The library’s role in making textbooks affordable for students
Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)
Textbooks costs continue to increase for students. Join ACRL, Choice, and Springer Nature for a lively webinar to gain insights into the ways librarians are actively working with faculty and teaching staff to promote the selection of licensed textbooks and other eBook types when planning courses and choosing materials.
Springer Nature is a leading STM and HSS publisher. Learn how Springer Nature eTextbooks, reference works, brief, and other book types found in Springer Nature’s ebook subject collections make high-value teaching resources available to students and academics. Institutional access to textbooks can save students hundreds of dollars, and because they are DRM free, students don’t have to worry about restrictions on downloads, printing, or saving.
Speaker(s): Liz King
Liz King has recently joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Libraries as Associate Director, Library Information Services, where she oversees daily operations of the Technical Services Department. Liz is looking forward to working on ongoing and new initiatives at Rensselaer Libraries. Of particular interest is the continued development of an information literacy strategy for the Rensselaer Libraries using both existing and new resources and partnerships. Liz is also an Adjunct, Associate Professor for the Business, Government, and Technical Communications Department at a very large community college. Prior to joining Rensselaer Libraries, Liz was a Research, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian at an emerging research university in Texas. When she’s not doing library-related things, Liz enjoys hiking and camping in the nearby Adirondack Mountains.
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National #GoOpen Summit
REGISTER NOW: Registration for the National #GoOpen Summit: Leading with Pedagogy is open. The conference is being held on November 7-8, 2019 in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/WFZae2tOYz#OER #opened #highered
— OER Digest (@OERdigest) October 18, 2019
The University Library is hosting its 3rd Open Access Week events from Monday October 21st – Friday October 25th . All events will take place in the University Library, MC 218.
Monday October 21st, 1 pm – 2 pm: Open Access Publishing
We will facilitate a discussion panel about open access publishing / open textbooks / OERs on this day. Based on your experience with open access publishing, creating open textbooks or OERs, we invite you to participate in the discussion.
Wednesday October 23rd, 10 am – 11 am: Creative Commons 101
Know “the code” to re-use, remix, and communicate with others how you would like your works to be used.
Thursday October 24th, 2 pm – 3 pm: The Repository, Opendora, and Beyond
What is the best platform for your work? Learn about the different OA publishing options.
A discussion on Reddit:
about the ALA petition: https://ebooksforall.org/
Tell Macmillan Publishers that you demand #eBooksForAll
short link to this blog entry: http://bit.ly/esummit2019oer
Open Community: OER Collaboration and Support, 8/1/19, MN Summit on Learning and Technology
Thursday, August 1, 11:30 AM Central Time. We stream our discussion live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InforMediaServices/
Rachel Wexelbaum, Assoc Prof, University Library, St Cloud State University email@example.com
Plamen Miltenoff, Professor, InforMedia Services, St Cloud State University firstname.lastname@example.org
Aura Lippincott, Instructional Designer, Western Connecticut State University email@example.com
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/my/oercollab
Tweet about our session with the hashtag: #oercollab. Please backchannel with us on Twitter: #mnsummit2019
Discussion / activity topics:
|Define open pedagogy and apply its principles to a classroom scenario in one’s discipline||Discuss communication
or project management strategies to make OER
|Identify communities that support OER discovery, development and dissemination on local, state, national or international levels|
On Friday, June 14, 10 AM local time, librarians from the New Bulgarian University, https://nbu.bg/en, http://old.bas.bg/bulgarian-academy-of-science
met to discuss the idea of OER and the setup of such services
Posted by InforMedia Services on Friday, June 14, 2019
The Serials Librarian is currently seeking manuscripts on a rolling basis for the 2019 volume year.
The Serials Librarian is an international journal covering scholarly communications and all aspects of the serials and continuing resources management lifecycle. We publish case studies, reports, research papers, theoretical or speculative pieces, and a select number of columns.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Scholarly communication issues (institutional repositories, copyright, publishing, citation studies, etc.)
- New models for library-publisher commerce beyond “the big deal”
- Procedural innovations in processing, organizing, assessing, and/or promoting e-resources
- Metadata and discovery of serials and e-resources
- Migration and implementation of systems such as ERM’s, discovery products, data visualization tools, etc., including ideas related to staffing workflows
- Open access, whether “green,” “gold,” “diamond,” “platinum,” or hybrid
- Peer review and the future of the journal gatekeeping function
- End-user ease of access and usability
- Collaborative projects related to collection development
- Accessibility and diversity in resource management
- Theoretical or speculative pieces addressing issues within the scope of the journal (e.g., does RDA adequately adjudicate concerns about serials title changes?)
- The evolution of recurring issues in the field (e.g., the history of copyright and legislation devised to prevent “piracy”)
Please note that we are also interested in finding interesting content for our existing set of columns and that proposals for an entirely new column are welcome. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the journal’s ScholarOne website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/WSER
Questions or other requests can be sent to the journal’s editors, Sharon Dyas-Correia and Courtney McAllister, at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about The Serials Librarian, including complete submission instructions, please visit the journal’s webpage: www.tandfonline.com/WSER