April 28: Creative Commons Global Summit
Heather Joseph, Nick Shockey and Nicole Allen will be attending this event as SPARC representatives.
The CC Global Summit provides a collaborative and fun space for anyone in the world to explore the future of the Commons and sharing for users, creators, and activists.
April 27: The Data Coalition & Booz Allen Hamilton host a DATA Act Breakfast: Spending Data Unleashed
Shawn Daugherty will be representing SPARC at this event
Co-hosted by The Data Coalition and Booz Allen Hamilton, this breakfast panel discussion provides a front-row seat on the firstfruits of the DATA Act. Guests will hear an overview of what to expect from the first reporting deadline, insights into the importance of standardized federal spending data, what this means for transparency and government management, and an assessment from Treasury and OMB leaders on DATA Act implementation to date.
April 25: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Annual OER Meeting
Heather Joseph, Nicole Allen, Nick Shockey, and Brady Yano will be attending this event as representatives of SPARC.
April 20: SAGE Bionetworks Assembly
Nick Shockey will be attending this event as the SPARC representative. You can follow the conversation on twitter at #SageAssembly.
A Sage Assembly is not a normal conference, as it features rapid-fire presentations, in-depth keynotes, and sustained opportunities for informal engagement through participant activities, receptions and break times. SAGE is committed to having its participants leave with personal connections in areas they did not expect, and with new insights and strategies to employ in their own important work.
April 19: Texas Library Association Annual Conference
Nicole Allen will be presenting at this conference on Saturday, April 22 on the role libraries and librarians can take in the creation, adoption and dissemination of OER.
March 29: Successful OER Adoption Models: Academic Libraries Leading the Way
Successful OER Adoption Models: Academic Libraries Leading the Way
In celebration of Open Education Week 2017, SPARC is hosting an hour long webcast centred on the theme of successful OER adoption models. The webcast will feature representatives from four SPARC member libraries who are each advancing OER at their institution in a different way.
Anita Walz, Open Education, Copyright & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Virginia Tech
Michelle Reed, Open Education Librarian, University of Texas Arlington
Kathy Labadorf, Information Literacy, Open Educational Resources & Social Sciences Librarian, University of Connecticut
Olivia Reinauer, Reference Librarian, Tidewater Community College
Brady Yano, Assistant Director of Open Education, SPARC
You can find a recording of the webcast here: https://join.onstreammedia.com/play/sparc/15003-oer-webcast
If you didn't get a chance to complete our short survey of the webcast, please take a moment to do so to help us improve future SPARC webcasts: http://bit.ly/2mQHuP5.
The slide decks used in today's webcast have all been licensed CC-BY and have been consolidated into a Google folder available here: http://bit.ly/2oia6xp
March 27: Open Education Week
Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners. Coordinated by the Open Education Consortium, the event showcases projects, resources, and ideas from around the world that demonstrate open education in practice. The open education movement seeks to reduce barriers, increase access and drive improvements in education through open sharing and digital formats. Open education includes free and open access to platforms, tools and resources in education, including learning materials, course materials, videos, assessment tools, research, study groups, and textbooks, all available for free use and modification under an open license.
March 22: ACRL 2017 OER Preconference
Running Effective OER and Open Textbook Initiatives in Your Academic Library