This session will show how librarians at Georgia Southern University collaborated with teaching faculty to adapt the LibGuides platform to host an OER textbook. Unlike document-based OER, this textbook includes an array of dynamic content that can be edited by the faculty in real time over multiple semesters. Given that hosting is integral to any OER project, this poster should be of interest to any academic library that is in the process of developing, or already engaged in providing, support for locally-hosted OER content. Participants will have an opportunity to review decisions that led to using LibGuides, the Pros & Cons of using the LibGuides platform, the end product, scholarly work evolving from this project, as well future plans.
Nikki Rech is a Research Services Librarian at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. As the liaison to the College of Science and Mathematics and the OER Librarian, she takes special interest in STEM education and making it accessible, more diverse, and engaging.
Jeff Mortimore serves as Discovery Services Librarian at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Jeff's current interests include the impact of library automation on the discovery-to-delivery process and its ramifications for scholarly communications practice.
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