OHIO OER Authors Confabulation Hour – OHIO University Libraries

OHIO OER Authors Confabulation Hour

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Ohio University Libraries and the Ohio University Press are seeking to discover how we can best support the efforts of OHIO instructors in the creation of Open Educational Resources (OERs).  Please consider attending one of these casual discussion sessions to share your concerns, ideas, questions, experiences, and frustrations about creating and adapting OERs.

Some of the issues we anticipate touching on include:

  • Considerations when deciding whether to publish open or with a conventional publisher
  • Implications on promotion and tenure when selecting your publishing pathway
  • Intellectual property considerations and Creative Commons licenses
  • Creation vs. customization
  • Supplementary classroom materials vs. textbooks
  • Existing support tools and resources

Bring your lunch and join your colleagues in an exploratory discussion of issues related to authorship and publishing in the emerging open access environment.  You don’t need to have a project in mind or in motion.  This event is for anyone interested in discussing and learning more about the differences between publishing course materials using an open access license versus with a conventional publisher.

Librarians and Press staff will be on hand to share what we know about the changing publishing landscape, but primarily to listen in order to improve our understanding of the needs, priorities, and challenges faced by faculty authors.

Two discussion sessions are offered with the hope that you can join us for one.  

Wednesday, March 7, 12:00 – 1:00 PM or Thursday, March 22, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Both events take place in Alden Library Room 323.

Registration is requested.

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