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Libraries of the Future: An Australian Research Library Perspective
Following the development of the University of Melbourne's new scholarly information strategy in 2008 the Library has been reinvigorated. The presentation will cover new Library initiatives to advance the university’s ...
The Canadian Census: All You Wanted to Know and Were Afraid to Ask!
Doug Kariel, Head, Technical Services & Systems, and Peggy Lynn MacIsaac, Reference Services Librarian, Library Services, will provide an overview of Canadian Census data, differentiating between what is available to the ...
What a librarian can bring to your open online course development team.
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OERu: Blending more affordable education futures
The OER university (OERu) is an international collaboration of universities, polytechnics and community colleges from five continents using open education approaches to provide more affordable education for all students ...
Why think about culture in remix?
Remix is touted as one of the most important practices within the field of open educational resources (OER). But remixing is still not mainstream practice in education and the barriers and limitations to remix are not well ...
Libraries, OERs, and Open Access
Athabasca University (AU) and Athabasca University Library have a long history in supporting and promoting Open Access. AU was the first university in Canada to adopt an Open Access Research Policy and has led many other ...
What are MOOCs doing to the Open Education?
Higher education is now entering its second year of MOOC hype. The stream of almost daily pronouncements of additional universities joining existing MOOC providers, new funding, new MOOC offerings, and new reports continues ...
Cost Savings and User Perceptions of OER
The high cost of textbooks is of concern not only to college students but also to society as a whole. Open textbooks promise the same educational benefits as traditional textbooks; however, their efficacy remains largely ...
Planes, Trains and Tour Buses: Libraries in Unexpected Places
Destination travel readers are those who seek reading material while at or en route to their destination. There is a growing trend of hotel and tour operators offering books on loan to their guests. This has meant that ...
Open Educational Resources
The production, licensing, use and re-use of learning objects accessible through open access distribution will be the focus of this presentation. Noted author and scholar Dr. Rory McGreal will share his knowledge of the ...