The OER Advocacy Toolkit was created by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Enabling a Modern Curriculum (EMC) OER Advocacy Project Team, comprising representatives of a range of Australian Universities.
The Project Team comprised:
During the early stages of the project the following staff contributed to foundational work for the Toolkit.
The Project Team would like to acknowledge the sponsorship and assistance of:
The Toolkit was built and edited by Samara Rowling, Freelance Editor & Publishing Consultant.
The OER Advocacy Project Team was established following the announcement by CAUL in April 2021, calling for EOIs to participate in the Enabling a Modern Curriculum Program. The Project Team was given clear terms of reference to produce an OER advocacy toolkit.
In November 2021 the Project Team initiated a stakeholder analysis and desktop review to define the project and utilise team members’ expertise to identify best practice open advocacy initiatives and practices. This included national and international examples of advocacy in open and traditional contexts. Team members identified themes, practices and examples emerging from the review which assisted in informing the structure and content of the Toolkit. The Toolkit is focused on supporting ‘grassroots’ level OER advocacy conducted by library staff in Australian higher education. The following contacts provided valuable experience and resources to the team in the spirit of open collaboration:
Toolkit content was developed by members of the Project Team and reviewed by a critical friend from outside the Project Team with relevant expertise, before being reviewed by the Project Team as a whole. The completed Toolkit was reviewed by critical friends. The critical friend reviewers were:
Icons used in the Toolkit are from The Noun Project. Unless otherwise attributed, all graphics were created by Marianne Sato for the Toolkit and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence.
The CAUL OER Advocacy Toolkit was published in September 2022. All information is current at the time of publication.
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