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A Qualitative Study on the Digital Preservation of OER
Hare, Sarah and Sullivan, Madison

Published13 October 2020
JournalLibraries and the Academy
Volume 20, Issue 4, Pages 749-773
PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
Libraries continue to spearhead initiatives to incentivize instructors to adopt, adapt, and create open educational resources (OER). However, these programs often do not explicitly require educators to preserve the OER they create. Drawing on an analysis of semi-structured interviews with six experts, this article presents considerations for libraries interested in preserving OER and recommendations for OER librarians who are new to digital preservation. The study makes an argument for why and how libraries could begin to preserve OER. Future areas of investigation include better understanding how OER repositories preserve such resources and how consortia models can support this work.

Keywords open educational resources · library · digital preservation

Published atBaltimore
LanguageEnglish
ISSN1530-7131
RefereedYes
DOI10.1353/pla.2020.0036
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