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Wednesday, August 11

12:10pm EDT

How Would You Create OER if Copyright Wasn’t in the Way? Using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OER Across Your Local Communities
Open education has tremendous potential to build tailored resources that reflect the diverse experiences of students. In order for open education to meet its potential, creators must have access to the most current and relevant materials even when those materials are protected by copyright. Reliance on copyright exceptions such as fair use and fair dealing is critical for creating the most effective and inclusive materials.

In order to meet these needs we have developed a Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Open Education. Building on interviews and focus groups with creators, publishers, and legal experts in the open education community, we have developed a resource that explains how fair use and fair dealing can empower educators and publishers to live up to our aspirations and build open resources based on pedagogy and inclusivity, unencumbered by legal uncertainty and anxiety.

This session introduces the Code and invites participants to explore the opportunities and challenges it creates for open education across the Michigan OER Network. We will lead an interactive discussion about the Code and walk through strategies for applying it to a variety of situations in creating and using OER. These will include common scenarios that are clearly permitted under fair use and fair dealing as well as edge cases that require special consideration.

Next, we will invite participants to share their own ideas and reflections on the amazing things they can do when empowered by fair use and fair dealing in OER and to discuss how the Code may or may not fit in their own practices. By grounding this discussion in the practices and concerns of participants we hope to make the Code more accessible as a resource and to make it more reflective of the needs of actual practitioners.

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Will Cross

Director, Open Knowledge Center & Head of Information Policy, North Carolina State University
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Meredith Jacob

Project Director - Copyright, Education, and Open Licensing, American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
I work at American University Washington College of Law - at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - pijip.org. We're also the home of Creative Commons United States - the US Creative Commons Affiliate. I'm interested in public interest intellectual property... Read More →

Wednesday August 11, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm EDT

2:15pm EDT

The Open Textbook Initiative at Wayne State: A Conversation between Faculty, Library, and Student Partners
This self-moderated roundtable is intended for all audiences, particularly faculty authors, library publishers, and publishing interns. Our own authors, publishers and interns will detail their efforts to develop and successfully implement open textbooks at Wayne State University. Beginning with a history of open educational initiatives in the library and progressing to the current grant-funded project (currently supporting four new textbooks), participants will focus on prior efforts with associated successes and what fell short, expected present and future impact, and how libraries and faculty can support the success and wider dissemination of these textbooks going forward. Strategies to support open education in the university, identification methods of primary stakeholders involved in developing open textbooks, and motivations for and challenges in pursuing an open curriculum will be examined and discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions in conversation with the presenters.

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Cheryl E. Ball

Director, Digital Publishing Collaborative, Wayne State University
Talk to me about Vega, a new academic publishing platform; or Kairos, the longest continuously running scholarly multimedia journal; or the Council of Editors of Learned Journals!
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Joshua Neds-Fox (he/him)

Digital Publishing Coordinator, Wayne State University Library System
I coordinate Digital Publishing for the Wayne State University Libraries in Detroit, Michigan, USA, where I oversee library publishing, digital collections, and the institutional repository.
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Clayton Hayes(he/him)

Digital Publishing and STEM Librarian, Wayne State University
At my job I am the liaison for our Honors College and College of Engineering, along with the Departments of Urban Studies & Planning, Kinesiology Health and Sport Studies, and Mathematics. I also work with our publishing unit managing our IR and several journals published by the... Read More →

Elizabeth McQuillen

Faculty, Wayne State University
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Jogindra Wadehra

Faculty, Wayne State University
I am a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Wayne State University.  For the last few years I have been teaching a course (PHY 3700: Mathematics for Biomedical Physics) which is a required course for undergraduate students majoring in our Department.  I just completed... Read More →
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Kaitlyn Ziehm

Student Intern, Wayne State University

Wednesday August 11, 2021 2:15pm - 3:05pm EDT
Thursday, August 12

12:15pm EDT

Library Licensed Textbooks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This session will describe how the Michael Schwartz Library has included licensed e-books as part of its course material affordability efforts. The presenters will discuss how the program is implemented to faculty and students, the technical workflow and collaboration between the library and campus bookstore operation, and how the program has been integrated more tightly into the library’s and university’s affordability program. The presentation will also outline the important role of communication to faculty and students who can benefit from the program. Attendees who would like to replicate the program will receive an example process to follow, as well as recommendations for starting, assessing, and promoting a similar program, and advice about possible challenges and implications to consider. This presentation is best suited to an audience that is just beginning to consider incorporating library-licensed e-books into their course material affordability strategy.

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Hannah Pearson

Collection Management & Acquisitions Librarian, Cleveland State University
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Mandi Goodsett

OER & Copyright Advisor, Cleveland State University

Yuezeng Shen

Head of Cataloging, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University

Vern Morrison

Digital Production Unit Coordinator, Cleveland State University
Hello, I must be going . . . after 30 years of employment here at the Michael Schwartz Library, I am retiring on Friday, August 13.
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Ben Richards

Business & Communication Librarian, Cleveland State University

Thursday August 12, 2021 12:15pm - 1:05pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Shaping the Future of the Open Education Conference
Over the course of 16 years, the Open Education Conference ("OpenEd") evolved into the largest North American-based conference for open education advocates and practitioners. In 2020, everything changed when the conference was left to the community to organize and a pandemic moved the event online for the first time.

Thanks to the dedication of hundreds of community members, #OpenEd20 was held virtually in November 2020. The event was supported by a 2-year interim organizing team built from the ground-up with input from the field. With many lessons learned, the team is gearing up to organize the conference again in 2021.

But what happens after 2021? That part has yet to be decided—and you are invited to help! Between now and September 2021, OpenEd is going through a strategic planning process to reimagine what its role in the field should be, and how to redesign itself sustainably with the values of diversity, equity and inclusion at the core.

This session invites attendees to participate in a conversation about the future of convenings in the open education field, and the place the OpenEd might occupy within it. We are particularly interested in adding new voices to the process and welcome those with all levels of experience in open education. Led by members of the strategic planning team, the session will seek to share some of our lessons learned, listen to the perspectives of others, and shape ideas together that can help chart the future of OpenEd.

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Hailey Babb

Open Education Project Manager, SPARC

Thursday August 12, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
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