Trust DR: Managing IPR in Digital Learning Materials
Managing IPR in Digital Learning Materials: A Development Pack for Institutional Repositories
Authors John Casey, Jackie Proven and David Dripps have prepared this online guide for use by respository managers and higher education professionals.
"The largest UK Higher Education funding council HEFCE issued guidance to the senior management of higher education institutions about IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) in e-learning. A key points was:
“Every HEI needs to establish a clear, preferably plain English, IPR policy and disseminate it widely across the organisation, including IT guidelines and codes of practice for staff and students.”
Intellectual Property Rights in E-learning Programmes: good practice for senior managers , HEFCE, 2006
The objective of this institutional development pack is to empower people to undertake this task and help them put in place the necessary supporting measures in their institutions. To do this we have been working across a very broad front that takes in educational factors, culture and organisational issues, technology, the law, the commercial environment and policy development. "