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Wednesday, November 2 • 3:15pm - 3:40pm
Making it Easier -- or Adventures in Open Textbook Adaptation: Finding our way

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The great promise of OER is that they are customizable, but faculty are often stumped when they try to figure out how, in practice, to adapt an open resource. The Open Textbook Network (OTN) commissioned a working group to write a best practices document on overcoming the technical hurdles to adapting open textbooks. The group, hailing from five different institutions, consists of a library dean, two open education librarians, a former editor-in-chief of a university press, and a coordinator for statewide OER initiatives. Individuals have a variety of skills and abilities including current or past experience as production managers, multimedia editors, and digital publishing coordinators. Our presentation will summarize findings of the group, propose solutions to common technical stumbling blocks, and identify areas where further research and development are needed.

Presenters include Anita Walz, Cheryl Cuillier, Karen Lauritsen, Kathy Labadorf, Amy Hofer, Peter Potter, Annie Johnson, Richard Saunders 

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Cheryl Cuillier

OER Coordinator, UA Libraries
I'm the Summon Coordinator at the University of Arizona Libraries and led the project team that implemented Summon 2.0 in 2013-14. I also led the project team that evaluated various discovery products for the library. Within our Research & Learning Department, I coordinate the library's Open Educational Resource (OER) initiatives and serve as a liaison librarian for business and architecture.
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Amy Hofer

Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Serv, Open Oregon Educational Resources
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Kathy Labadorf

Reference, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UConn Library
Leading a burgeoning OER Initiative at UConn. Excited about the Social Justice elements of Open and Creative Commons licenses. Talk to me about Open Pedagogy and how to grow that initiative at a Research 1 University!
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Karen Lauritsen

Director of Publishing and Collections, Open Textbook Network
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Peter Potter

Director, Publishing Strategy, Virginia Tech
I'm looking for good ideas on how to develop and enhance library publishing workflow
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Anita Walz

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Virginia Tech
Anita Walz is the Open Education, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University Libraries, Virginia Tech. In this role, she leads library exploration and initiatives related to open education, OER, and online learning; she serves as a library liaison to the Legal studies, Economics, and Mathematics Departments at Virginia Tech and manages several active collaborations with the University’s learning technologies and... Read More →

Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 3:40pm

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