OER

This Friday (12/4) at noon, we will talk about the challenges of copyright and how the web has changed copyright. We will also talk about Creative Commons, Fair Use and Public Domain and you’ll leave with a better understanding of copyright and how to use the wealth of content on the internet legally. You will also leave with searching tips and resources to help you find more content you can use. Don’t forget to sign up on the Intranet!  

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Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support Through years of collaboration with faculty and institutions, Lumen Learning has developed not only a growing catalog of road-tested courses designed using open educational resources, but also an engagement approach that helps institutions make a sustained impact with OER. This webinar shares how we develop OER courses and support institutions and faculty through the processes of course adoption, customization and continuous improvement. Gain insight into Lumen’s support model, pricing, and strategies we recommend to help students, faculty and institutions realize the full benefits of OER. When: Tuesday 10/27/2015, 11-12 ET/8-9 PT Presenter: Julie Curtis, VP Strategy & Communications, Lumen Learning Register: Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support   High Impact OER Courses: Accounting Due to the double-whammy of high commercial textbook costs and historically low passing rates, Accounting has been high on the OER wish-list for many institutions and faculty members. This webinar showcases Lumen’s new Financial Accounting and previews Managerial Accounting, the products of extensive collaboration and effort to improve the learning experience and student success in this foundational course sequence. Bring your questions about customizable OER course…

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Free OER webinar: —————————————— Curious about how OER initiatives through the repository can save students money? Please join us for a free webinar exploring how open access textbooks in Portland State’s PDXScholar saved thousands of dollars for students! Register below: Webinar: Inside an Open Educational Resource Initiative: PDX Open at Portland State University Date/time: Thursday, 11/5 at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085201177789281026   As the rising cost of textbooks continues to burden students, some libraries have begun to facilitate the creation and sharing of Open Educational Resources. At Portland State University, Digital Initiatives Coordinator Karen Bjork has worked with faculty on campus to publish five new open textbooks in their repository, PDXScholar, all as part of a Provost-backed initiative. The initiative aligns with their institutional mission of better serving the student body: in their first term of use, the open textbooks saved students nearly $24,000!   Over the course of the presentation, Karen will discuss the Provost’s initiative and how the library continues to work with faculty to create open resources. She’ll also go over some of the specific workflows they’ve used and provide best practices for those interested in working with their own faculty on OER.

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Webinar: Inside an Open Educational Resource Initiative: PDX Open at Portland State University Date/time: 11/5/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085201177789281026   Webinar: Closing the Gaps in Faculty Services: Repository Innovations at EIU Date/time: 12/3/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6594120146109300482   Webinar: Demystifying Data:  Five Easy Steps to Get Your Data Program Started Now Date/time: 12/10/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8503986137207388162 If  you are unable to attend any of these, please contact outreach@bepress.com and we’d be happy to follow up with a recording.  We hope you can join us!

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This is a great overview of creative commons. Need more help? Check out these great resources! Searching by rights: Searching by rights: Creative Commons search: http://search.creativecommons.org/ DPLA (all formats, some public domain): http://dp.la/ Internet archive (all formats; some public domain; can limit to rights via advanced searching, https://archive.org/advancedsearch.php ): http://archive.org ; Georgia related items http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/iadl_search.html Library of Congress (all formats; some works in public domain) : http://catalog.loc.gov/ Open Access library: http://www.oalib.com/ University of Montana list of public domain (books, manuscripts, music, maps, visual art) http://libguides.lib.umt.edu/content.php?pid=119432&sid=1042278

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Search collections by format Books CTL’s Evolving list https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lT13shffVXVqVODqm0crC5fHupRjtoypoaN5jZw1ILY/edit Affordable Learning Georgia http://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/find_textbooks/open_textbooks Amazon Kindle Public Domain books: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?node=154606011&p_15=public%20domain Georgia Download Destination : http://gadd.lib.overdrive.com/EC22239B-CAE9-4F57-AAF0-CA4160193BB5/10/50/en/PublicDomainCollection.htm Google books (some public domain) http://books.google.com/ ; to limit searching to public domain: http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search ; choose “Full view only” under Search.   HathiTrust http://www.hathitrust.org/ ; Georgia related publications from the HathiTrust : http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/hathidl_search.html OpenStax http://openstaxcollege.org Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/ Audio books Librivox, https://librivox.org/ Images & Film Library of Congress’s list of Public Domain film resources http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pubdomain.html New York Times Public Domain Archives http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Public_Domain_Images_from_the_New_York_Times Wikipedia Public Domain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources Wikimedia http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page ; New York Times public domain photographs  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Public_Domain_Images_from_the_New_York_Times Smithsonian Public Domain photographs (on Flickr) https://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian Music (licensed under creative commons) CCMixter http://ccmixter.org/ Jamendo https://www.jamendo.com/en/welcome Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/ Journals: DOAJ, Directory of Open Access Journals http://doaj.org/ Edx Wikipedia list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-access_journals

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It’s OpenAccess Week and here at Athens Technical College we are building a community of openness. You can read more about OER and our efforts to build a Community of Open below. CTL Curated Open Resources Presentations Free on the Internet (CTL Presentation; Professional Development Seminar) http://goo.gl/sXVXy5 Open Access White Paper http://goo.gl/x6tDgJ Open Education Resources http://goo.gl/KZ7Bex CTL Open Access Week 2014 Resources http://goo.gl/ncJFjS This document http://goo.gl/5HVfXq What is Open? Open focuses on free, unrestricted online access to content created by users (faculty, students, trainers, teachers, researchers, scientists, everybody!)  Open is an entire movement which includes Opensource software, Open Data, Open Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, and much more. Open content can be reused, shared, and often, modified. Although Public Domain content which has no copyright is often included in Open resources, copyright content is also included if it is licensed for use, such as under a Creative Commons license, which makes it easy to determine usage and citation policy (attribution). Examples may be educational (Open Educational Resources aka OER, like lesson plans and course content in OER Commons), research oriented (e.g., journals in the DOJA), images such as those shared via social media and licensed for sharing and reuse,   public…

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Are you unsure of what OER is? Confused about copyright? Check out this great tutorial from Algonquin College which covers the basics of OER, copyright, and more. http://www.algonquincollege.com/oer/course/ …and don’t forget to check out CTL’s resources related to OER! http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu/creating-a-community-of-open/

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Webinar: The Modern Repository: Aligning the Library with the University Mission Date/time: 10/20/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/518556441088694786 Library deans and directors continue to search for ways to align with the university’s strategic initiatives. For many, integrating with larger campus priorities is a necessary step to keep the library from falling into obsolescence. They’re wondering: – How can I prevent the library from being left out of important campus research and teaching initiatives? – How can we use scarce resources to serve so many different constituents with such different needs? – How do we make the transition from content gatekeepers to coaches and consultants? Successful libraries are already demonstrating how the IR is an essential part of campus infrastructure and an indispensable library service that affects institutional funding and visibility, research, and student learning and recruitment. Drawing from the Digital Commons community of over 400 institutions, the webinar shares data and examples of crucial IR services and their impact on all corners of campus: faculty, students, centers and departments, and the institution as a whole.

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In celebration of International Open Access Week and this year’s theme of “Open for Collaboration,” SPARC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library are co-hosting a global, virtual edit-a-thon for Open Access-related content on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the first source that many consult about Open Access and related topics.  Because of this, our community has an important interest in ensuring that Wikipedia has accurate, comprehensive coverage of Open Access in languages that make this information available to everyone around the world. Specifically, the edit-a-thon will aim to accomplish three goals during the week: to improve already existing Open Access-related pages, to create new content where it needs to be added, and to translate Open Access-related pages into languages where they don’t yet exist. You don’t need to be an expert Wikipedia editor to contribute.  In fact, you don’t need any editing experience at all!   All you need is an interest in Open Access and willingness to share your knowledge by adding it to an article or translating information into a new language.  Training for new editors will be provided as part of the event. A homepage for the Open Access Week Edit-a-thon has been setup on the Wikimedia website athttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/OA_week.  On this…

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