Much Open Online Content[mooc]Open Access WeekOctober 25, 2012 Steve Schafer Director Library Services Athabasca University email@example.com
My Assignment What’s out there? How do you find it?
What’s out there Information – Resources - Services • Licensed • Purchased • Open - freely available
What’s out there The web is dynamic and immense as: • learning space • teaching space • repository space • collaborativespace
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What’s out there 2009 2010 255 million (Dec. 2010) 21.4 million added in 2010 152 million blogs 3+ billion photos uploaded to Facebook per month 30 billion pieces of content (links, notes, photos) shared on Facebook per month 35 hours of video uploaded to Youtube every minute 234 million websites (Dec. 2009) 47 million added in 2009 126 million blogs 2.5 billion photos uploaded to Facebook per month – at this current rate – see 2010 Source: royal.pingdom.com
What’s out there - 2012 That's a bit of a trick question, as there isn't a definite answer. • March 2012: there were 644 million active websites on the Internet Netcraft – 644,275,754 to be precise • Half a billion is a lot. But when we're talking about the Internet, sounds kind of small • It won't be small for long. The Internet is still growing by leaps and bounds. The March numbers were up by 31.4 million (5.1%) over last month ? March 2012 – October 2012: + how many ?
What’s out there Users beware . . . 2009 148,000 – new zombie computeres created per day – these are used in botnets for sending spam . . . 2.6 million – the number of malicious code threats at the start of 2009 ) viruses, trojans, etc. Some folks are on the web for purposes other than teaching and learning – causing interruption, nuisance, and threat. Source: royal.pingdom.com
Canadiana Discovery Portal (http://www.canadiana.ca/en/cdp) Canada’s documentary heritage – from across the country. A free service – search across digital collections of Canada’s libraries, museums and archives to discover and access digital material such as books, journals, newspapers, government documents, photographs, maps, post cards, sheet music, audio and video files. Canadiana.org is continually adding new content and media types to the Canadiana Discovery Portal. Every Canadian should be aware of “our” site
Library of Congress – Digital Collections http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html Newspapers Performing arts Prints and photos Early sound recordings International collections Manuscripts and Exhibits History and Culture and Folklife Rare books and Special collections
World Digital Libraryhttp://www.wdl.org/en/ find collections in: Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East North America Oceana
OAIsterhttp://www.oclc.org/oaister/ More than 25 million items in more than 1,100 OAI compliant institutional repositories worldwide. OAIster records are included in search results for those libraries using WorldCatLocal.
eGranary Digital Libraryhttp://www.widernet.org/eGranary/ Internet in a box (4tb,30m resources) • 380+ complete Web sites • 235+ partial Web sites • 250+ academic and medical journals • 20,000+ books • 55+ educational software programs • 60+ computer software applications • Indexed and searchable
eGranary Digital Library The eGranary Digital Library represents the collective efforts of hundreds of authors, publishers, programmers, librarians, instructors and students around the globe.
Digital Library Projects Lists about 150 Digital Library Projects http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_digital_library_projects worldwide many subjects many languages
Open Access Journals http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-access_journals A list of open-access journals containing selected particularly notable journals with at least some freely available content, available through all forms of open access, including delayed open access, and hybrid open access – only individual journals, not collections or indexing services.
Digital Libraries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_encyclopedias-- nearly 175 Online Encyclopedia worldwide many subjects many languages Lists: site, language, description, access
Encyclopedia of Life (EOL.org)May 2012 Oct. 18, 2012 Pages – 1,111,460 Members – 61,787 Collections – 3,309 Communities – 157 Images – 1,826,404 Content partners - 219
Digital Libraries A list of nearly 135 academic databases and search engines http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_academic_databases_and_search_engines Many of our institutions subscribe to scholarly databases. This site includes nearly 75 that are freely available.
Digital Library – The Ultimate 250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives http://oedb.org/library/features/250-plus-killer-digital-libraries-and-archives An interesting list . . . mostly US content . . . 2007 . . . some not sustained . . . kind of like an “old edition” hanging around
Digital Libraries Commercial and propietary sites may have an “open” component – IEEE, and others
Digital Photoshttp://www.flickr.com/ Flickr– over five billion of the world’s photos Get a glimpse: official White House photostream newest images from NASA Explore archived collections from the Smithsonian Library of Congress The Commons “See the world through someone else’s eyes”
What about stuff from yesteryear? Internet Archive http://archive.org/index One of the critisicms of the web is the dynamic aspect of it – content “here today” and “gone today”. Internet Archive includes: Wayback machine Moving images Live music archive Audio recordings More than 3million texts
Open Education Resources (OER) • MERLOT (merlot.org) - Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching • Opensource.com • Connextions (cnx.org) • OER Wikiversity (en.wikiversity.org) • Wikieducator (wikieducator.org) • OERKnowledgeCloud (being developed at AU)
Open Access Journals • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) - 106 www.doaj.org • JURN Directory -3,000 links to Arts & Humanities ejournals (journals are either entirely open access or offer open content) www.jurn.org • Open J-Gate – aggregated metadata from more than 4,000 open access, English language journals around the world www.jgate.in
Open Access Journals Open Access Journals – lists, with scholarly titles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access_journal Look at multidisciplinary and subject-specific lists - (i.e., HBS Working Papers Collection – some fulltext, other titles with more fulltext, or selected fulltext)
Open Access Journals Multidisciplinary lists of open-access journals • Die ElektronischeZeitschriftenbibliothek (English version) (EZB) • J-STAGE – Japanese journals; not all content is open access • GenamicsJournalSeek • Journals4Free - Journals4Free is a directory of full or partial open access journals (i.e., with an embargo period). Results may be limited to titles included in PubMed, Scopus, and ISI databases. • LivRe! • JURN directory (arts & humanities ejournals) • Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) • Revistas CSIC, Scientific Journals published by CSIC, Spain • University of Nevada Collection of Free Electronic Journals • Directory of Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals Subject-specific lists of open access journals (link in previous slide) • Alphabetical list of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies (1152) • ABC-Chemistry: Directory of Free Journals in Chemistry • Open Access Journals in the Field of Education (American Education Research Association) • Geoscience e-Journals • Free full text articles of human pathology from IJCEP • Frontiers • Perspectivia.net • Open Access Journals in East Asian Studies • Directory of full-text open journals in business research • Directory of Open Access Ophthalmology and Vision Science Journals • International Journal of Renewable Energy Research-IJRER
Open Access Journals Subject-specific lists of open access journals (link in previous slide) http://www.ergobservatory.info/index.html
Successes • ERIC (1966) – (clearinghouse) • Project Gutenberg (1971) oldest digital library • OAIster – 25m records – 1100 irs • Internet Archive http://archive.org/index.php • Google • Resource Discovery Services . . .
OA and OER sites • wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook/educator • ocwfinder.com • oerrecommener.org • iBerry.org • oercommons.org • ocwconsortium.org • oerblogs.org • openeducationnews.org • radio.weblogs.com/0114870 • openeducatio.net • en.wikiversity.org • lecturefox.com • ocw.mit.edu • mitworld.mit.edu • techtv.mit.edu • youtube.com/mit • itunes.stanford.edu • ecorner.standford.edu/podcasts.html • youtube.com/stanford • http:oyc.yale.edu • princeton.edu/WebMedia/ • uc.princeton.edu/main/index/php • ocw.jhsph.edu • johnshopkins.edu/podcasts • cnx.org • repository.ac.nz • ocw.unu.edu • ocw.org • merlot.org • archive.org • lemill.net • zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2008/06/university-learning-ocw-oer-free.html
How do I find it?The challenges are “many” • models • navigations • platforms • standards • systems • technologies • access • archives • formats • functionalities • issues • locations
Some considerations . . . • Analysis • Application • Compatibility • Critique • Discoverability • Durable access • Evaluation • Interoperability • Objective(s) • Pedagogy • Review • Scholarship • Sustainable access • Archivability
Please let me know some of your thoughts Thank you Steve Schafer firstname.lastname@example.org