January 22, 2022

Journal Article: “Open But Not For All: A Survey of Open Educational Resource Librarians on Accessibility”

The following article was recently published by College & Research Libraries.


Open But Not For All: A Survey of Open Educational Resource Librarians on Accessibility


Teresa Auch Schultz
University of Nevada, Reno

Elena Azadbakht
University of Nevada, Reno


College & Research Libraries
Vol 82, No 5 (2021)
DOI: 10.5860/crl.82.5.755


This project sought to study how much academic librarians who work with open educational resources (OERs) know about accessibility, as well as how they incorporate accessibility into the products of their work. A survey was sent out through email list services in spring 2020, and any librarian worldwide who works with OERs was invited to participate; 193 responded in full. Just under half of librarians said they always consider accessibility when working with faculty to create or adapt OERs, but fewer than a third said they consider accessibility a factor when adding OERs to their collections.

Source: 10.5860/crl.82.5.755

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