Open Education Resources About Local Information in Academic Libraries A Case Study of Academic Libraries in the Provincial University Library Network

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Somporn Puttapithakporn


    The research aimed to investigate and analyze Open Education Resources (OERs) about Local Information in twenty academic libraries in the Provincial University Library Network.  It was found that only three academic libraries created OERs, mostly about local tradition and customs followed by local history.  Nearly half were article/book files, followed by picture files.  All of the OERs shown as web pages were developed in house, with references.  All distinct image files, article/book files and video files are cataloged with standard metadata records.  However, all of the OERs found did not hold to all of the 5R’s (Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix and Redistribute), with no clear indication for revision, remixing and redistribution.  Ramifications on library roles and policy considerations for greater OER adoption are discussed.


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