There have been many exciting developments in open educational resources, open-access textbooks, and other topics related to scholarly communications in the past several years here at Milner Library and Illinois State University. We hope the end products of that work have been useful in your pedagogy and teaching. For those interested in learning more about some of the methods and philosophy behind the open access movement, we would like to draw your attention to the Open Research Toolkit.
The toolkit was developed by Associate Professor Christopher Eaker of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, during a faculty development leave in fall 2021. It was primarily designed with librarians in mind, but will be useful for anyone who wishes to learn more about or teach concepts related to open research. The Open Research Toolkit homepage includes PowerPoint files, presentation notes, recorded modules, and resource files developed by Eaker.
The 14 recorded modules (videos) can also be found on YouTube and are titled The Open Research Ecosystem; Principles & Practices of Open Research; The Philosophical Underpinning of Open Research; Open Access to Published Research; Open Access to Research Data; F.A.I.R. Data Principles; Reproducibility of Research; The Five Rs of Open Research; Open Peer Review; Open Licensing of Data & Software; Open Advocacy; Citizen Science; Open Policies; and Open Education Resources. Each video is between 10 and 25 minutes long.
Milner Library also offers a wide variety of resources for those interested in open access year-round, and during our annual Open Access Week celebration in the fall. If you have questions about open research, would like to include your materials on our institutional repository ISU ReD, or have questions about any scholarly communications or related topics, we hope you will contact Milner Library’s Scholarly Communication Team at isured@IllinoisState.edu.
More from the Scholarly Communication Team at Milner Library
- Creating open access datasets
- Happy Public Domain Day 2022!
- Open and affordable resources around the library
- Milner Library recognizes Open Access Week, October 25-31
- Welcome back from Milner’s Scholarly Communication Team
- Milner deal supports opportunities for open access publishing
- Google Dataset Search: Using open access tools during the research process
- Summer Open Access activities
- Open Access documents from the Government Publishing Office
- Streaming in ISU ReD: beyond an article
- Search scholarly works preserved by the Internet Archive
- Discovering affordable materials for your class and research
- ISU ReD marks its 10,000th item
- Recent developments in Open Access
- Integrating Wikipedia with Scholarly Communication
- Happy Domain Day 2021!
- Big Deals and the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts
- Deceptive publishers begone: Cabell’s Predatory Report is here
- “Create your own” through the public domain
- University Research Symposium hosted in ISU ReD
- A look at the Open Library of Humanities
- Finding Open Access journals and books
- Smithsonian open access
- Reusing others’ work with Creative Commons licenses
- Digitization of historical WGLT program guides informs broadcast history research
- Open Access Digital Theological Library
- Keeping it 100! Celebrating Milner’s contributions to ISU ReD
- How do you make a book free for everyone? Unglue.It
- Open Access publishing options
- Find free scholarly articles using the Unpaywall browser extension
- Historic ISNU enrollment ledgers now online
- Why submit to ISU ReD?
- Explore resources in the public domain
- Lever Press: an open access monograph publisher
- Oh, the places your thesis will go
- Educating Illinois on ISU ReD
- Finding open access resources using OAIster
- Illinois Shakespeare Festival programs now online
- UC library system says “no deal” to Elsevier