Learn about…

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

Read More

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

Read More

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…

Read More

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/

Read More

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.

Read More

Did you know you can easily check your Microsoft Office documents using built-in accessibility tools? Under:  File>Info>Check for Issues>Check Accessibility Microsoft will even help you fix accessibility issues!   Interested in learning more about accessibility? USG Accessibility tools and information: http://www.usg.edu/siteinfo/accessibility_tutorial/training Georgia Tech Accessibility Handbook: http://webmasters.gatech.edu/handbook/accessibility WebAIM: http://webaim.org/articles/

Read More

BB Express! The Basics – (Mary Clare DiGiacomo) Course Date: Oct. 29, 2015 Course Time: 2:00 PM Length: 1.50 hour(s) Location: Elberton 129 Course Description: A 90-minute warp-speed course to introduce adjuncts and faculty to Blackboard. We will learn basic navigation, how to add announcements and content, how to use mail, manage your roster, input attendance, create assessments, setup your grade book, and learn about a new Blackboard feature called the retention center. In addition, you will learn how to copy and backup courses. Intended Audience: Faculty and adjuncts  

Read More

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…

Read More

Some upcoming professional development from the CTL. Stay tuned for details about registration & more! Friday, 11/06 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday, 11/06 12-1 Tech Bits Free Online Apps/Software for Education Mary Clare/Robin/Natasha Friday,11/13 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,11/13 12-1 Tech Bits Studio Tour: Basics Natasha Friday,11/20 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,11/20 12-1 Tech Bits Flipping: Engagement and Interactivity in the Classroom Mary Clare Friday,12/04 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,12/04 12-1 Tech Bits Creative Commons Robin/Natasha Friday,12/11 9-12 Blackboard Open Lab Lori Friday,12/11 12-1 Tech Bits Photo Basics for Free : Apps, Editors & Tips Robin   Lori Gibbons

Read More

Are you ready to revise and remix, but uncertain about tools and techniques? Then this is the webinar for you. http://openoregon.org/events/event/adapting-and-authoring-oer-lessons-learned/ Central Oregon Community College librarian Michele DeSilva is a member of the 2015 Open Oregon special projects grant cohort. She is working with two writing faculty on developing an OER textbook for a technical writing course. The team worked through issues likely to arise for any OER adopters/adapters, including questions about platforms, accessibility, and attribution. In this webinar, Michele will discuss answers to these questions and other practical lessons learned while supporting faculty in their OER work. Join the session: Oct. 16, 2015 https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008418&password=M.00FA0F3D48C58152D470CA7471E2EE Call-in number: 571-392-7703 Participant PIN: 924 186 726 350 NOTE: We’re starting at 10am Pacific time! (Pacific time! 1 PM EST)

Read More