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The role of "open" in strategic library planning
Petrides, Lisa · Goger, Letha · Jimes, Cynthia

Alternate titleEPAA/AAPE
PublishedMarch 2016
Type of workSpecial Issue on Models of Open Education in Higher Education
JournalEducation Policy Analysis Archives
Volume 24, Issue 26, Pages 1-17
EditorsPetrides, Lisa and Jimes, Cynthia

Academic libraries are undergoing evolutionary change as emerging technologies and new philosophies about how information is created, distributed, and shared have disrupted traditional operations and services. Additionally, the population that the academic library serves is increasingly distributed due to distance learning opportunities and new models of teaching and learning. This article, the first in this special issue, suggests that in today’s increasingly networked and distributed information environment, the strategic integration of open curation and collection development practices can serve as a useful means for organizing and providing structure to the diverse mass of available digital information, so that individual users of the library have access to coherent contexts for meaningful engagement with that information. Building on insights from extant research and practice, this article proposes that colleges and universities recognize a more inclusive open access environment, including the integration of resources outside of those owned or created by the institution, and a shift toward policies that consider open access research and open educational resources as part of the library’s formal curatorial workflow and collection building. At the conclusion on this article, authors Lisa Petrides and Cynthia Jimes offer a commentary on the six remaining articles that comprise this special issue on Models of Open Education in Higher Education, discussing the significant role that “open” policy and practice play in shaping teaching, learning, and scholarship in the global context of higher education.

El papel de lo “abierto” en la planificación estratégica de las bibliotecas Resumen: Las bibliotecas universitarias están experimentando un cambio evolutivo en buena medida porque las tecnologías emergentes y las nuevas filosofías sobre cómo se crea la información, se distribuye y se comparte han alterado las operaciones y servicios tradicionales. Además, los grupos que una biblioteca académica atienden están cada vez más dispersos debido a las oportunidades de aprendizaje a distancia y los nuevos modelos de enseñanza y aprendizaje. En este artículo, el primero de este número especial, sostenemos que en un entorno donde la información esta cada vez más interconectada y distribuida, la integración estratégica de las prácticas de curación y desarrollo de colecciones abiertas puede servir como un medio útil para organizar y centralizar la masa dispersa y diversa de información digital disponible para mejorar las practicas de descubrimiento por parte de los usuarios a través de las bibliotecas académicas. Sobre la base de la investigación y prácticas existentes, este artículo propone que las universidades reconozcan un ambiente más inclusivo para el acceso abierto, incluyendo la integración de los recursos fuera de los que son propiedad o creados por la institución, y un cambio hacia políticas que tengan en cuenta la investigación de acceso abierto y recursos educativos abiertos como parte de los recursos formales en el flujo de trabajo y la recogida curatorial de la biblioteca. A la conclusión de este artículo, los autores Lisa Petrides y Cynthia Jimes ofrecen un comentario sobre los seis restantes artículos que componen este número especial sobre Modelos de Educación Abierta en la Educación Superior, discutiendo la importancia del papel que la política y prácticas "abiertas" tienen en la configuración de la enseñanza, el aprendizaje, y la investigación en el contexto global de la educación superior.

O papel do “aberto” no planejamento estratégico das bibliotecas Resumo: As bibliotecas universitárias estão passando por uma mudança evolutiva em grande parte porque as tecnologias emergentes e novas filosofias sobre como a informação é criada, distribuída e compartilhada alteraram as operações e serviços tradicionais. Além disso, grupos que frequentam uma biblioteca acadêmica estão cada vez mais dispersos por causa das oportunidades de aprendizagem à distância e novos modelos de ensino e aprendizagem. Neste artigo, o primeiro deste dossiê, argumentamos que, em um ambiente onde a informação é cada vez mais distribuída em rede e, integração estratégica de práticas de curadoría e desenvolvimento de coleções abertas pode servir como uma maneira útil para organizar e centralizar o corpo disperso e diversificado de informação digital disponível para melhorar as práticas de descoberta pelos usuários através de bibliotecas acadêmicas. Com base em pesquisas e práticas existentes, este artigo propõe que as universidades desenvolvam um ambiente mais inclusivo para o acesso aberto, incluindo a integração de recursos externos a aqueles possuídos ou criados pela instituição, e uma mudança na direção de políticas que
tomem em conta o acesso aberto e recursos educacionais abertos como parte dos recursos formais no fluxo de trabalho e a coleção curatorial da biblioteca. Na conclusão deste artigo, os autores Lisa Petrides e Cynthia Jimes oferecem um comentário sobre os seis artigos neste dossiê sobre os modelos de Educação Aberta no Ensino Superior, discutindo a importância do papel que a política e prática “aberta” têm na formação, ensino, aprendizagem e pesquisa no contexto global do ensino superior.

Keywords academic libraries · acceso abierto · acceso abierto a la investigación · acesso aberto · bibliotecas universitarias · collection development · curadoría · curation · desarrollo de colecciones · desenvolvimento de coleção · o acesso aberto à pesquisa · open access · open access research · Open Educational Resources (OER) · Recursos Educacionais Abertos (REA) · Recursos Educativos Abiertos (REA)

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