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    High Impact Instructional Librarianship

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    Contributors: Dow, Hovious, and Ptacek

    Publisher: EdTech Books

    License: CC BY

    The purpose of this new OER textbook titled High Impact Instructional Librarianship is to address what to teach and how to teach information literacy skills to library patrons of all ages and with many kinds of information needs. This OER is intended to facilitate and guide pre- and in-service librarians to know and use theory and models from many academic disciplines to inform practices, develop excellent instructional design skills, and express high confidence as instructional librarians no matter what position they hold in any library type.

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    Dublin Core Quick Start

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    Contributors: Mathesis, VandeKamp, and Bateman

    Publisher: University of Iowa

    License: CC BY

    This book is designed as a quick introduction to authoring metadata using basic elements from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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