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Navigating OER: The library’s role in bringing OER to campus
I. Hess, Julia · Nann, Alejandra J. · Riddle, Kelly E.

PublishedMay 2016
JournalThe Serials Librarian
Volume 70, Issue 1-4, Pages 128 - 134

ABSTRACT
In 2014, three librarians at the University of San Diego came together to explore open educational resources (OER). Coming from both technical services and digital collections, we were well-versed in the economic challenges facing today’s libraries. In order to formulate the approach that would work best for our campus, we first had to educate ourselves on the past, present, and possible future of the Open Access movement. While traditionally Open Access has focused on serials, OER offer the opportunity to expand its benefits to other formats. This article examines opportunities and tensions surrounding OER, as well as highlighting major players on the OER landscape. Our efforts began with a focus group for faculty to assess their own knowledge of and opinions on OER. After establishing a stipend budget, we sent out a call for proposals to faculty who were interested in participating in the Copley OER Initiative.

Keywords customized textbooks · open access · Open Educational Resources · repositories · textbooks

ISSN1541-1095
RefereedYes
RightsCopyright © 2016 Informa UK Limited
DOI10.1080/0361526X.2016.1153326
Other informationThe Serials Librarian
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