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SPEC Survey Webcast on Affordable Course Content and Open Educational Resources—Register by August 10

spec-kit-351-coverThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2016.

The next webcast in this series will cover the Affordable Course Content and Open Educational Resources (ACC/OER) survey (SPEC Kit 351), which investigates the degree to which ARL member institutions are systematically exploring affordable course content and OER support and development, the level of administrative support for these initiatives, the institutional stakeholders involved, and the role of the library in local and cross-institutional initiatives.

The Affordable Course Content and Open Educational Resources webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in March 2016. The survey authors will:

  • provide a snapshot of initiatives and strategies in support of affordable course content by ARL member libraries and their institutions;
  • show examples of noteworthy services and resources; and
  • discuss the future role of libraries supporting affordable course content in general and within the Association in particular.

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session. Read the freely available executive summary of the survey results in advance and have your questions ready.

Webcast Details and Registration

Title: Affordable Course Content and Open Educational Resources

Presenters: Anita Walz, Virginia Tech Libraries; Kristi Jensen, University of Minnesota Libraries; and Joseph A. Salem, Jr., Penn State University Libraries

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time: 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern daylight time

Cost: Free for 2016 SPEC Kit subscribers. $25 (USD) for all others.

Registration: Register online by Wednesday, August 10.


About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.

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