The Development & Implementation of an Intellectual Property Policy using Open Access Principles

Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
Dr Robin Day, Chair Open Education Resource Foundation

Keywords: Student Voice, Institutional Strategy, National Policy, Student Co-creation, Open Licensing, Open Textbooks

This case study outlines the development and implementation of an open access Intellectual Property Policy highlighting the importance of engagement with key stakeholders including staff and students in the development of a policy framework that reflects their intellectual capital and enables them to make decisions about how their intellectual property should be treated with support from the institution. The policy framework also provides a framework for the institution that ensures open access to information through the use of a creative commons attribution.