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  • Overview Definition of Information Literacy Project team Background (BRUM, CaRILLO and DELILA) Survey Existing sites Project aims Community of practice Challenges Next steps
  • Brain storm for 5 minutes in pairs Is it always a good thing to share? Three reasons why it’s good Three problems or challenges sharing presents
  • Existing model requires people to upload material into a central repository. Looking at possibilities to ‘harvest’ content from a variety of sources around the world. We know there are lots of OER repositories e.g. Jorum, Merlot, Primo, OER Commons etc. Need to identify all the places that people currently use to share their OERs to join this up Is there some way we can build a collection of OERs about information literacy? Previous projects: BRUM, CaRILLO, previous LILAC symposium in 2008.
  • 1. Respondents share internally or send material directly to others via email 2. Don’t know how to share and don’t know enough about copyright issues NB – note how few were worried about others seeing their work 3. Would like to use LO repository although this one was split evenly So, what did we do next…
  • Just as the Committee was getting off the ground, the HEA called to see if we wanted to run a project. 2 months timescale to lead on from current work and DELILA project. Aim was to internationalise promotion of OER We used several mailing lists to promote project and ask for participation. We had already started working with UNESCO in 2012 on IL OER and therefore we utilised their WSIS platform for the project. We had 3 simple activities for participants, upload a link to resources, take part in discussions and show how you would re-use a resource.
  • Front page of IL community where our project was placed.
  • We were really lucky in meeting all our objectives in just over a month. Over 30 members from over 10 different countries Lots of discussions and resources posted We even had Amazon vouchers to give away as part of the budget. As JISC/HEA specified outputs we now have a report, case study and strategy. We also ran a post-project survey for participants on how they found using the WSIS platform and we’ve shared this with UNESCO
  • Held a CoPILOT day at Birmingham for further in-depth discussions with respondents and other interested librarians. We also knew from a previous symposium at LILAC that librarians really wanted a CoP to discuss and share ideas. The main aim/outcome of this meeting was to form a committee with clear remit to support, primarily but not exclusively, UK librarians in sharing their teaching resources. Now have 10 committee members. Mailing list has over 250 members from all over the world Wiki has several editors uploading useful links and sharing information. JISC Good Intentions report (2008) highlighted importance of CoP – same curricula encourages sharing Librarians in UK with interest in IL have LILAC and CSG-Information Literacy Group Other existing groups in US, Ireland etc. Use WSIS Knowledge Communities platform CoPILOT Committee provide support
  • What would be a suitable set of terms to describe information literacy globally? Could resources be organised by UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy Curriculum
  • Graham - Sharing information literacy resources globally: the opportunities and challenges of open education

    1. 1. CoPILOT: supporting librarians insharing their teaching materialinternationally. Nancy Graham (University of Birmingham) Dr Jane Secker (London School of Economics) LILAC 2013: University of Manchester
    2. 2. Outline of the symposium• Background - projects, surveys, committee• Questions for pairs/small groups• Questions for the panel• Actions for CoPILOT
    3. 3. Why share Information Literacy resources?
    4. 4. Project team• Dr Jane Secker • Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg ▫ Copyright & Digital Literacy ▫ Programme specialist Advisor at London School of (Communication and Information Economics and Political Science Sector) at UNESCO ▫ Previous IL OER projects include JISC funded DELILA• Nancy Graham ▫ Subject Librarian at University of Birmingham ▫ Previous IL RLO projects include BRUM, CaRILLO and DELILA
    5. 5. 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:
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. Survey findings
    8. 8. JISC/HEA Project CoPILOT: aims• Develop a strategy to promote international sharing• Part of JISC/HEA UKOER Phase 3 Programme• 2 month timescale• Exploited the UNESCO WSIS KC platform• Posted links to IL material• Discussions on OER and Creative Commons
    9. 9. Project CoPILOT: outcomes• 35 members from 14 countries worldwide• 19 links posted to English, Spanish, German and French IL resources• 53 discussion posts on 8 different topics• Report, case study and post-project survey• Strategy for sharing IL OERS now available
    10. 10. CoPILOT Committee• One day event at Birmingham• Several attendees formed committee• Kick off meeting November 2012• Aim: to support UK librarians in sharing openly• Mailing list• Wiki:• Twitter: @copilot2013
    11. 11. Where and how to share?• Is it feasible to share resources by uploading them to repositories such as Jorum, Merlot?• Should resources by organised by subject or by institution or by country?• Links or deposit?
    12. 12. How can we make this happen?• In pairs• Brainstorm on post-it notes
    13. 13. Questions for the panel• What are OERs and are there any specific issues associated with using CC licences?• What type of IL resources are most useful? Slides, lesson plans, worksheets, reading lists?• How should IL resources be catalogued and organised?• How can LILAC, IFLA and UNESCO support sharing?• Please ask us more…..
    14. 14. Get involved!• Join IL-OERS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK• Join the WSIS Knowledge Communities Information Literacy Community: http://www.wsis-• Join us at Twitter: @copilot2013• Join our wiki:
    15. 15. Further readingAppleyard, S. (2012) A Survey of sharing and reuse of Information Literacyresources across Higher Education Libraries in the United Kingdom.Aberdeen; Robert Gordon University.Graham, N. & Secker, J. (2012) Librarians, information literacy and openeducational resources: report of a survey. Available at:, S., Bueno de la Fuente, G. & Robertson, J. (2012) The roles oflibrarians and information professionals in Open Educational Resources(OER) initiatives. Bolton; CETIS. Available at: