OER News & Updates

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    Blog Post, October 19, 2018

    October 21 is the start of Open Access Week, that time every year when we salute all things open access. This year, W&M Libraries is focusing on Open Education Resources (OER), which are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.

  • Blog Post, June 4, 2018

    When people meet me, they often ask what I do, and when I give them my title, Digital Scholarship Librarian, they are just as unclear on my job duties as before they asked.

  • Article, April 23, 2018

    Recently two W&M student organizations, Student Assembly (SA) and W&M Libraries Student Ambassadors, turned to the libraries to seek ways to address textbook affordability.

  • Article, November 20, 2017

    Faculty are invited to explore alternatives to traditional textbooks in a workshop hosted at Swem Library in December.

  • Article, October 25, 2017

    In honor of Open Access (OA) Week, W&M Libraries have released a collection of research guides within “scholarly communications” to help the W&M community learn more about these important topics.

  • Article, March 9, 2016

    The Student Assembly and W&M Libraries will be promoting open educational resources through campus-wide awareness efforts.

  • Article, October 19, 2015

    This fall Swem launched the university’s first pilot OER grants. Supported by the Provost’s Creative Adaptation Fund, the grants support the incorporation of open educational resources into courses for the 2015-16 academic year.

  • Article, April 23, 2015

    Swem Library will be hosting two information sessions for grant opportunities to support the incorporation of open educational resources into faculty courses for the 2015-16 academic year.

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    Article, October 21, 2012

    For the sixth year in a row, libraries are celebrating Open Access Week, being held October 22-28.