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Graham - Sharing information literacy resources globally: the opportunities and challenges of open education


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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: