A collection is created when independent creative works are gathered and assembled into a collective whole. A reader or user would be able to identify individual works. Remember the smoothie analogy for adaptations? A collection is often likened to a TV Dinner, where the original creative works are kept separately even though together they create a new resource.
Attribution and licensing information must be included for the works you include in a collection. Users can identify individual works and must also be able to find the source and the Creative Commons license for them.
It is also possible that you as the collector/arranger have a separate copyright or CC license. However, this would cover only what you have brought to the collection, not the individual works that you have gathered. For example, the license would cover your specific arrangement of the works or an introduction/analysis that you may write.
As faculty, staff, and students at Palm Beach State College we are interested in how Creative Commons can be used and applied in an academic setting. As a librarian, I am especially interested in how information about Creative Commons is communicated through an academic community. Here is a collection of LibGuides from institutions of higher education in the United States that address Creative Commons and Copyright information. Take a look and see what is most helpful and interesting to you. As well, notice that attribution and licensing information is included with each work below. My own licensing information is included at the end and only applies to this paragraph and the arrangement of original works.
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|Oregon State University: Copyright and Fair Use||
"Copyright and Fair Use" by Oregon State University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
|UConn Library's LibGuides Standards and Best Practices — Creative Commons (CC)||
"UConn Library's LibGuides Standards and Best Practices---Creative Commons (CC)" by University of Connecticut is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
"Open Licensing with Creative Commons" by Andrée Rathemacher and the University of Rhode Island is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
|Copyright Crash Course: Creative Commons|
Unless otherwise noted, "Copyright and Creative Commons LibGuides: A Collection" by Danielle Campbell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.