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Open Textbooks provide opportunities for librarians to assist others in open-resource literacy, to select, organize, and evaluate open textbooks and other open resources, and to continue a long culture of sharing on a global scale.

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What can we do? 6 Replies

Shall we explore some ideas for advocating and promoting open textbooks and open educational resources in general to ourfacultystudentslifelong learners?Here at HCC we've added a heading for Open…Continue

Started by Angela K. Secrest. Last reply by Jacky Hood Sep 29, 2013.

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Comment by Una Daly on October 1, 2013 at 9:29am

Thanks for sharing that Steve -- the Community College Consortium for OER has a webinar tomorrow (Oct 2, noon Pacific) focused on how Libraries are Leading the Way.  Please join us and share with colleagues:

Comment by steven bell on October 1, 2013 at 9:22am

I think there are a number of academic libraries that are developing projects that encourage faculty to eliminate textbooks in favor of other options.

We have such a program at Temple University -

They have a similar project at UMass Amherst.

One thing the librarian community can do is to move away from putting textbooks on reserve - which just encourages faculty to believe that students who can't afford textbooks have an option for using them at the library - but how many students does it really help.

Comment by Jacky Hood on April 27, 2011 at 6:23am
CCCConfer brought this CNN story to our attention:
Librarians, Masters of the Info Universe
Comment by Jacky Hood on April 19, 2011 at 8:36pm

Connexions has a module called Copyright for Librarians that was recently updated. Topics include:

# Copyright and the public domain: an introduction
# The international framework
# The Scope of Copyright Law
# Rights, Exceptions, and Limitations
# Managing Rights
# Creative approaches and alternatives
# Enforcement

Comment by Rebecca Hedreen on October 26, 2010 at 5:31am
Special Open Access issue of the New Review of Academic Librarianship
Comment by Una Daly on October 11, 2010 at 10:47am
Check out this article on "Libraries and the Future of OER" to be presented at the upcoming Open Education 2010 Conference.
Comment by Barbara Oldham on June 2, 2010 at 5:49pm
HI all! Let's Advocate!

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