Librarians have an opportunity to assist faculty and students in adoption and use of OER, or Open Educational Resources. Faculty and students present differing perspectives and responses to OER that may inhibit their use. Libraries are known for providing access to resources and educational training or workshops on the use of new technologies and existing or new resources. Libraries are also accustomed to providing proxied access to online resources, hosting repositories and developing policies for management, curation and collection of a wide array of materials and resources. By helping to develop and organize an OER initiative of any kind at their institution, libraries may be able to help create a viable and valuable OER program for the benefit of their faculty, students and other stakeholders at their institution.
Parker, Jeanette A.
"Open Education Resources and the Academic Library,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 64:
2, Article 13.
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