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Marcia Keyser
  • Des Moines, IA
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Librarian Advocates

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.
Jan 3, 2011
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OpenTextbook Authors and Other Creators

A forum for presenting and discussing the benefits of open licensing to authors, illustrators, photographers, editors, and other creators of textbooks. Picture OKd for reuse by techntuit.pbworks.comSee More
Nov 16, 2010
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Jul 14, 2010

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Academic/Professional Biography
Academic Librarian since 1994 at Texas A&M-Kingsville ('94-'01) and at Drake University ('02-present). I teach "Information Literacy" and "Copyright Issues in the U.S." as well as serve as the coordinator for copyright services offered by my library.
How have you used open textbooks?
I have not found one suitable to my teaching needs - yet. I am currently writing a textbook about copyright issues for undergraduate students. In the future, I may write (or edit) one on Information Literacy.
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Which college, university, company, or organization?
Drake University
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Author, Instructor

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At 12:18am on July 22, 2010, Liz Yang Tadman said…
Hi Marcia,

We are very pleased to have you join us. Your view as a college instructor will give us additional insights into what open textbooks work in your environment and why. Please share your opinion and insights with this group.

Welcome to the networking space for College Open Textbooks. Feel free to browse, comment, seek help, and contribute in any way you like. Help us promote open textbooks! As a community, we are driving the awareness and adoption of open textbooks. You can visit the 'Groups' tab to expand your community.

College Open Textbooks has a list of links to over 450 open textbooks and other open learning content at Over 40 of these open textbooks have been peer-reviewed by community college educators. To see the reviews, go to

We also have some additional resources for you if you need them. Visit our website: and Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. There is a great FAQs section at which will start to answer any questions you might have about Open Textbooks.

Liz Yang Tadman
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