Event Title

Searching for OER: Making your Open Educational Resources Discoverable

Location

Registrants will receive viewing information before the conference.

Start Date

3-6-2021 11:45 AM

End Date

3-6-2021 12:45 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Keywords

OERS digital metadata

Description

Is it possible to utilize your library’s catalog to identify open materials? In Fall 2019, the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton piloted their first Affordable Learning initiative, introducing faculty and students to Open Educational Resources (OER) with the goal of replacing traditional textbooks with OER or specifically licensed content in select courses. To fulfill this goal, the Library faculty and administration explored existing OER and determined how to promote and reward a stipend-granting initiative to teaching faculty at the University. This required close collaboration between the Technical Services department and the Research & Instruction Librarians. Participants will learn how the University of Scranton is leveraging its online catalog to improve the ability for faculty, staff, and students to locate resources within the current collection through the use of local notes and tags. Discussion will include the process of marketing open resources and the use of library resources to the campus community, researching options of different resource types to be utilized in the classroom (Open Textbooks, Open Access, DRM-free, and licensed content), organizing existing resources found on the internet, as well as the challenges associated with identifying resources in the Library’s current collection.

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Jun 3rd, 11:45 AM Jun 3rd, 12:45 PM

Searching for OER: Making your Open Educational Resources Discoverable

Registrants will receive viewing information before the conference.

Is it possible to utilize your library’s catalog to identify open materials? In Fall 2019, the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton piloted their first Affordable Learning initiative, introducing faculty and students to Open Educational Resources (OER) with the goal of replacing traditional textbooks with OER or specifically licensed content in select courses. To fulfill this goal, the Library faculty and administration explored existing OER and determined how to promote and reward a stipend-granting initiative to teaching faculty at the University. This required close collaboration between the Technical Services department and the Research & Instruction Librarians. Participants will learn how the University of Scranton is leveraging its online catalog to improve the ability for faculty, staff, and students to locate resources within the current collection through the use of local notes and tags. Discussion will include the process of marketing open resources and the use of library resources to the campus community, researching options of different resource types to be utilized in the classroom (Open Textbooks, Open Access, DRM-free, and licensed content), organizing existing resources found on the internet, as well as the challenges associated with identifying resources in the Library’s current collection.