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Thursday, June 10 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Building a Regional OER Repository – Partnering for Student Success

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As student debt reaches new heights in Canada, post-secondary institutions are seeking strategies to decrease the economic burden placed on students. Open textbooks (which are free to use) are unquestionably a less costly alternative for students.  Open textbooks also enable faculty/instructors the opportunity to create/adapt open textbooks to better match the needs of their courses.

The Council of Atlantic University Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique (CAUL-CBUA) is uniquely positioned to provide leadership in the region in the area of Open Educational Resources (OER). CAUL-CBUA has the critical skills, knowledge, expertise, and relationships within its membership to build and deliver an open textbooks repository and service.

In support of post-secondary institutions in the Atlantic region, and in partnership with students, faculty, and staff in the region, CAUL-CBUA recently launched the regional OER repository, AtlanticOER, well as the accompanying AtlanticOER Development Grants Program, Peer Review Honoraria Program to ensure quality content, and an OER Toolkit to support content creators. Please join us to learn more about this exciting new regional initiative!

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Cynthia Holt

Executive Director, Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries
I have been an academic librarian for 29 years serving in various roles including as a subject liaison librarian; a manager for collections, acquisitions, and special collections and archives; and in a senior library leadership role.  I am currently the Executive Director for the... Read More →

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Victoria Volkanova

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Université de Moncton
Victoria Volkanova has been working at the Université de Moncton since 2005. She is currently in charge of Scholarly Communications, DLI and Research Data, as well as the Science Librarian. Victoria graduated from the Université de Montréal (MLIS'04) and McGill University (BA'99... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am ADT
Stream: Gravenstein