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Tuesday, October 18 • 11:45am - 12:25pm
OER Discovery: Ensuring OER Rise to the Top

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Librarians and instructors are collaborating to create a wealth of OER, but what about ensuring the discoverability of these resources? Absent clear standards and practices for sharing OER, how should we spend our effort making OER discoverable, both regionally and globally?

To complicate matters, the majority of OER work traditionally has been handled by public services librarians outside of any technical services department within libraries. Without consistent collaboration and communication between these two entities, the Discoverability of OER materials is often limited to a list of links on a libguide or other website.

Panelists from Georgia Southern University and Affordable Learning Georgia will address these questions and complications in the context of both institutional and statewide OER initiatives. We'll highlight some of the main barriers to discoverability, and suggest some possible paths forward with specific examples derived from our own work.

Participants will be invited to contribute to the conversation through the use of Mentimeter, and also invited to brainstorm how we can all work together to increase the visibility of these valuable resources.

--Bothmann, B. (2020). A Recommendation for Core Metadata Elements for Use in OER Repositories.

By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand multiple challenges to ensuring the discoverability of OER materials for faculty and students
  • Evaluate at least two sets of current standards that will provide guidelines in providing strong metadata for OER materials
  • Gain both consortial and institutional perspectives which will help to guide decisions about the discoverability of OER at their institution, consortium, or state system

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Jeff Gallant

Program Director, Affordable Learning Georgia, University System of Georgia
Jeff Gallant is the Program Director of Affordable Learning Georgia, an initiative of the University System of Georgia (USG) intended to promote student success and foster educational equity through supporting the adoption, adaptation, and creation of affordable and open educational... Read More →
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Jeff Mortimore

Discovery Services Librarian, Georgia Southern University
Jeff Mortimore serves as Discovery Services Librarian at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Jeff's current interests include the impact of library automation on the discovery-to-delivery process and its ramifications for scholarly communications practice.
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Rebecca Hunnicutt

Collections Management librarian, Georgia Southern University
Rebecca Hunnicutt is the Collections Management Librarian at the Zach S. Henderson Library on the Statesboro campus of Georgia Southern University.  Rebecca leads the cataloging team in her department and has worked as both a public and technical services librarian, so understands... Read More →
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Beth Burnett

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Georgia Southern University
Beth Burnett is the Institutional Repository Librarian for the Georgia Southern University Libraries. Beth joined the repository team in 2020 and oversees Digital Commons@Georgia Southern, the University's open-access online repository. Prior to that, she served in various technical... Read More →

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Tuesday October 18, 2022 11:45am - 12:25pm EDT
Room C
  40min (live), Discussion (Recorded)