Collins Library Links: October 2016


October 2016

The “Open Report”
Ben Tucker,  Business and Economics Librarian, is spearheading our efforts to promote Open Access.  Contact Ben for more information on this important initiative:

Sound Ideas:
Did you know that in the past 30 days more than ten thousand documents have been downloaded!  That means individuals from all over the world are taking note of the scholarship Puget Sound is producing.  If you haven’t looked at Sound Ideas for a while, click here.  Check out the link to the top ten downloads and be sure to scroll down the page and view the map that shows where in the world individuals are accessing our scholarship.

Wednesday at 4
A Wednesday at 4 panel on OER is scheduled for October 5. Open Education Resources (OER) are playing an increasingly significant role in the higher education landscape. OER hold the promise of providing flexible, high quality, revisable, remixable, learning materials, and of reducing the financial burden to students. Please join Rob Beezer (Math), Rob Hutchinson (Music), John Hanson (Chemistry), and Ben Tucker (Library) for a conversation about their experiences with OER.

Learn More About OER from Nicole Allen from SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
We are hosting a discussion of Open Education Resources with Nicole Allen, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Director of Open Education Oct. 7, 2-3 pm, Library 020. Ms.. Allen is an internationally recognized expert and leading voice in the movement for open education. Starting during her own days as a student at the University of Puget Sound, she has worked tirelessly to elevate the issue of college textbook costs and access to education into the public spotlight and to advance openness as a solution in both policy and practice.

Congratulations to Rob Beezer:  Rob received a grant to support OER textbook platforms and informs us that about twenty textbooks using his authoring system are under development.

Lever Press:

Don’t forget the Library is a founding member of the Lever Press.  Think about submitting proposals to this innovative new press that supports Open Access.

Interesting Reading:

Open Access:

Fair Use & Image Rights:

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