Librarians & OER 2014
Live in the UK
89.4% of respondents have English as their first spoken language
25.3% respondents had worked as a librarian for more than 20 years
Botswana, South Africa, Italy, Lebanon, Czech Republic, Tanzania
Respondents have used OER
Top three challenges faced...
...when using OER:
Knowing where to find resources
Finding resources of a sufficiently high quality
Finding suitable subject-specific resources
Creative Commons Licensing
were aware of the CC logo and knew what it meant
had never seen the CC logo
had seen the CC logo but didn’t know what it meant
Perceptions of the OER Impact
LIBRARIANS BELIEVE THAT ...
Over 50% of respondents think that their institution benefits financially by using OER
60.8% of respondents who create OER do not measure the impact of the OER they create
what constitutes “measuring impact" ?
40.9% don't know if their Institution benefits financially by using OER
53.5 % Institutional Benefit
51.2% of respondents don’t know whether their students have saved money by using OER
37.7 % of respondents believe their students have saved money by using OER
Analytics & feedback
60.9% look at statistics/usage/analytics
26.1% Both analytics and feedback
What kinds of policies would help you to be more open?
“Recognition for the impact of OER’s we create … This might incentivise us to create resources which are more reusable and can be exploited by the wider academic community instead of everybody reinventing the wheel for their local users.”
“I don’t have much in the way of graphic or web design skills. If I did, I’d be more likely to make my own resources and share them.”
“It’s more about a cultural shift and a holistic approach – policies are limited.”
“If open licenses were mandated for all materials the college produces. If administrators were more understanding of licensing and open source. My institution is still in the habit of defaulting to expensive corporate products even when superior open ones are available.”
LACK OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN STARTUP COMMUNITIES
of librarians are more likely to select a particular resource if it had been created/uploaded by a reputable institution or person.
Many librarians are working in “silos”
These findings are preliminary. More granular examination is needed !
Eleni Zazani, 2014,
Data used from "Spreading the Word! Librarians and OER (OER14, April 2014)" http://www.slideshare.net/BeckPitt/spreading-the-word-34439744 part of a 2-year research project based at the Open University (UK). A collaboration between the @OER_Hub and @CoPILOT2013
Librarians and Open Educational Resources Infographic by Eleni Zazani is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://magic.piktochart.com/output/2446834-librarians-and-oer.