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Barrier To Learning: Why We Can No Longer Afford High Textbook Prices, Victoria Koger, Linda Sizemore 2017 Eastern Kentucky University

Barrier To Learning: Why We Can No Longer Afford High Textbook Prices, Victoria Koger, Linda Sizemore

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The prohibitive costs of textbooks are affecting student success. We will start the session with an activity, then gauge audience experience on the issue before reviewing current research. The presenters will provide strategies on what libraries can and cannot do and facilitate discussion of proposed solutions and concerns about OER sources.


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.


Cc‐By: Is There Such A Thing As Too Open In Open Access?, LeEtta M. Schmidt, Kyle K. Courtney, Calvin Manning 2017 University of South Florida Tampa Library

Cc‐By: Is There Such A Thing As Too Open In Open Access?, Leetta M. Schmidt, Kyle K. Courtney, Calvin Manning

LeEtta M Schmidt

Support and demand for researchers to publish in open access (OA) journals has been growing steadily among funding agencies, research organizations, and institutions of higher education. The Wellcome Trust and the Research Councils UK OA policies have begun imposing more finite restrictions, like publishing only under CC‐BY licenses, on researchers. CC‐BY, or Creative Commons Attribution, is one of several, and the most open, of all creative commons licensing. It most closely embodies the definition of OA, as established by the Berlin Declaration and Bethesda Statement on Open Access, by allowing for the most reuse, including the unrestricted creation ...


Review Of "Dynamic Research Support For Academic Libraries", Steve Brantley 2017 Eastern Illinois University

Review Of "Dynamic Research Support For Academic Libraries", Steve Brantley

Steve Brantley

Review of DYNAMIC RESEARCH SUPPORT FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARIES. Hoffman, Starr, (Ed.) London: Facet Publishing, 2016, xxi+154pp., $63.00, 978-1-78330-049-5.    
Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries is a refreshingly inclusive collection of essays with the ambitious goal of broadening our perspectives as academic public service librarians, so that we may better serve a wide range of research needs. For several years the professional literature in librarianship has been preparing us for a shift away from traditional roles and services. This is right and proper since indeed this shift has taken place in the profession and few (if any) academic institutions ...


Multilingual Researchers And Reference Management Habits, Adam H. Lisbon 2017 University of Colorado Boulder

Multilingual Researchers And Reference Management Habits, Adam H. Lisbon

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Software is often developed with an implicit bias that people only speak one language, and that language should be English. Reference management software is no different. Scholars often have sources of information in multiple languages, and properly citing them creates a set of additional rules to remember and challenges for software to overcome to properly document the nature of the source materials. Different scholarly journals may have different expectations for how to format non-English sources. The demands can also vary based on the actual language of the source.

The use of reference management software is well documented, but the nature ...


Collaborators And Partners: Librarians And Digital Scholarship, Jennifer Snow, Marisol Ramos 2017 University of Connecticut

Collaborators And Partners: Librarians And Digital Scholarship, Jennifer Snow, Marisol Ramos

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Digital Scholarship is an important and growing field in which librarians embed themselves in scholarly projects, not just as providers of a service but as partners and collaborators throughout the life-cycle of research. Instead of acting as consultants on the periphery of the research process, librarians can be involved at every stage of the process. They bring valuable skills to the table in terms of technological expertise, subject and research knowledge, preservation considerations, and dissemination pathways. The University of Connecticut Library has consciously sought to grow its digital scholarship program and has undertaken several projects in the last couple of ...


Coming Soon To Acrl | Nec: A New Open Access Repository For Conference Proceedings And Other Materials, Lisa A. Palmer, Karin Heffernan, Laura Wilson, Alan Witt 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Coming Soon To Acrl | Nec: A New Open Access Repository For Conference Proceedings And Other Materials, Lisa A. Palmer, Karin Heffernan, Laura Wilson, Alan Witt

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

This poster describes a new open access repository being developed to store and disseminate digital materials arising from ACRL | NEC conferences and SIG events. Come learn more about the repository and how your ACRL | NEC group can participate.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


A Living Text: Rethinking Developmental Reading & Writing, Monique Babin, Carol Burnell, Sue Pesznecker 2017 Clackamas Community College

A Living Text: Rethinking Developmental Reading & Writing, Monique Babin, Carol Burnell, Sue Pesznecker

OER Symposium

Carol Burnell, Nicole Rosevear, Susan Pesznecker, and Monique Babin of Clackamas Community College (CCC), along with Jaime Wood of Portland State University, are currently developing an OER for CCC's developmental reading and writing courses, WRD-090 and -098. This project grew from a desire to create a resource that would evolve and grow along with the experience of the students and educators who use it. Their OER provides practical advice for reading and writing about college-level texts (books, articles, websites, visual texts, videos, and other multimedia). It guides students to work with these texts in different ways, according to the ...


Converting Calculus Oer Into A Multimedia Text, Alex Jordan, Carly Vollet 2017 Portland Community College

Converting Calculus Oer Into A Multimedia Text, Alex Jordan, Carly Vollet

OER Symposium

We have used MathBook XML software to convert two popular OERs for calculus into a multimedia format that

integrates online homework support. We'll demonstrate various features of the output, and the methods we use to edit these OERs. As time permits, we'll peek at some other OER projects that are using MathBook XML.

Our goal is to promote these two particular OERs and also the use of MathBook XML, which, in spite of its name, is an excellent tool for writing OER in all subjects. Potential attendees who are not particularly interested in mathematics may still be interested ...


Library Support Of Teaching And Learning, Rhonda K. Huisman 2017 Marian University - Indianapolis

Library Support Of Teaching And Learning, Rhonda K. Huisman

Faculty Con

Does the library play a part in your curriculum, instruction, assessment, or research? How would you describe information literacy, and what would you want your students to know or be able to apply? This presentation will look at how the library can support various aspects of your teaching, integrating information literacy through the ACRL Information Literacy Framework. Additionally, support for scholarly publishing and research assistance available for faculty and graduate students will be discussed.


The Academic Research Library And Science Education: A Roadmap For The Journey, Sue Ann Gardner 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Academic Research Library And Science Education: A Roadmap For The Journey, Sue Ann Gardner

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

Science libraries are integral to the process of science inquiry.

Science education is facilitated within science libraries.

The future of science libraries is predicated on librarians maintaining a meaningful relationship with those engaging in scholarship.

Science libraries need to combine traditional and emerging service models, provide access to a wide array of materials, incorporate appropriate technology, and offer ergonomic work spaces to promote effective learning.

The science commons includes varied work spaces which encourage innovation and creativity, facilitate situated and active learning, and promote communities of practice.

The National Science Education Standards definition of science inquiry includes the diverse ways ...


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