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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 


Cheryl (Cuillier) Casey

Open Education Librarian, University of Arizona
I lead the Libraries' open educational resource (OER) initiatives.
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Amy Hofer

Statewide Open Education Program Director, Open Oregon Educational Resources
Amy Hofer, Statewide Open Education Program Director, is the OER librarian for Oregon's 24 community colleges and universities. You can visit the Open Oregon Educational Resources website at openoregon.org. By night she is a fiddler and square dance caller.
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Kathy Labadorf

Info Literacy, Open Ed Resources&Social Sci Lib, 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!

Karen Lauritsen

Publishing Director, Open Education Network
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Peter Potter

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

Asst Dir of Open Ed and Scholarly Comm Librarian, Virginia Tech
Anita Walz is the Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech. She works with faculty, administrators, and staff on local, state, national and international levels to inspire faculty to choose, adapt, and create learning resources which... Read More →

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