Open Access & Licences

The NDLR service is based on the delivery, development and support of open educational resources. To facilitate this, the NDLR now supports the use of Creative Commons (CC) Licenses and thus is aligned with the core principles of ccLearn2. The fundamental change to the usage of the NDLR is provided by the ‘open access’ to its resources via a new environment.

This means that anyone, anywhere may view and utilise the resources therein under the CC Licence permissions. Looking to the future, the NDLR OER Service should enable the collaborative development of resources across the education sector in Ireland and internationally, embracing partnerships with research and industry. To facilitate the cross walk from the pilot to the new service a number of pathways have been established.