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  • Defining OER-Enabled Pedagogy | Wiley | The International Review of Research in Open and…


    From Wiley and Hilton via The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning: "The term “open pedagogy” has been used in a variety of different ways over the past several decades. In recent years, its use has also become associated with Open Educational Resources (OER). The wide range of competing definitions of open pedagogy,…

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  • Department of Education awards pilot OER grant to UC Davis open textbook project |…


    From Mark Lieberman via Inside Digital Learning: "The federal government will award the entire $4.9 million of the first round of its OER funding pilot to a STEM-focused open textbook project out of the University of California, Davis, the Department of Education confirmed this week to “Inside Digital Learning.” The terms of the grant required applicants to…

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  • U.S. Congress Renews $5 Million Open Textbook Pilot For Second Year - SPARC


    From Nicole Allen via SPARC: "Today, the U.S. Congress reaffirmed the national role of “open” in the path to college affordability by renewing the $5 million federal Open Textbook Pilot for another year. Contained in the broader Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act of 2019, the program answers a…

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  • ‘Sokal Squared’: Is Huge Publishing Hoax ‘Hilarious and Delightful’ or an Ugly Example of…


    From Alexander C. Kafka via the Chronicle of Higher Education: "James A. Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian, the academics who carried out a publishing hoax that targeted scholarly journals. Reactions to an elaborate academic-journal hoax, dubbed "Sokal Squared" by one observer, came fast and furious on Wednesday. Some scholars applauded the hoax for unmasking…

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  • Securing community-controlled infrastructure: SPARC’s plan of action | Joseph | College & Research Libraries…


    From Heather Joseph via College & Research Libraries News (with thanks to The Idealis) "Late last year, the news of Elsevier’s acquisition of bepress, the provider of the popular Digital Commons repository platform, sent a shockwave throughout the library community. Hundreds of institutions that use Digital Commons to support their open access repositories quite literally woke…

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  • View of An Analysis of Academic Libraries’ Participation in 21st Century Library Trends |…


    From Catalano et al: Abstract: Objective – As academic libraries evolve to meet the changing needs of students in the digital age, the emphasis has shifted from the physical book collection to a suite of services incorporating innovations in teaching, technology, and social media, among others. Based on trends identified by the Association of College…

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  • Towards Open Access Self Archiving Policies: A Case Study of COAR | LIBER Quarterly


    From Roy et al: Abstract: This paper examines Open Access (OA) self archiving policies of different Open Access Repositories (OARs) affiliated to COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) as partner institutes. The process of scrutiny includes three major activities – selection of databases to consult; comparison and evaluation of Open Access policies of repositories listed…

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  • The state and evolution of Gold Open Access: A country level analysis | STI…


    From Wang et al via the STI 2018 Conference proceedings: Abstract: The newly released refine option of Open Access on the Web of Science platform makes it possible to analyze the article-level OA content across the whole Web of Science database, including more than sixty million documents. In this study, employing the OA filter option…

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  • Project MUSE: 300 “HTML5″ Open Access Books Now Available on the Redesigned MUSE Platform…


    From Gary Price via Library Journal Info Docket" Nearly 300 open access (OA) books are now available from Project MUSE, the highly-acclaimed online collection of humanities and social science scholarship, on a newly designed platform that represents a major step forward in OA publishing in these fields. The books will be delivered in a highly-discoverable…

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  • Links to Presentations and Posters From the 10th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing…


    From Gary Price via Library Journal Info Docket: "The 10th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (#COASP10) concludes today in Vienna, Austria. We’ve been posting links to presentations and posters as we have learned about them. We plan to continue to update this post. Please bookmark and stop by again." Read more here: Source: Links to Presentations…

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Registration for 11/5 PALSave workshop with Open Textbook Network – PALSave: PALNI Affordable Learning

Registration is now open for the in-person PALSave workshop with expert representatives from the Open Textbook Network. It will be held Monday, November 5, 9 am-4 pm, at Indiana Wesleyan University North. Our speakers will cover: Developing successful programs on your campus Strategies for addressing common challenges Tools & resources Faculty workshop preview and logistics Full agenda here.... Read more »