Open Education Week 2021: March 1-5

Welcome to Open Education Week 2021! Open Education Week (OE Week) celebrates learning about open education and actively sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). The Library is committed to OER adoption and creation, and we hope you’ll be able to take a moment this week to explore the possibilities that open education offers! What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that allow for free use and repurposing of educational content. Why OER? Lower the cost of higher education and save students money Provide equitable access to instructional materials Find new ideas, activities and resources posted by…

International Open Access Week 2020, October 19-25

This week libraries around the world are celebrating International Open Access Week (October 19-25). This year’s theme is Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion, which highlights the importance of centering equity and inclusion in open publishing, scholarship, and pedagogy.   The Library invites you to engage with Open Access this week by: Reviewing the UW Faculty Open Access Policy Adding one of your articles or datasets to the UW’s Open Access repository, ResearchWorks Exploring the International Open Access Week website to learn more about equity and inclusion and OA, or checking out how libraries and publishers…

Pressbooks: Updates and Training Opportunities Fall 2020

The UW Libraries has some updates to share about UW Libraries Pressbooks, an easy-to-use ebook authoring tool that can be used to write and publish openly licensed books (and save students money).  Check out the new featured titles in our Pressbooks catalog, including: Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, by UW Bothell Professor Julie Shayne and faculty and student contributors from 22 institutions. Read more about this work in Ms. Magazine. Critical Filipinx American Histories and their Artifacts, a collaboration between UW Seattle Professor Rick Bonus and students in his UW AAS 360 2019…