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Wednesday, November 27 • 13:40 - 13:50
Enhancing OER Discovery with OASIS (OEAward19)

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OASIS is an OER search tool developed at SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library by Bill Jones (Digital Resources and Systems Librarian) and Ben Rawlins (former Library Director) in consultation with Alexis Clifton (Director of Open Teaching and Learning) and Allison Brown (Digital Publishing Services Manager).  This tool searches multiple vetted sources for materials, a majority of which are in the public domain or openly licensed.  

OASIS helps fills a void in the discovery of open content and eliminates a barrier to OER adoption by reducing the frustration in finding relevant materials. Developed over the span of two and half months, OASIS has a simplistic, easy-to-use, and mobile-friendly interface that was built utilizing the Bootstrap framework. When OASIS was officially launched on September 5, 2018, it searched 52 different sources and contained more than 155,000 records. Since then, we have added 46 additional sources and more than 213,000 additional records, some of which have been recommended by the OER community. In its current state, OASIS searches open content from 98 sources and contains more than 368,000 records.

To date, OASIS has had 40,386 users from 142 different countries, with 53,147 sessions and 198,834 page views. Users can search using single/multiple words and “quoted phrase” strings, or users can select a particular material type by clicking a button on the homepage to limit results to a particular type. Searchable material types include textbooks, courses, course materials, interactive simulations, public domain books, audiobooks, modules, open access books, videos, podcasts, and learning objects.

We are continuing to look at ways that we can enhance this project to make it even more useful to our faculty, librarians, and other members of the OER community.

Winners of the 2019 Open Education Award for Excellence: OER Curation

Speakers
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Bill Jones

Digital Resources and Systems Librarian, State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo Milne Library
Bill Jones is the Digital Resources and Systems Librarian at SUNY Geneseo Milne Library. He is the lead developer of Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) and currently serves as the webmaster for ALA RUSA STARS. Bill supports SUNY libraries through his service in SUNYLA... Read More →
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Ben Rawlins

Library Director, SUNY Geneseo
Co-developer of OASIS
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Alexis Clifton

My current professional focus is on accessibility, access, and inclusion in educational content.My background is in OER advocacy and program leadership, and teaching English composition and literature at the community college level. I love course design and online instruction.
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Allison Brown

Digital Publishing Services Manager, State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo)



Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:40 - 13:50 CET
BL28 Carassa Dadda (plenary)