The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), together with the Dutch consortium of university libraries and the National library of The Netherlands (UKB) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO), has published a handy guide on licensing scientific publications and teaching materials.
Creative Commons licences
Most publishers will ask you to choose a Creative Commons (CC) licence when publishing your work open access. Research funders are also increasingly stipulating which CC licence has to be used. This is to ensure that the research they fund is reused as widely as possible.
But, what are these licences and are they different from copyright? Which one should you choose for your paper or book and which one for your teaching materials?
About the guide
The guide aims to help researchers answering these and other questions through short clear-cut chapters and frequently asked questions. You can download the guide here: