OPEN TEXTBOOK RESEARCH PROCESS
1. Lew assigns team leader to the request
2. Team leader/designee creates libguide but does not contact/send it to faculty member
3. Team leader sends it to Meg Shields for a) review/editing and b) forwarding to librarians and/or team leaders for research
4. Librarians and/or team leader send research findings back to Meg for review
5. Meg forwards research info and edited libguide back to team leader and George
6. George reviews and approves research content and any library purchases
7. Upon approval from George, team leader sends completed libguide and research links to faculty member (with a cc: to Mehmed Ali)
Kristen Splaine. Kristen.Joyce@gmail.com
Linda Ernick. Lernick@yahoo.com
Dennis Berthiaume. Dennis_Berthiaume@uml.edu
http://affordablelearninggeorgia.org/ - is out of Georgia who is leading the way on Open Access textbooks in academia. They have a ton we can use.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/online-textbooks/ - is out of MIT and we can use their content as well.
http://cnx.org/ (I think you have this one already)
MERLOT (more than just textbooks)
Two Processes re: OER Research
I. Open Educational Resources (OERs) -- Process for Researching and Working with Faculty
Once a team leader identifies OERs for faculty, he/she will create a word/excel doc listing. He/she will not imbed the info in the respective libguide. Once compiled, the team leader will:
II. Open Educational Resources (OERs) -- Process for Working with George Hart on OER Research
At times, a team leader may have "hit a wall" and have difficulty finding resources for a particular subject area. When that happens the team leader will contact George Hart, UML Librarian, for assistance with the search.