Drew is a GAE institution, so we also have Google Sites available. Here is my practice site: https://sites.google.com/drew.edu/arbsitetest
Looking for Open Educational Resources? This looks like a very useful service from GMU:
The Mason OER Metafinder helps you find Open Educational Resources. Unlike other OER repositories (e.g, OER Commons, MERLOT, OpenStax, etc.) with our Metafinder you aren’t searching a database that we built. Many other sites already perform this important curation service and to be honest, we don’t have the time or staff to build or even maintain currency in that sort of database. Instead, our contribution to the progress of Open Education is to concentrate on OER discovery—helping you find current content wherever it resides–even if it’s a new OER title that just dropped earlier today.
The OER Metafinder performs a simultaneous search across 18 different sources of open educational materials. Because it is a real-time, federated search, it can take a bit longer than searches of pre-indexed, curated content; however, as compensation the results returned are absolutely up-to-the-minute for each search target. Additional results will continue to trickle in as the search continues running and you begin examining your results.
A distinct feature of the Mason OER Metafinder is the scope of our discovery service. We’re searching well-known OER repositories like OpenStax, OER Commons, MERLOT but also sites like HathiTrust, DPLA, Internet Archive and NYPL Digital Collections where valuable but often overlooked open educational materials may be found.
Our OER Metafinder is built using the Explorit Everywhere! software developed by Deep Web Technologies in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We use their software to provide a number of different metafinders for Mason researchers (e.g., our Sciences Metafinder is a quite popular example).
To keep up with the latest news about the Metafinder, follow @OerMason What are we searching?
- American Memory Project (Library of Congress)
- AMSER – Applied Math and Science Education Repository
- BC Campus:Open Ed
- College Open Textbooks
- Digital Public Library of America
- Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
- HathiTrust – Full View Available
- MIT OpenCourseware
- New York Public Library Digital Collections
- OER Commons
- OERs at Internet Archive
- Open Textbook Library
- OpenStax CNX
- Project Gutenberg
- World Digital Library
CommonsCon is an annual event organized by the Drew University Instructional Technology group in collaboration with the library and university faculty partners. In Kristen Turner‘s excellent opening session, “The Importance of Evidence in a Digital Age,” she challenged us to reflect on the implications of hypertext and networked information in developing an argument. Citing Toulmin, she reminded us that when using digital sources, the links out are part of the argument.
OPEN LEARNING: A Connectivist MOOC for Faculty Collaboratives
February 4-March 29 , 2018
At last week’s 2018 ELI Annual Meeting, I attended a session with Gardner Campbell, Stephanie Blackmun, Susan Erickson, and Steven Greenlaw reporting on Open Learning 2017. This project is part of Virginia’s AAC&U LEAP initiative, advancing (among other things) “the broader goals and ethos of the AAC&U Faculty Collaboratives project.” Participation is open to anyone and may of of special interest to faculty, librarians, and instructional technologists, Take a look and consider participating.
On Thursday, January 11, the Drew Library unveiled our new online presence. Updated to match the main Drew website design, the library website has also been reorganized to simplify access to library resources and services. Our gratitude to the nearly 100 Drew students, faculty and staff who participated in our user testing/survey of the draft site in November!
You’ll find all the Research Resources you are familiar with, such as the “Ask a Librarian Chat” – now on every page— the Library Catalog and Journals list, subject and course guides, along with special landing pages for Faculty, Caspersen Graduate Students, Theological School Students, and Alumni. We invite you to browse the special collections and exhibits online; we hope you’ll check out our improved News and Events listing too.
After a lengthy hiatus, Let’s Keep Talking is back online, thanks to the excellent services of Reclaim Hosting and the generosity and creativity of my new colleagues at Drew University. The rebuild is a work in progress, but stay tuned and watch this space for updates, observations, and reflections from the Drew Library, the Drew Domains project (thank you, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative.
With all best wishes,
Andrew Bonamici, University Librarian
abonamici [at] drew [dot] edu
UO Libraries Diversity Statement
The University of Oregon Libraries embraces diversity in all of its dimensions including, but not limited to, age, differences in ability, race, ethnicity, national origin or citizenship, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, and socio-economic class or status.
Our physical and virtual environments, programs, services, and collections support the work and pursuits of all University of Oregon staff members, faculty members, and students, as well as the community at large. In accord with the University Mission Statement’s references to diversity, we in the Libraries are committed to inclusion and non-discrimination; we recognize and celebrate the intrinsic value of each individual because we believe that a diverse community is a stronger community.
A number of individual staff, faculty, and administrators in the Libraries have prepared and signed the following open letter to the UO Community as a statement of professional philosophy and practice. Although the letter is not an official policy, we are publishing it on the Libraries’ diversity page as a reflection and affirmation of the UO Libraries’ Diversity Statement and of the UO’s institutional values of diversity, equity, and inclusion:
Big changes are coming to the UO Libraries website, catalog, and search systems. Current ETA for launch is Friday morning, June 20, 2014.
(Note to any library folks reading this — the LibrarySearch service is ExLibris Primo, managed consortially in the Orbis-Cascade shared ILS initiative. It replaces both Worldcat Local and our iii local catalog).
Here’s an intro from http://blogs.uoregon.edu/librarysearchnews/
Introducing UO LibrarySearch
Posted on June 2, 2014 by firstname.lastname@example.org
UO LibrarySearch creates a single discovery interface for our users that allows you to quickly find books, journal articles, media of all formats and digitized items. LibrarySearch includes the complete collections of the 37 Summit libraries, close to 9 million titles and growing, and more than 26 million other resources, primarily articles and digital documents and images. This new discovery interface unifies book, journal and article searching and allows both Summit borrowing and interlibrary loan from within a single interface.
In addition to providing access to a broad collection in a single search, UO LibrarySearch offers users the ability to create and save lists of items they find, email items, to create alerts to be notified of new materials on a topic, to export items to bibliographic management software, such as EndNote Online, and to format a citation in APA, MLA or Chicago/Turabian style.
The software used for UO LibrarySearch will be used by all 37 members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the Summit libraries. In addition to this change in discovering library resources, Alliance libraries are implementing shared software to manage the selection, purchase, processing, and circulation of materials. This is a big project that, when complete in December 2014, will allow Alliance libraries to build our collections as a single collection, more easily share services and resources, and exploit new technologies. Better management of our resources and creating efficiencies in processes will enable staff to focus on value added activities that will benefit our users and institutions.
– Sara Brownmiller
Looking forward to thoughtvectors.net aka Gardner Campbell ‘s cMOOC. More info and links to follow