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Read more about Making Open Educational Resources with and for PreK12: A Collaboration Toolkit for Higher Education

Making Open Educational Resources with and for PreK12: A Collaboration Toolkit for Higher Education

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Walz and Farley

Publisher: Virginia Tech Libraries

License: CC BY

Higher education and PreK12 are vastly different domains. As such, well-intended, collaborative efforts between higher education and PreK12 do not always result in creation of useful and reusable learning materials for PreK12 classrooms or effective, productive partnerships. Making Open Educational Resources with and for PreK12: A Collaboration Toolkit for Higher Education is a toolkit of instructional resources designed to support higher education personnel who wish to improve or build strong and generative collaborations between higher education and PreK12 educators. The toolkit aims to expand use and re-usability of PreK12-centric learning resources through informed practices regarding copyright, open-licensing, and accessibility and includes a variety of resources: videos, presentations, transcripts, activities, guides, assignments, and assessment tools.

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Read more about Finding Balance: Collaborative Workflows for Risk Management in Sharing Cultural Heritage Collections Online

Finding Balance: Collaborative Workflows for Risk Management in Sharing Cultural Heritage Collections Online

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Hintz, Kowalski, Quigley, and Bailey

Publisher: University of Kansas Libraries

License: CC BY-NC

Digitizing rare and unique historical documents so they can be shared online is mission-critical work for most cultural heritage institutions, but it can be difficult to complete this work, especially intellectual property rights management, at a scale that matches user demand. The authors of this open educational resource offer guidance for creating scalable, cross-functional workflows using a risk-management approach that increases efficiency and distributes responsibility for rights assessment work more equitably across stakeholders. It includes advice for navigating knowledge gaps, building an engaged team with the right skillsets, reimagining workflows, and rethinking traditional archival processing workflows to build capacity for rights analysis during arrangement and description. Each chapter includes a helpful exercise for implementing this guidance in your own institution.

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Read more about Contemporary Issues in Collection Management

Contemporary Issues in Collection Management

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Cameron, Chiovelli, Deschamps, Grande-Sherbert, Hakimizadeh, Ip, Komarnytska, Nowakowsky, Pei, Pope, Pouliot, Ramsey, Sieben, Trotter, Turnbull, Voy, Wang, Willauer, and McNally

Publisher: Open Education Alberta

License: CC BY-NC

This edited, openly licensed, textbook examines several different issues in collection management. Topics covered include physical vs. digital collections; the impact of BookTok on collections; challenges to 2SLGBTQ+ collections ; ebook licensing; ebook pricing; accessible collections for users with physical disabilities; accessible collections for users with invisible disabilities; "just in time"/demand-driven acquisitions; climate change and collections and research data collections.

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Read more about Peer Review: A Critical Primer and Practical Course

Peer Review: A Critical Primer and Practical Course

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Ford

Publisher: Portland State University Library

License: CC BY-SA

This book is a self-paced, open access training in peer review. In eight modules it asks readers to engage in a variety of activities to learn the who, what, why, and how of peer review. It is geared to library professionals, library school students, or other academic professionals who must understand and/or engage with the peer-review process.

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Read more about Power, Profit, and Privilege: Problematizing Scholarly Publishing

Power, Profit, and Privilege: Problematizing Scholarly Publishing

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Makula

Publisher: University of Kansas Libraries

License: CC BY-NC

This open course introduces students to the scholarly communications system — with particular emphasis on the scholarly journal publishing mechanism — wherein new information is created, evaluated, disseminated, and preserved.

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Read more about International Libraries: An Open Textbook

International Libraries: An Open Textbook

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Reed, Johnson, Severson, Green, Rubin, Windholz, Dehais, Taylor, Gilligan, Wong, Cernik, Davis, Gates, Quinn, Roberts, Wejchert, Lynch, Harrington, Duka, Montini, and Schaefer

Publisher: The University at Buffalo

License: CC BY-NC-SA

International Libraries: An Open Textbook is a reference sourcebook about the libraries and the field of librarianship in non-North American countries around the world. Each chapter in this volume includes a profile of a featured country’s variety of libraries, its library histories, its systems of library education, and its library practices, laws, and professional associations. Graduate students in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Information Science authored these chapters for the LIS 503: International Librarianship course during the summer term of 2019. The text was developed under the a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) as an open educational resource that can be adapted for future sections of the International Librarianship course or for similar courses offered in library and information programs at other institutions.

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Read more about Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge

Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Bonn, Bolick, and Cross

Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries

License: CC BY-NC

The intersection of scholarly communication librarianship and open education offers a unique opportunity to expand knowledge of scholarly communication topics in both education and practice. Open resources can address the gap in teaching timely and critical scholarly communication topics—copyright in teaching and research environments, academic publishing, emerging modes of scholarship, impact measurement—while increasing access to resources and equitable participation in education and scholarly communication.

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Read more about Beyond the Horizon: Broadening Our Understanding of OER Efficacy

Beyond the Horizon: Broadening Our Understanding of OER Efficacy

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Schilling

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

Beyond the Horizon: Broadening Our Understanding of OER Efficacy is a concise yet comprehensive resource designed to provide insight into the current state of research and reporting on Open Educational Resources (OER) efficacy. This guide explores existing frameworks, delves into key themes and gaps, and highlights emerging opportunities in the realm of OER efficacy.

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Read more about Making Ripples: A Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation

Making Ripples: A Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Schilling

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

Making Ripples: A Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation is a short resource designed to expand your understanding of inequities in the educational systems through breaking down the work into smaller pieces with opportunities for you to reflect, identify strategies for action, and locate resources and community members to connect with. The purpose of this guide is to explore strategies for you as OER creators to incorporate equitable practices into your workflows.

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Read more about Health Sciences Collection Development: An Overview of Fundamental Knowledge and Practices - 2nd Edition

Health Sciences Collection Development: An Overview of Fundamental Knowledge and Practices - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Gau and Kovar-Gough

Publisher: Virginia Commonwealth University

License: CC BY-NC

This work was created by members of the Medical Library Association’s Collection Development Caucus to provide librarians with key concepts about health sciences collection development. The chapters provide an overview of the responsibilities and tasks involved in the development and management of health sciences collections; it is recommended that readers refer to the references and further reading sections in each chapter for a more detailed look at each topic.

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