Be the Change You Want to See-One Year in to Open Ed

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Be the Change You Want to See-One Year in to Open Ed

  1. 1. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE—ONE YEAR INTO OPEN ED SARAH FAYE COHEN CAL POLY, SAN LUIS OBISPO
  2. 2. ONE YEAR AGO…. Highlights from Open Ed 2012 in Vancouver • Gardener Campbell—”That is not what we meant, that is not it at all.” • John Willinsky—”If we don’t change students’ expectations, we won’t see changes.” • Nicole Allen—”Textbook affordability is a barrier to student success.” • Dave Ernst—”Understanding the barriers faculty face and acting on them.”
  3. 3. WHERE ARE THE LIBRARIANS? HOW CAN LIBRARIES SUPPORT OPEN EDUCATION?
  4. 4. THIS PRESENTATION: • What one (my) library is doing. • What role do libraries have to play in Open? • Why aren’t they playing them?
  5. 5. GARDENER CAMPBELL, “IT IS NOT ABOUT BEING OPEN BUT OPENING” WH A T O N E L I B R A R Y I S D O I N G A Y E A R T O T H E D A Y
  6. 6. OPEN ACCESS TO TEXTBOOKS FOR STUDENTS
  7. 7. OATS: WHAT IT IS AND IS NOT • It Is: • • • • Based on 50 most circulating textbooks in Course Reserves Additional course support materials Library Use Only; Findable from the library catalog Unmediated (not “on reserve”); Honor-dependent • It Is Not… • …necessarily adopted textbooks • …necessarily open textbooks (though they are there!) • Where We’re Headed: • “Finding” open textbooks for students via our website and catalog • Student driven growth of the collection (Textbook-drive) • So What? • A focus on course materials rather than research materials • Student exposure to Open Textbooks
  8. 8. A NEW POSITION: OPEN EDUCATION LIBRARIAN Core responsibilities: • Spearhead our efforts around affordable learning solutions, open textbooks, open educational resources, and collaborate on open access issues. • Strategize and advocate for OER dissemination & adoption • Liaison to School of Education • Developing relationships across the faculty, including the library faculty, to promote adoption • Creating workshops and trainings • Merging OER and library content
  9. 9. SIPX • A web-based, copyright and digital document delivery service • Point faculty to library-subscribed content, open content, and (then) copyrighted content including the cost of that content • • • • Offering faculty new ways to identify content Raising awareness of copyright costs among faculty Providing access to course materials digitally Bringing issues of affordability to faculty’s attention
  10. 10. CAMPUS AWARENESS AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS OPEN Student Survey • Student Library Advisory Council Annual Survey • Emphasis on: • • • • • • OATS Reserves Course Packs Textbooks Identifying Barriers Articulating habits Faculty Survey • ITHAKA survey • Faculty attitudes, perceptions, habits around library use and library collections, research, scholarship, publishing, teaching. • Writing a module on “open” -- open data, open access, open textbooks.
  11. 11. EXPLORING PARTNERSHIPS • Local Partners: • Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology • Cal Poly’s Bookstore • Cal Poly’s Student Association • Regional Partners: • CSU Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) • MERLOT • California Community Colleges, Univ. of California • Open Textbook Catalog @ Univ. of Minnesota • Other Libraries • Temple, UMass Amherst • Collaborations on incentivizing adoption with their CTLs • University of Michigan’s Open.Michigan
  12. 12. IS THAT LIST BIG ENOUGH? A G A I N , WH E R E A R E L I B R A R I E S ?
  13. 13. A LENS INTO LIBRARIES • Underlying structural and organizational concerns • Open is a “disruptive” innovation • Libraries’ capacity for change http://www.flickr.com/photos/acornsarebitter/12436 491/
  14. 14. ORGANIZATIONAL AND STRUCTURAL CONCERNS • How does Open fit into what libraries already do? • • • • • • • • • • Scholarly Communication Institutional Repositories Information Literacy Curriculum Instruction and Outreach Access Services Interlibrary Loan Reserves Collection Development and Collections Management Electronic Resources Management Cataloging, Indexing, Metadata
  15. 15. A CRITIQUE • OER is not easy to find • “What do you want to do—catalog the web?” • Libraries make things “findable” • A lack of understanding of this essential and core function • Who does, and is going to do, the work associated with making this new kind of content “findable”? • Metadata schemes aligned with library systems • How do publishers compare? • Example: E-book cataloging is still a pain but at least records are provided
  16. 16. OPEN IS “DISRUPTIVE” TO LIBRARIES
  17. 17. LIBRARIES RISK THEIR “STAMP OF APPROVAL” • OER and authority, reliability, sustainability. • Flatworld Knowledge • “Soft” funding • Information Literacy & Instruction • Teaching critical thinking skills in order to use publishers’ products. • Relationships • Publishers • Licensing • Libraries’ as a portal to paid for products • Metrics • The fundamental metric of libraries was based on what they owned (licensed, subscribed to, lent, borrowed). http://www.flickr.com/photos/mempix/81525561 33/
  18. 18. LIBRARIES AREN’T STRANGERS TO CHANGE http://www.flickr.com/photos/vblibrary/4993073773/
  19. 19. HOW CAN WE MEANINGFULLY COLLABORATE WITH LIBRARIES? • Organizing information and making it accessible • Indexing, cataloging, metadata—it’s not the open web, it’s quality content that needs integration • Leverage libraries’ work thus far • • • • David W. Lewis (Sept. 2012), “The Inevitability of Open Access” Institutional repositories Directory of Open Access Journals; Sherpa/RoMEO Commons builders: Hathi Trust, Open Library, DPLA • Demonstrating Value • Megan Oakleaf (2010) “The Value of Academic Libraries” • Communicating in a variety of languages • A trusted resource and bridge to faculty • Information habits of users, especially students
  20. 20. AN OPPORTUNITY— AN OPENING http://www.flickr.com/photos/thereisnophoto/3655675969/
  21. 21. THANK YOU! SFCOHEN@CALPOLY.EDU @THESHECK

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