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Beyond Research: OpenCourseWare in the Institutional Repository. Heather Leary, Dr. Brett Shelton, Marion Jensen Utah State University. What is an Institutional Repository?. Collection of scholarly and intellectual output from an institution (usually a university or college)

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beyond research opencourseware in the institutional repository
Beyond Research: OpenCourseWare in the Institutional Repository

Heather Leary, Dr. Brett Shelton, Marion Jensen

Utah State University

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Collection of scholarly and intellectual

output from an institution

(usually a university or college)

Collected and digitally accessible materials

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Provides worldwide exposure of content

Digital preservation

All content of an institution in one place

Accessible (open access)

what will you find in an institutional repository
What will you find in an Institutional Repository?

Journal articles

Books & Book chapters

Theses and dissertations

Conference proceedings

Grey literature

Data sets

Learning objects

Administrative documents

how does usu view an ir
How does USU view an IR?

(Try to) refer to it as [email protected]

Scholarship includes more than research: teaching materials

More than USU faculty & staff output, digital hub for materials (discipline specific repository)

digitalcommons@usu
[email protected]

Launched early November 2008

Powered by The Berkeley Electronic Press

Includes over 3,800 items

Over 18,000 downloads

With downloads from over 100 countries

what will you find in digitalcommons@usu
What will you find in [email protected]

Articles

Books

Book chapters

OpenCourseWare

Images

Research reports

Presentations

Videos

Journals

Author web pages

  • Government documents
  • Subject specific bibliographies
  • Graduate theses & dissertations
  • Undergraduate honors theses
  • K12 teacher PD curriculum
  • Conference proceedings
why usu chose to use bepress
Why USU chose to use bepress

Hosted

They do all the technical work so we can focus on content

Support and willingness to listen to their customers for software additions

Visibility through all

sites and

why usu chose to use bepress1
Why USU chose to use bepress

Journaling software - Edikit

Selected Works sites (professional web pages)

Conference options

Reporting features

Build in reports

Google analytics

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Course Materials
    • Syllabi
    • Readings
    • Lecture notes
    • Tests/quizzes
    • Lectures (video, audio)
    • And more…
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Undergraduate and graduate level

Available for free on the web

Worldwide

Can be full instruction, but doesn’t have to be

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But OpenCourseWare…
  • Does not provide access to university faculty
  • Does not provide credit courses
  • Does not include materials normally protected under “fair use”
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Increases educational opportunities

Serves the public

Leading in fundamental changes utilizing the Web for education

Parallel venture with IR & Digital Library, but for course content/teaching

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Allow students to see course content before signing up for classes

Provide students open access to course content Increase faculty reputation

Leave an academic legacy for others

Make faculty work a pillar for others to build on

opencourseware history
OpenCourseWare History

Started at MIT in 2001

Today over 300 institutions have OCWs

Over 9,000 courses

More schools each year start OCWs at their institution

Worldwide - http://www.ocwconsortium.org/

USU has third largest OCW in USA

opencourseware history1
OpenCourseWare History

CORE (China)

Johns Hopkins

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ParisTech

Tufts University

Universia (Spanish/Portuguese)

University of Notre Dame

Utah State University

And many more (see ocwconsortium.org)

usu ocw
USU OCW
  • USU OCW seen steady growth since it’s launch
    • 270 visitors per day (October 2006)to 1800 visitors per day (today)
    • Over 3 million unique visitors to the site
  • It has seen some press
    • Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, US News and World Report, Chronicle of Higher Education, USA Today
  • Start of Educommons software
    • enPraxis (http://enpraxis.net/) now develops Educommons
usu ocw timeline
USU OCW Timeline
  • 2004 - USU OCW launched with 7 courses
    • Initially funded by the Hewlett Foundation
  • 2006 - Utah is first to have state wide support for OCW
    • Funded by 1-time monies from the state legislature to create Utah OCW Alliance
    • 2007 - Utah OCW Alliance is launched (150 courses, 7 schools)
usu ocw timeline1
USU OCW Timeline

2007 - USU passes 50 courses

Today we have 80 courses in 20 depts. - With long term goal to support all USU courses

Third most visited site on usu.edu domain

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pilot OCW site

3-5courses

additional resources

find keyfaculty

policies &standards

internal outreach

morecourses

Starting an OpenCourseWare: A Loose Pattern

opencourseware and digital commons
OpenCourseWare and Digital Commons

Saw a need to archive OCW

Digital [email protected] is more than just research

Want to include teaching content

Other repositories archive their OCW

why archive ocw in the ir
Why Archive OCW in the IR?

Provides yet another way to discover OCW

Provides different ways of searching OCW

Faculty name

Year

Title

Subject

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Why Archive OCW in the IR?

New avenue for showcasing the instructional side of the University

Archives OCW for historical footprint (all versions)

integration steps ocw to dc
Integration Steps: OCW to DC

Fall 2008

Began talks with the Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL) at USU

Uploaded metadata with link to USU OCW

Spring 2009

Moved link to metadata and uploaded a zipped folder of the course

Ideal situation

View the course online within the Digital Commons

Also provide a downloadable version of the course

next steps with integration
Next steps with Integration

Waiting for EduCommons upgrade for better output of the courses

Working with bepress to provide online viewing of the courses

They have been wonderful to work with on talks and plans on how to best provide for OCW in the Digital Commons

As said earlier, they listen to what their customers need

why is this important to you and libraries
Why is this important to you and Libraries?

Knowledge about OCW

Knowledge about EduCommons

Knowledge about bepress and other IR software platforms

what is our library doing to archive and provide access to teaching materials at your institution
What is our Library doing to archive and provide access to teaching materials at your institution?
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Libraries play an important role in open education (allies for OCW)

Does your library or institution have an IR and/or Institutional Repository? Find out!

Archive your OCW in your IR

Begin collaboration work to start an OCW

Spread the news about open access for scholarly research and educational content

Action Points

contact information
Contact Information

Brett Shelton - [email protected]

Heather Leary - [email protected]

USU OCW - http://ocw.usu.edu

[email protected] - http://digitalcommons.usu.edu

[email protected] Facebook - http://tiny.cc/SX9lq

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