[Open-education] Fwd: OER Metadata Standards for Discovery: Call for Collaborators

Cable Green cable at creativecommons.org
Mon Jan 28 21:19:23 UTC 2019

Greetings Open Education Friends:

I'm forwarding this call for collaboration from my OER Librarian friend and
colleague, Heather White.

Warm regards,


Cable Green, PhD
Director of Open Education
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From: Heather White <Heather.White at mhcc.edu>
Date: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 9:27 AM
Subject: OER Metadata Standards for Discovery: Call for Collaborators

*{please excuse cross postings & please share widely}*

Finding OER remains a challenge for faculty and the librarians who support
them and the reason is technical - as a community, we have not yet agreed
on metadata standards for all of our various computer systems to use.

3 librarians in the Pacific Northwest are looking for technical services
and systems librarians, and OER search engine administrators to come
together and decide on metadata standards to improve the OER discovery
process. While there's ongoing improvement in various OER repository search
engines, librarians sending emails to listservs asking "anyone know of OER
on this topic?" is still an all too common occurrence.

It’s time to apply cataloging and systems librarians’ expertise to bring
the OER discovery process up to par with traditional library research
tools. And we need to do this in collaboration with our non-library
colleagues that are optimizing OER search engines.

Interested in helping? Want to learn more?

Click here to sign up for the OER Metadata Group!

Direct link: https://sites.google.com/view/oermetadatagroup/home

Heather White, MLS

Library Technical Services Coordinator

Mt Hood Community College

26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030


heather.white at mhcc.edu

*“Study, learn, help one another always.” – Chief Plenty Coups*
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