The Open Educational Resources Standing Committee is a sub-committee of the Collections Community. Members are responsible for connecting with existing groups (committees, working groups and communities) that span COPPUL’s three strategic pillars: Indigenous Knowledge; Collections - Scholarly Communications and Shared Print; and Digital Stewardship. Its role is to identify and understand the intersections between these groups and make recommendations to the Board and Directors on Open Educational Resource initiatives. Specifically, this group will
In order to benefit from the deep knowledge and experience of COPPUL committee members that represent COPPUL’s three strategic areas, the following groups will be invited to nominate a representative from their group to sit on the OER Standing Committee: the Collections Community; the Digital Stewardship Network Standing Committee; the Scholarly Communications Working Group; the Shared Print Standing Committee, and the Indigenous Knowledge Standing Committee. Regular participation is not mandatory. To provide knowledge and context, the committee will also normally be made up of two librarians with Open Educational Resource experience to help inform the discussions. In the event that committees are unable to commit a representative from their group, documents arising from this committee will be made available to all COPPUL groups on the COPPUL shared drive to give each group an opportunity to view and comment on topics and recommendations arising out of this committee.
Where possible representation will be balanced between province and size of institution.
The term of service is two years (once renewable), and will be posted on the COPPUL website by the Executive Director. In the first year of operation, half the terms of service will be three years to allow the members’ terms to be staggered.
The COPPUL Executive Director and one COPPUL Coordinator will serve as ex officio members.
Calls for new members will be made by the Executive Director in September/October of each year and communicated broadly across the membership. New member nominations, including self-nominations, are subject to nomination by the committee members. The Board approves all new nominations.