Innovation opportunities for academic libraries to support teaching through open education: A case study at TU Delft, the Netherlands

Michiel de Jong, Michiel Munnik, Nicole Will

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Abstract

Opportunities for academic libraries to enrich their products and services through facilitating open education (OE) in higher education are presented in an overview of good practices. A case study of open textbook publishing was performed at TU Delft to study how these products and services could stimulate educators to adopt OE. A simplified user acceptance model of innovation was developed and applied to the case study, to study the educator’s mind-set before and after they published an open textbook with the support of the TU Delft Library. Using the insights that were gained from the case study and from good practices of other university libraries, recommendations are presented for professionalizing products and services by academic libraries to facilitate the adoption of OE into educational practice and to develop institutional policies and regulations that support educators with these practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-407
Number of pages16
JournalNew Review of Academic Librarianship
Volume25
Issue number2-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Library innovation
  • OER
  • open education
  • open textbooks
  • user acceptance model

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