Track Session Type

Teaching and Learning with Free and Open Educational Resources

Presentation Type

Presentation

OER Level of Expertise

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Audience

Faculty, Librarian, instructional designer, Staff, Other

Session Abstract

As a result of a collaboration between SUNY OER Services and SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library, a tool called OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search) was developed in an effort to enhance the discovery of openly available content.

Objectives of the Session

The objective of this session is to share this resource with the audience to increase the discovery of relevant OER materials that can be used and shared with faculty for their courses.

Full Description of the Session

OASIS is a search tool aimed at making the discovery of open content easier. It currently searches open content from 76 sources and contains more than 177,000 records, most of which are in the public domain or openly licensed. Users can search using single words, multiple words, and “quoted phrase” strings, or users can begin their search by material type from the homepage. Searchable material types include textbooks, courses, course materials, interactive simulations, public domain books, audiobooks, modules, open access books, videos, podcasts, and learning objects. On the search results page, users can filter by material type, subject, source, reviewed resource, and Creative Commons license. There is also the option to suggest a source to be added to OASIS. Since it’s launch on September 5, 2018, OASIS has had more than 13,000 users from 93 different countries, and there are currently 375 institutions from across the globe that have linked to or added the OASIS search widget to their website. This presentation will share the iterative processes that we went through in creating OASIS, including the website framework, source selection, resource integration, and end-user experience. We will also discuss the future direction of OASIS, how it can be utilized at other organizations, as well as gather feedback from the Northeast OER Summit attendees on how we can improve this tool.

Presenter Bios

Bill Jones:

Bill Jones is the Digital Resources and System Librarian at SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library and a member of the Milne Open Services Team.

Ben Rawlins:

Ben Rawlins is the Library Director at SUNY Geneseo, a member of the SUNY Libraries Consortium Executive Board, the OER Program Lead for SUNY Geneseo, and a member of the Milne Open Services Team.

Location

168C

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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Start Date

22-5-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

22-5-2019 11:25 AM

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Making Discovery of Open Content Easier with OASIS

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OASIS is a search tool aimed at making the discovery of open content easier. It currently searches open content from 76 sources and contains more than 177,000 records, most of which are in the public domain or openly licensed. Users can search using single words, multiple words, and “quoted phrase” strings, or users can begin their search by material type from the homepage. Searchable material types include textbooks, courses, course materials, interactive simulations, public domain books, audiobooks, modules, open access books, videos, podcasts, and learning objects. On the search results page, users can filter by material type, subject, source, reviewed resource, and Creative Commons license. There is also the option to suggest a source to be added to OASIS. Since it’s launch on September 5, 2018, OASIS has had more than 13,000 users from 93 different countries, and there are currently 375 institutions from across the globe that have linked to or added the OASIS search widget to their website. This presentation will share the iterative processes that we went through in creating OASIS, including the website framework, source selection, resource integration, and end-user experience. We will also discuss the future direction of OASIS, how it can be utilized at other organizations, as well as gather feedback from the Northeast OER Summit attendees on how we can improve this tool.

 

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