ACRL announces the publication of Open Educational Resources, compiled and authored by Mary Francis. The book is number 45 in ACRL’s CLIPP series (formerly called “CLIP Notes”) and focuses exclusively on the development and sustainability of open educational resource (OER) initiatives at colleges and small universities by collecting relevant survey data and process documents for the planning, funding, and management of OER initiatives at these institutions.
The College Library Information on Policy and Practice (CLIPP) publishing program, under the auspices of the College Libraries Section of ACRL, provides college and small university libraries analysis and examples of library practices and procedures.
In six sections—Introduction, Literature Review and Bibliography, Analysis and Discussion of Survey Results, Survey with Results, Resources from Survey Respondents, and Sample Documents—Open Educational Resources provides context for OER initiatives in college libraries along with insights and strategies for librarians who are new to the topic, part of an existing OER initiative, or looking to form a program at their institution.
The survey, both analyzed and included in its entirety, gathers information on OER and other affordable course content initiatives that are occurring at college libraries, exploring questions such as funding, how libraries are supporting OER on their campuses, and what additional services might be possible in their libraries. Finally, there’s a collection of resources and sample documents related to OER initiatives, including faculty stipend programs, process documents, and sustainability and planning guides.
Open Educational Resources is available for purchase in print through the ALA Online Store and Amazon.com; by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers; and as an open access edition.