7 Ways Librarians Can Participate in Open Access/Source/Education Communities

Over @ OEDB.org librarian and editor Ellyssa Kroski has created a list of how librarians can contribute to the cause of open access. These are:

  1. Self-Archive Your Work
  2. Donate Your Syllabi
  3. Archive Your Podcasts and Edu Resources
  4. Use a Creative Commons Attribution License
  5. Publish An Open Access Journal
  6. Make Your Applications and Modules Open Source
  7. Share Your Slides

I currently do #4, 6, and 7 and am working on #3 so that’s more than half so I think I’m doing well in this area. (I don’t write syllabi, so there’s no way I can do all seven.)

Read the full article on Open Education Database.

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Michael Sauers

Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

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