The UT Libraries and COERLL are happy to announce an open educational resources (OER) workshop for instructors at UT. If you are interested in learning more about how you can incorporate OERs into your class, this would be a great place to get started. Title: Incorporating OER in Courses Description:… read more
Want to learn how to realize the full potential of your research data? Interested in developing new skills with Python, SQL, and Open Refine? Save the date for the August 2019 Data Carpentry workshop co-hosted by the UT Libraries and Texas Advanced Computing Center. The workshop is open to the… read more
Representatives from African Open Science Platform, AmeLICA, cOAlition S, OA2020, and SciELO met on May 1, 2019 during the Global Research Council meeting. The five initiatives came up with a joint statement on open access. This statement builds on previous OA statements and hopefully helps continue recent momentum around open… read more
The UT Libraries has created an infographic to help users understand what works are in the public domain in the United States. The work was inspired by this blog post and by the Copyright Information Center at Cornell University and their very helpful public domain chart.
The Center for Open Educational Resources in Language Learning (COERLL) has created a free resource called Introduction to OER for Language Teachers. This resource is designed to help language educators learn more about how to create and share their own open educational resources (OER). OER are educational resources that are… read more
Several of us at UT Austin organized an OER workshop for faculty on January 10, 2019. That workshop was structured around small group discussions. Those discussions were summarized and then questions and comments that came up during the workshop were addressed via the notes so that others could see conversations… read more
Check out our first Texas Data Repository Annual Report, which reports on UT-Austin’s activities in the consortium over the last two years since its launch. https://hdl.handle.net/2152/74154 Some highlights include: • Many upgrades to Dataverse: currently at version 4.9.4 (thanks TDL!!) • 77 dataverses (collections), 430 datasets, and nearly 7000 files.… read more
I’m happy to report that the Senate of College Councils (SCC) passed legislation (S.R. 1808) in support of UT Libraries’ Advocacy for Open Education Resources (OER). With this legislation, the SCC highlights the financial burden caused by high-cost textbooks and encourages the use of OER. OER are free online educational resources… read more
We’ve finally released the Texas ScholarWorks annual report from 2018. Highlights from the past year include: 54 new collections 6,021 new items added Upgrade to DSpace version 6.4 (thanks TDL!) Added over 200 digitized theses and dissertations Check out the report and some of the interesting research in TSW.
A consortium of Norwegian institutions has decided not to renew their Elsevier contract for 2019. They were trying to negotiate an agreement that would move from paying for subscriptions to paying for publishing articles open access (as required by 2024 by the Norwegian government). While there is no agreement for… read more