The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
The Open Textbook Toolkit: Seeding successful partnerships for collaboration between academic libraries and university presses
Waller, Mira and Cross, William M.

PublishedOctober 2017
JournalJournal of Scholarly Publishing
Volume 49, Issue 1, Pages 53-65
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
Libraries and university presses coexist in a complex and increasingly consolidated scholarly communication ecosystem. Each brings different strengths, values, and viewpoints that can inform and enrich a joint project. In this paper we discuss potential barriers to and benefits of collaboration between academic libraries and university presses and introduce a case study of such a collaboration: the Open Textbook Toolkit. This project, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is currently investigating the components needed to support faculty in one discipline, psychology, who are considering adopting open educational resources. By leveraging both library and press expertise, the Toolkit represents one model for fruitful collaboration.

Keywords academic infrastructure · library–press collaboration · open access · open educational resource

ISSN1710-1166
RefereedYes
DOI10.3138/jsp.49.1.53
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar



AVAILABLE FILES
The Open Textbook Toolkit_ Seeding Successful Partnerships for Co.pdf · 202.2KB2 downloads



Viewed by 11 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

Leading campus OER initiatives through library–faculty collaboration
Goodsett, Mandi; Loomis, Barbara; Miles, Marsha
With the rising costs of tuition and textbooks, Open Educational Resources (OERs) are becoming increasingly important. The university library, in collaboration with faculty, is a natural leader of OER initiatives at ...
Match: collaboration; open access

The open textbook toolkit: Developing a new narrative for OER support
Waller, Mira; Cross, Will; Hayes, Erica
This paper focuses on IMLS-funded research we have done around the practices and needs of psychology instructors considering adopting or creating open educational resources (OER). Over the past year and a half, we have ...
Match: Waller, Mira; United States; North America

Development of OERs through international collaboration E-QUAL case study
Gupta, Parul
Development of Open Education Resources (OER) is similar to product development and it requires due attention to get the final product. Generally, the focus is laid on the final product and not on the process. However, ...
Match: collaboration

MyMOOCSpace: A cloud-based mobile system to support effective collaboration in higher education online courses
Ramírez-Donoso, Luis; Rojas-Riethmuller, Juan S.; Pérez-Sanagustín, Mar; Neyem, Andrés; Alario-Hoyos, Carlos
In recent years, institutions of higher education have been using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as an alternative to enhance and innovate traditional classroom practices. One of the approaches to this type of ...
Match: collaboration

Institutional collaboration on MOOCs in education—A literature review
Nortvig, Anne-Mette; Christiansen, René
This literature review seeks to outline the state of the art regarding collaboration between educational institutions on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) launched in Europe and in the US for the past 10 years. The ...
Match: collaboration

OER impact: Collaboration, evidence, synthesis
Farrow, Rob
The OER Research Hub (OERRH) project works collaboratively with open education initiatives around the world to examine the impact of open educational resources. In this paper I will outline methods for organizing and ...
Match: collaboration

Open Educational Resources: Cost, collaboration and consideration
Hamilton, Elizabeth
This paper attempts to examine the use of Open Educational Resources in both higher education and K-12 levels in the United States. Benefits of OER are explored, as are considerations education administrators must give ...
Match: collaboration; open access; United States; North America

Sustainability of open education through collaboration
de Langen, Frank
The definition of openness influenced the sustainability of business models of Open Education (OE). Yet, whether openness is defined as the free (re)usage of resources, or the free entry in courses, there always is a ...
Match: collaboration

OER models that build a culture of collaboration: A case exemplified by Curriki 2 open source – The solution
Kurshan, Barbara
This article explores the impact that Open Educational Resources (OER) can have on eliminating the “Education Divide.” Advances in information technologies have created unique opportunities for the free exchange and ...
Match: collaboration

The ascent of Open Access
Hook, Daniel W.; Hahnel, Mark; Calvert, Ian
This report is an analysis of the Open Access landscape since the turn of the millennium. It compares the leading countries for research outputs with those producing the most Open Access papers over a 16-year period, as ...
Match: collaboration; open access