What is attribution?
Just as you cite and provide references in your scholarship, attribution acknowledges the original creator. Each Creative Commons license requires attribution (CC BY), so that original authorship is given every time the work is used.
Be sure to add an attribution -
When adding an image to your OER Course Site (For example, a course site on the OpenLab).
When creating a course text that you are going to distribute under an open license
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By attributing the work:
The intellectual property rights of the author are preserved.
The provenance of the work is documented - this is fundamental to tracing the authority and relevance of your course materials.
Clear indication of exactly how the resource can be shared or customized based on the provisions of the Creative Commons (CC) license (for ex., Does the license allow commercial or non-commercial use?).
Any non-OER materials can be distinguished from CC licensed materials (Non-OERs might be library subscribed material or newspaper articles) so as not to confuse or misrepresent information to potential adopters.