Sharing information literacy teaching materials openly: Experiences of the CoPILOT project Nancy Graham and Dr Jane Secker
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Presentation given by Nancy Graham Subject Advisor (Medicine), Library Services, Academic Services, University of Birmingham and Dr Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor, Centre for......

Presentation given by Nancy Graham Subject Advisor (Medicine), Library Services, Academic Services, University of Birmingham and Dr Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor, Centre for Learning Technology, Information Management and Technology, London School of Economics and Political Science at the ALISS 2013 summer conference

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  • 1. CoPILOT: sharing information literacy resources for researchers Nancy Graham (University of Birmingham) Dr Jane Secker (London School of Economics)
  • 2. Who are we? • Dr Jane Secker j.secker@lse.ac.uk ▫ Copyright & Digital Literacy Advisor at London School of Economics and Political Science ▫ Previous IL OER projects include JISC funded DELILA ▫ Editor of Journal of Information Literacy • Nancy Graham n.graham.1@bham.ac.uk ▫ Subject Librarian at University of Birmingham ▫ Chair of CILIP IL Group ▫ Previous IL RLO projects include BRUM, CaRILLO and DELILA
  • 3. What are OERs? • UNESCO definition: Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution.
  • 4. How do OERs fit in with other open stuff? • Complementary to Open Access, MOOCs and Research Data Management • All resources can sit within same platform (institutional repository) • Librarian has a role with all of these open educational trends • We can lead by example – share our own stuff!
  • 5. Why share Information Literacy resources? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_grey/4582294721/
  • 6. Background: DELILA • Developing Educators Learning and Information Literacies for Accreditation • Cross institutional project to adapt digital and IL resources to OER • Improved institutional repositories hosted material • Encouraged academics to share • Highlighted a range of challenges when sharing IL resources as OER • Project website: http://delilaopen.wordpress.com/
  • 7. Background: April 2012 survey • To gather information about librarians’ sharing of IL teaching material • April 2012 for one month • 101 responses from UK, Europe, US and beyond • Findings indicate closed sharing • Willingness to share openly but don’t know where to start • Available at http://delilaopen.wordpress.com/il-oer-survey/
  • 8. Survey findings
  • 9. Project CoPILOT: • Funded by JISC / HEA and aimed to develop a strategy to promote international sharing • Part of JISC/HEA UKOER Phase 3 Programme • 2 month timescale • Exploited UNESCO Knowledge Communities platform • Posted links to IL material • Discussions on OER and Creative Commons
  • 10. CoPILOT Committee • Established as a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group in December 2012 • Aim: to support UK librarians in sharing IL resources openly • Aims for 2013…… • Mailing list IL-OERS@jiscmail.ac.uk • Wiki: http://iloer.pbworks.com • Twitter: @CoPILOT2013
  • 11. Sharing research support materials • Key priority and new opportunity for academic libraries • Not a critical mass of resources in the area yet • Need for professional development for librarians – new roles, new skills • Building on existing librarian expertise
  • 12. Where and how to share? • Is it feasible to share ‘research support’ resources by uploading them to repositories such as Jorum, Merlot? • Should resources by organised by subject / institution / country / topic / level • Links or deposit?
  • 13. Progress so far • CoPILOT training event (more to follow) ▫ raising awareness about Creative Commons ▫ Advice about where to find existing materials • Slides available: http://www.slideshare.net/UKCoPILOT • Creating an online space to share • Encouraging and supporting the development of a community of practice
  • 14. Questions? • What type of IL resources are most useful? Slides, lesson plans, worksheets, reading lists? • How should IL resources be catalogued and organised? • Where should they be deposited or shared? • What role is there for institutional repositories? • What sort of training for research support librarians should CoPILOT be running?
  • 15. Get involved! • Join IL-OERS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK • Join us at Twitter: @CoPILOT2013 • Join our wiki: http://iloer.pbworks.com (note this site will eventually be replaced by our new online community with greater functionality)
  • 16. Research support OERs • MI512 Programme in LSE Learning Resources Online and in Jorum • RDMRose - http://rdmrose.group.shef.ac.uk/ • RILADS - http://rilads.wordpress.com/ • RIN Data management • DCC - http://www.dcc.ac.uk/training/rdm-librarians
  • 17. Further reading Appleyard, S. (2012) A Survey of sharing and reuse of Information Literacy resources across Higher Education Libraries in the United Kingdom. Aberdeen; Robert Gordon University. Boon, S., Bueno de la Fuente, G. & Robertson, J. (2012) The roles of librarians and information professionals in Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives. Bolton; CETIS. Available at: http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/OER-Libraries-Survey-Report.pdf Graham, N. & Secker, J. (2012) Librarians, information literacy and open educational resources: report of a survey. Available at: http://delilaopen.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/findingsharingoers_reportfinal1.pdf Secker, Jane (2012) Digital literacy support for researchers: the personalised approach. In: Priestner, Andy and Tilley, Elizabeth, (eds.) Personalising library services in higher education: the boutique approach. Ashgate, Farnham, UK, pp. 107-125. Available at: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45810/