Happy Birthday, BCOER Librarians!

The BCOER Librarians are 2 years old! Since forming in December 2013, this small, but active group developed as an answer to a collegial call for more awareness and advocacy for open textbooks and open education resources, and for working together to support B.C. faculty and instructors in using them. As we look back over … Continued

A Midsummer's Day Hackfest

On Friday July 17th,  BCOER held a summer hackfest. We didn’t get the turnout we originally hoped for— with many of the BCOER away on vacation—but there’s something to be said about small, nimble, and focused teams. We had a very productive day with five of us accomplishing what we set out to do and even ending the … Continued

One Heck of a Hackfest, I'd Say

Last Friday (May 9th) a dozen librarians gathered for a hackfest at SFU Harbour Centre.  Our goal: to work collectively for the day on an OER project we were keen to get done. Participants were a mix of librarians from the recently formed BCOER group, a grassroots group of BC postsecondary librarians interested in OER, as well … Continued