Published: April 10, 2017

Open Scholarship

Academic libraries across Colorado are hosting the Colorado Open Scholarship Series to increase awareness and promote open access, open data, and open educational resources. We have invited experts from SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources) to talk about the challenges and opportunities for supporting open scholarship at CU Boulder and beyond. Please join us for a series of events to learn more about open scholarship during the following events.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017Heather Joseph

Leading the Call for Open Data
Norlin Library, room M210

Heather Joseph will present at the University of Denver and the event will be live streamed in Norlin Library, M210




Wednesday, April 12, 2017Nicole Allen

Tackling the Textbook Crisis: The Role of Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials
2:00-3:00 pm
Norlin Library, Fifth floor (room M549)


Presentation by Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)


The price of textbooks has skyrocketed more than three times the rate of inflation for decades. College students face steep price tags that can top $200 per book, and K-12 schools use books many years out of date because they are too expensive to replace. The rapidly rising cost of textbooks in higher education has left many students without access to the materials they need to succeed. Using Open Education Resources solves this problem because the material is free online, affordable in print, and can be saved forever. Resources that would otherwise go to purchasing textbooks can be redirected toward technology, improving instruction, or reducing debt. Textbook costs should not be a barrier to education and this session will describe the issue and possible solutions for students, educators, and academia.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Open Educational Resources: Reducing Costs, Expanding Access, Improving Quality
Norlin Library, room M210


Promotion, Tenure, and Open Access

Heather Joseph and Nicole Allen will present at the Colorado School of Mines and the event will be live streamed in Norlin Library, M210.