I asked LC to add two variants:
OER (Open educational resources)
OERs (Open educational resources)
We’ll see if they keep both or not. I think OER could stand for a single open educational resource, which is why I originally thought it should be just OERs. But since the usage in publications is clearly OER for the plural form, I ended up asking LC to add both forms.
Ellen Metter, bibliographer, who initiated this inquiry asked me to share this additional feedback with you.
This is great! I very much appreciate Adam’s willingness to add this acronym. As someone who has been working with OER finding strategies with folks around the world for a few years now, I can assure you both that this will be used! Hurrah!
May I ask you to share this additional feedback with Adam? - Please note that OER stands for “Open Educational Resources” so making it OERs would be Open Educational Resourcess. The recommended acronym when searching for open textbooks and other openly licensed learning materials is OER. Though I certainly have seen people add an s (I did so until I was advised not to via an OER listserv), it’s not as common.
Ellen Metter | Auraria Library | 303-315-7705 | http://library.auraria.edu
Thank you again,
I don’t think there’s any reason that the subject heading Open educational resources couldn’t have a UF from OERs. I checked the tentative list that this proposal appeared on (August 2019), and the LC cataloger who made the proposal didn’t include a reference from the acronym:
The proposal was approved as submitted, with the addition of another BT Teaching--Aids and devices and a scope note: Here are entered works on teaching or learning materials that are freely available to educators and students without royalties or licensing fees.
For whatever reason, the cataloger making the proposal, and the policy specialists reviewing it, didn’t add a 450 from the acronym. But I think it would be a valid variant, and I’ll be happy to submit a revision proposal to add it. Note, however, the form of the 450 will be OERs (Open educational resources).
University of Washington Libraries
Dear PCC Colleagues,
Locally we don’t create or edit SARS these days, perhaps someone who does can help.
See sh2019000514, or ARN 12440933.
This is a question from our Research Support Librarian:
“I know that sometimes I do a search by a keyword and I get a note that says: here’s the subject heading you should use and it sets up a link to that search. Could that be set up to happen if someone puts in the letters OER?”
I would like to get people’s input.
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