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Wednesday, April 25 • 15:10 - 16:00
OER Librarians supporting open education in Europe

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University libraries are becoming more involved in supporting open education. And when they do, it becomes clear that they can play an important role in taking open education to the next level. Librarians support and facilitate practical workflows for creation, management and re-use of educational materials, discovery of OER and advise on copyright issues. Being involved in promoting open access and open science, librarians can make the connection between different developments, policies and strategies to stimulate open publishing of educational materials in the way that open access has been put on the European strategic agenda.
In the US, OER librarians have taken up this work, in Europe, they have not yet organised themselves in this way. This panel presents four university librarians that have started to organise support for open education at their institutions and they will share developments in the UK, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands with the audience.

Speakers
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June Hedges

Head of Liaison and Support Services, UCL Library Services
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Hanne Munch Kristiansen

Library Manager, The Royal Library
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Jan Neumann

Projectmanager OER World Map, North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz)
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Hilde van Wijngaarden

Library Director, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. H.N. (Hilde) van Wijngaarden is Director of the University Library of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She holds this position since 2017.Hilde has studied history and received her PhD for a study of poor families and poor relief in the Seventeenth Century. During her research... Read More →



Wednesday April 25, 2018 15:10 - 16:00 CEST
Classroom 1