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Oer Snapshots, Matt Ruen, Amy Walz, Kevin Stranack 2017 Grand Valley State University

Oer Snapshots, Matt Ruen, Amy Walz, Kevin Stranack

Matt Ruen

Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts: Building Support for OER from Existing Services on Campus
Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University Libraries

At Grand Valley State University, the Libraries and several campus partners--including campus IT and offices that support faculty research and effective teaching--have come together to provide support for the creation and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) on our campus. But rather than developing brand new programs or asking for additional resources right at the start, we realized that each of our units already offers services that could support faculty creating and using OER. Through our OER ...


Classification Methods In Context At Theological Libraries: A Case Study, Chloe G. Noland 2017 San Jose State University

Classification Methods In Context At Theological Libraries: A Case Study, Chloe G. Noland

SLIS Student Research Journal

This case study explores issues of interoperability and shared collection management between two libraries – one community and one academic – located within the American Jewish University (AJU). AJU’s choice to use two separate classification systems, Library of Congress and Elazar, respectively, provides a necessary separation of academic and religious context, but limits record access between the two collections. Specifically, this study aims to answer the following core research question: is consolidation into one classification scheme both a realistic and helpful solution for increased interoperability? Examining the history, patron needs, and principles of arrangement in both systems provided further insights regarding ...


Structure And Significance, Tamarack Hockin 2017 San Jose State University

Structure And Significance, Tamarack Hockin

SLIS Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Editorial, Tim Gorichanaz 2017 Drexel University

Editorial, Tim Gorichanaz

Proceedings from the Document Academy

In response to the changing landscape of academic publishing, this special issue called for poetic engagements with questions of scholarly interest. In putting together this issue, we sought to showcase without evisceration the complex roles that documents play in human life.


Providing Access To Multimedia Collections In Digital Commons Institutional Repositories: Challenges, Opportunities, And Collaborations, Rachel Walton, Lee Dotson, Courtenay McLeland 2017 Rollins College

Providing Access To Multimedia Collections In Digital Commons Institutional Repositories: Challenges, Opportunities, And Collaborations, Rachel Walton, Lee Dotson, Courtenay Mcleland

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2017

Multimedia collections bring inherent challenges to any project and institutional repositories are no different. However, these presenters have found that by partnering with content creators and experimenting with a range of media and features, they were able to create attractive and user-friendly multimedia collections in Digital Commons. In this panel, three digital preservation professionals from different colleges in the state of Florida will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and collaborations involved in creating specific multimedia collections within each of their respective Digital Commons repositories. In addition to talking about their individual case studies, these presenters will touch upon valuable media enhancement ...


Developing New Streams Of Undergraduate Submissions, Debra J. Rodensky, Kadie J. Mullins, Wesley Lewis 2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Developing New Streams Of Undergraduate Submissions, Debra J. Rodensky, Kadie J. Mullins, Wesley Lewis

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2017

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has been successful in attracting faculty participation in Scholarly Commons, its institutional repository. Other than dissertations and theses, however, student submissions have been slow in coming, despite university priorities to support and disseminate undergraduate research. In early 2017, the scholarly communications staff at Hunt Library set out to change that picture. Energized by a Digital Commons webinar exploring approaches to highlighting undergraduate opportunities, they approached campus colleagues with a new venture – capturing the research experiences of students going abroad during the summer of 2017. The idea was enthusiastically embraced and within a short time, a partnership ...


Repository Additions, May 2017, Cedarville University 2017 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, May 2017, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For May 2017, Cedarville University 2017 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For May 2017, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Medical Libraries To The Rescue : Meeting Critical Institutional Goals, Anne Linton 2017 George Washington University

Medical Libraries To The Rescue : Meeting Critical Institutional Goals, Anne Linton

Himmelfarb Library Faculty Posters and Presentations

This presentation describes initiatives undertaken by Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library to raise the profile of the Health Sciences Research Commons repository.


How To Share Your Scholarship And Reach A Global Audience Using Scholarlycommons, Kenny Whitebloom 2017 University of Pennsylvania

How To Share Your Scholarship And Reach A Global Audience Using Scholarlycommons, Kenny Whitebloom

Kenny Whitebloom

This workshop will provide information for scholars, researchers, and early career faculty on how to share your work using ScholarlyCommons, Penn's open access institutional repository. Topics covered include publishing basics (eg., what is a postprint?), institutional repositories and open access, services provided to the Penn community by the ScholarlyCommons team, and more. Participants will leave this workshop with a clear understanding of what ScholarlyCommons is, how they can utilize it, and the ways in which they can ensure they're reaching the widest possible audience for their research.


Providing Access To Multimedia Collections In Digital Commons Institutional Repositories: Challenges, Opportunities, And Collaborations, Rachel Walton, Lee Dotson, Courtenay McLeland 2017 Rollins College

Providing Access To Multimedia Collections In Digital Commons Institutional Repositories: Challenges, Opportunities, And Collaborations, Rachel Walton, Lee Dotson, Courtenay Mcleland

Rachel Walton

Multimedia collections bring inherent challenges to any project and institutional repositories are no different. However, these presenters have found that by partnering with content creators and experimenting with a range of media and features, they were able to create attractive and user-friendly multimedia collections in Digital Commons. In this panel, three digital preservation professionals from different colleges in the state of Florida will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and collaborations involved in creating specific multimedia collections within each of their respective Digital Commons repositories. In addition to talking about their individual case studies, these presenters will touch upon valuable media enhancement ...


Author Rights, Open Access, And You!, Diana Symons, Jonathan D. Carlson 2017 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Author Rights, Open Access, And You!, Diana Symons, Jonathan D. Carlson

Library Lectures

Librarians present a session on author rights, copyright and permissions, and best practices for curating faculty members’ online presence, and talk about the benefits of making one’s work openly available on DigitalCommons@CSB/SJU.


Open Source Learning Materials For Introductory Chemistry Coursework In General, Organic And Biochemistry: Meeting Education Needs From High School To College, Patricia Flatt 2017 Western Oregon University

Open Source Learning Materials For Introductory Chemistry Coursework In General, Organic And Biochemistry: Meeting Education Needs From High School To College, Patricia Flatt

OER Symposium

This panel discussion will focus on the development and pilot implementation of an interactive, multimedia online OER resource for the 100-level General, Organic and Biological Chemistry course series. This OER project has been developed by a team of faculty and upper division undergraduate students. The panel will present their team approach to developing these resources and the software utilized to create video tutorials, interactive PDF files, and online quiz materials. Stumbling blocks and program challenges will also be presented.


Leveraging The Strengths Of Your Campus Bookstore, James Howard 2017 Oregon State University

Leveraging The Strengths Of Your Campus Bookstore, James Howard

OER Symposium

The HEOA of 2008 mandates that Universities list all course materials being assigned in a course prior to

registration. In a lot of cases the campus bookstore fulfills the University’s requirement for this provision. The Oregon HB 2871 also directs that OER material adopted for course be sent to the campus bookstore for student information and distribution purposes. Beyond just alerting students of OER adoptions for a course the campus bookstore can be an effective instrument in distributing OER material. Yes, your campus bookstore can distribute "FREE" material. The campus bookstore is often the information hub for all things ...


Pdxopen: Psu's Open Textbook Initiative, Karen Bjork 2017 Portland State University

Pdxopen: Psu's Open Textbook Initiative, Karen Bjork

OER Symposium

Open access textbook publishing initiatives not only provide libraries the opportunity to recast their longstanding mission to facilitate research and remove barriers to information they also impact student affordability efforts. How can a library build a program that will meet the needs of students, faculty, and administrators? The answer lies in collaboration and sharing.

In 2013, with the support of a Provost-backed initiative, Portland State University (PSU) Library developed an open textbook publishing program that works with faculty to create open textbooks specifically designed for a course. The publishing initiative, PDXOpen, has published 10 open textbooks with an additional 7 ...


Statistics: The Text For Student Success, Larry Shrewsbury 2017 Southern Oregon University

Statistics: The Text For Student Success, Larry Shrewsbury

OER Symposium

My session is for those looking for an open source textbook for Statistics (MTH 243). As a grant recipient the faculty from both Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College looked at several open source textbooks for our MTH 243 classes. We first looked at the very popular OpenStax Statistics, but the consensus was that it wasn’t as good as the textbook we’ve been using (Michael Sullivan’s Statistics, Informed Decisions using Data, 4th Edition). So we agreed to keep looking at more open source Statistics textbooks. We came across one that doesn’t seem to be very ...


Oer Initiatives In Oregon's Community Colleges, Amy R. Hofer 2017 Linn-Benton Community College

Oer Initiatives In Oregon's Community Colleges, Amy R. Hofer

OER Symposium

Join Open Oregon Educational Resources for an update on OER initiatives in Oregon's community colleges. This session will feature OER leaders from the colleges who will discuss efforts underway at different campuses. With over 250 OER adoptions, grant and training opportunities, and interest in zero-textbook-cost degree programs, Oregon's colleges are gathering momentum and saving students millions of dollars.


Human A&P: Collaborative Oer Adoption, Lindsay Biga 2017 Oregon State University

Human A&P: Collaborative Oer Adoption, Lindsay Biga

OER Symposium

Despite the availability of open source textbooks, few faculty have adopted OERs as primary course resources for several reasons. Faculty are dubious as to whether OERs are sufficiently rigorous academically and as extensively reviewed as traditional textbooks distributed by major publishers. Additionally, faculty note that many

scientific disciplines rely heavily on high quality, scientifically accurate figures, an area in which OERs pale in comparison to traditional textbooks. Further, OER ancillary materials are often inferior when available at all. But perhaps most importantly, faculty have not adopted OERs because they are basically satisfied with their current textbooks and lack the time ...


The Oer As Open Creative Act, Jenn Kepka 2017 Linn-Benton Community College

The Oer As Open Creative Act, Jenn Kepka

OER Symposium

This session will discuss ways that OER texts can be opened for student and colleague input, both as a way to encourage open pedagogy and as a way to increase the work's sustainability. The example used will be the 2017-2017 writing texts created for WR121 and WR122. We will also discuss the constructivist and connectivist value of creating educational resources that are adaptable by students and faculty. Attendees will be invited to brainstorm and then workshop their own materials during the session so that they leave with an action list of next steps to take in opening their own ...


The Benefits Of Oer In A University Arabic Course, Lina Gomaa 2017 Portland State University

The Benefits Of Oer In A University Arabic Course, Lina Gomaa

OER Symposium

I will share my experience writing and e-publishing my open textbook and using it in the classroom. It is the first Arabic textbook in the Open Textbook library at the University of Minnesota and Portland State University’s library website. The book has been downloaded over 300 times all over the world in a year and counting. In addition to the e-book, I will discuss my experience with mediaspace.pdx.edu in class teaching and the students’ reactions to incorporating it in teaching Arabic.


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