OER @ TDL
Texas Digital Library is expanding our services to include support for Open Educational Resources (OER). Driven by initiatives to increase the adoption of OER from across our consortium of academic libraries, TDL is responding to the needs of our members as well as the needs of Texas higher education students to meet their scholarly and financial challenges.
Below are some of the ways TDL members will benefit from our OER Support.
TDL OER Ambassadors
TDL’s OER Ambassadors will serve to develop a Community of Practice around OER and a source of expertise for all consortium members. Only OTN Summer Institute attendees within the TDL membership will be able to join the group at this time.
In order to be eligible, applicants must commit to serving the consortium as an OER Ambassador for a minimum of two years. View our OER Ambassadors page for more information at https://www.tdl.org/oer-support/oer-ambassadors/.
Open Textbook Network Membership
The Open Textbook Network (OTN) is an alliance of higher education institutions committed to improving access, affordability, and academic success through the use of open textbooks. OTN focuses on training libraries and faculty to build capacity for Open Textbook programs.
All current and future Regular and Consortial Members of Texas Digital Library are automatically included in the membership at no additional service cost.
Learn more about the benefits of OTN membership for TDL members at https://www.tdl.org/oer-support/otn/.
Discounted Pressbooks Membership
Pressbooks is an online book/document formatting system that you can use to create books that are accessible on all platforms: in print and digital, including all smartphones, tablets, e-reader devices, and computers. Pressbooks enables anyone to produce professional, platform-agnostic outputs of books in multiple formats: PDF (print and digital) | WEB | EPUB | MOBI | ODT| XML | WXR| XHTML.
All current and future regular members of TDL can save 30% on PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold book production networks. [MORE]
Getting Started with OER Webinars
Texas Digital Library, in collaboration with our members and partners presents a webinar series highlighting practical steps to getting started with OER. Join your colleagues in sharing practical approaches for implementing OER on your campus. Each webinar in the series will feature presentations from academic librarians working with OER throughout Texas.
All the webinars in this series are free and open to anyone who is interested. [MORE]
Connect with the Texas OER Community
Don’t miss out on updates regarding OER trainings, events, and other important opportunities for engaging with Texas’ higher education OER community. Join the Texas OER Community for Higher Education Google Group to stay up-to-date on all things OER in Texas higher ed. Just go to https://groups.google.com/d/forum/texas-oer-community-he and click “Apply to join.” More information about joining a Google group is available here.
If you have questions about TDL’s support for OER or are interested in becoming an institutional member of TDL, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.