This is such an exciting project with so much potential for creating OERs and engaging students that it is easy to forget about the routine and rather less exciting business of licensing and attribution. However, we have managed to tear ourselves away from the fun stuff and are getting on with sorting out the permissions issues which are still outstanding – we now have a lovely, friendly Spanish letter which we are sending to everyone who gave their testimonies explaining what we are doing and confirming that the permissions given when the data was collected still stand. We have also produced an attribution statement which explains the context in which the testimonies were given and their purpose, which is our way of doing justice to the stories that were told by people who wanted to share them with the wider community. It was interesting to meet others at a recent OER project meeting (26th March) who were taking a similar approach. These opportunities to share with other projects are very welcome as it is all too easy to become rather inward-looking, so getting outside the project is very helpful for keeping things in perspective.
And now back to the fun!