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ERIC Number: ED568401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 140
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 268
The Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem
Butcher, Neil; Hoosen, Sarah; Levey, Lisbeth; Moore, Derek
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The Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem examines how to use open licensing to promote quality learning resources for young children that are relevant and interesting. Research in early reading tends to focus on traditional publishing value and supply chains, without taking much consideration of new approaches and solutions emerging from the digitization of content and the impact of open licences. Production innovations considered include content creation models, storybook management and storage, and printing and distribution. all of which are evolving rapidly as new technologies are developed and applied. This paper also describes and assesses how major players in the early reader ecosystem impact on the production and utilization of quality resources. These include publishers, NGOs, libraries and literacy organizations, and donors. In addition, because cost models for open licensing any resource are different from commercial publishing, this report examines how open licensing and cost recovery can be effectively addressed in order to promote the long-term sustainability of local content creation, production, and utilization. Finally, this paper offers a detailed set of implications for early literacy content creation and utilization in low-income countries, which should underpin the development of creative ways to deliver books to young children. The following are appended: (1) List of interviewees; (2) Key components of early literacy; (3) Unpacking the components of the early literacy reader value network; (4) Demand and supply of early reading material; (5) Changes in the publishing industry; and (6) Examples of early literacy distribution initiatives.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; South Africa