In yesterday’s post, we discussed the case for open education at the University of San Francisco and summarized what Gleeson Library|Geschke has done thus far. Today we’ll go into more detail regarding the OER Faculty Fund, a pilot program established in 2018. The first cycle of grant recipients were three faculty with very different projects. … Continue reading Open Education Week 2020 Part Two
Happy Open Education Week! The Open Education Resources (OER) movement is a response to the high cost of textbooks and educational materials. This is the 4th year that we’ve celebrated Open Education Week at the University of San Francisco. Here at Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, we’ve been hard at work not just one week … Continue reading Open Education Week 2020 Part One
Apply for the next round of open education resources grants to make your courses more affordable and accessible! Open education is a movement to address the rising costs of textbooks, which directly impacts student learning. Gleeson Library has budgeted approximately $8,000 annually for scholarly communications and this project will use a subset of that total, … Continue reading Additional Funding for the Open Education Resource Initiative!
Save the date for our fall events for Open Access Week 2019: Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. Continue reading Open Access Week 2019!
Happy Open Access Week! The University of San Francisco will be holding three events for international Open Access Week: Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge. How to publish in open access venues with CRASE: Fear and Open Access in Demystifying the New Publishing Landscape Tuesday, October 23 at 2:30pm Gleeson Library Electronic Classroom Room 139 … Continue reading Happy Open Access Week!
My name is Deepshika Verma and I am an International Studies major here at USF, with a minor in Health Sciences. I hope to go into the public health in the future as a result! I am super passionate about advocacy, an avid sports fan (Go Giants!), and also a student performer (been dancing my … Continue reading Student Post: #TEXTBOOKBROKE Student Survey for Open Education
How much is your textbook? Is it too much? This year, Gleeson Library is working to address the cost of textbooks and its impact on student learning. We’re celebrating Open Education Week and making moves! We’ve hired an Open Education Student Assistant, Deepshika Verma, modeled on the SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellowship, to do research … Continue reading Open Education Week 2018: #textbookbroke #OEWeek
When do you most frequently encounter copyright law? Is it when you click on a YouTube video and you find — uh oh — that it’s been taken down at the request of the owner? In fact, we use an important part of our copyright law every day when we engage in “criticism, comment, news … Continue reading Fan Fiction and Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018
Last week, the Coalition for Responsible Sharing brought pressure on ResearchGate for hosting material under copyright by publishers. In some ways, this is no different from Sony Music putting pressure on YouTube to take down copyrighted content – while YouTube might not have put up that video of a baby dancing to a Prince song, … Continue reading Academic Take Down Notices and Author Rights: Understanding what’s happening with ResearchGate right now
Happy Open Education Week! Open Education Week is an international celebration of the hard work and success stories behind the idea of “free and open sharing in education.” For many students, this is a no-brainer: Textbooks are expensive! So expensive, in fact, that many students don’t buy them, which has a real impact on classroom … Continue reading Happy Open Education Week!
What is fair use? Fair use is a part of copyright law, and describes how ownership over copyright is limited in order to benefit our society. It’s what allows teachers to use materials in the classroom, artists to remix to create new works, and comedians to parody the news. What is Fair Use Week? Fair … Continue reading Celebrate Fair Use Week!
Why does open access matter for students? Don’t our students here at USF have access to everything they need through the amazing Gleeson Library? It’s true! Our USF Libraries does a fantastic job of providing all the resources that students need to do their research here and now. But our mission here at USF is to … Continue reading Open Access and Students
Happy Open Access Week! As part of the University of San Francisco’s open access efforts, we are very excited to announce the summer 2017 launch of the International Journal of Human Rights Education (IJHRE). This journal is an independent double-blind peer-reviewed open-sourced online journal housed at the University of San Francisco in partnership with the … Continue reading International Journal of Human Rights Education (IJHRE)
The first week of the fall semester is especially hectic for Janet Carmona, Reserves Coordinator at the Gleeson Library. “It’s a busy time because students don’t have their books yet, so while they wait for their purchased books to arrive, they use course reserves,” she says. “I like that it saves students textbook costs and … Continue reading Janet’s Job: Course Reserves at Gleeson
Update: The California State Legislature has amended AB2880, removing all copyright-related provisions from its text. We will keep you updated if anything changes. Thank you all for your efforts in making this happen! —————————————— Every summer, my parents would pack up the car and we would take the long drive from Orange County to Yosemite. We spent a … Continue reading Public records should be public.