Author
Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
Global Book Alliance (GBA)
Publisher
Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)

Openly licensed resources are ‘free’ to access, but there are significant creation, adaptation, production, and use costs. The long-term sustainability of local-language publishing requires that these costs be met fairly, using financial models that will enable people to establish, grow, and maintain effective content creation organizations.

Author
Neil Butcher
Lisbeth Levey
Kirsty von Gogh
Publisher
Neil Butcher & Associates

Open Licensing and Publishing in Africa: What is open licensing and why is it topical to authors, publishers and illustrators? This presentation was created for the Association for the Development in Africa (ADEA) and Global Book Alliance Seminar on Open Licensing in Accra, Ghana on 2 September, 2018.

Author
Kirsty von Gogh
Publisher
Neil Butcher & Associates

With funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and as part of its work on the early literacy ecosystem and open licensing, Neil Butcher & Associates (NBA) convened a small workshop, which brought together key players in early literacy in Africa.

Author
Neil Butcher & Associates
Publisher
Neil Butcher & Associates

Pragmatic Approaches to Open Licensing: Is revenue generation possible? This presentation was created for the Association for the Development in Africa (ADEA) and Global Book Alliance Seminar on Open Licensing in Accra, Ghana on 2 September, 2018.

Author
Lisbeth Levey
Publisher
Early Literacy Resource Network