The Library is making strides in promoting the expansion and adoption of open educational resources (OER) at Mines. OERs are freely-accessible or low-cost learning and teaching materials, such as open textbooks, modules or homework materials. Librarians Emily Bongiovanni and Ye Li submitted a proposal for an institutional level Colorado Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant to start an OER incentive program at Mines. The $30,000 grant was awarded to incentivize faculty to adopt, adapt or create an OER for a course. The goal is to support 8 individual projects in providing OER substitutes for 640 students, saving enrolled students at least $100 per semester.
Government records are public records, the people's records, and are freely accessible at the library in both paper and electronic format. The Library's Government Publications section is in the process of tagging all it's records with an open access icon. Look for it in our library browser (Primo).