Red meat producers will have improved access to Meat & Livestock Australia resources with the launch of MLA’s Creative Commons webpage.
The Creative Commons licensing system provides globally recognised licences that allow users to print, use, share and build upon copyrighted material such as manuals, factsheets, online tools and videos.
The new MLA webpage will feature a collection of extension materials and tools that have Creative Commons licences and can be used free of charge.
MLA managing director Jason Strong said the new webpage was an important resource as MLA places a greater emphasis on adoption and extension across the red meat sector.
“Under the recently released MLA Strategic Plan 2025, MLA programs will have clear adoption and extension pathways helping to ensure red meat producers can successfully implement practical research and development solutions for their farm businesses,” Mr Strong said.
“Ensuring the full breadth of MLA knowledge, resources and tools is able to be easily used and shared across our industry is a critical component in delivering on our strategic objectives.
“These materials can be integrated into learning modules or coursework, used as part of advisory materials or embedded onto websites without cost to the user.”
Each item on the webpage has been assigned a specific licence outlining how it can be used.
Depending on the licence, materials on the site can either be shared, reproduced or used in new materials and in return, users are asked to attribute MLA when using the materials.
The materials can be used for a range of purposes, including embedding the tools and calculators on websites, creating workshop materials and creating course content for tertiary students.
To access MLA’s Creative Commons webpage, visit: www.mla.com.au/CC