Amber Thomas from JISC discussed how institutional repositories, open educational resources, podcasts, digitised library resources, and academic blogs can be used to maximise impact, aid in marketing and recruitment, and increase engagement with the world outside the university.
I have been thinking a lot recently about how to move beyond the rhetoric of “open equals good” towards identifying where open approaches help us meet key business cases. A notable quote from the Power of Open book launch was that “open isn’t a business model, its a part of a business model”. [Read More]
Amber provided a context to her presentation by describing the values of the sector, comparing these to the often despised values of markets, highlighting the openness agenda on one side and the “dirty words” associated with measurement and monetization on the other….
Thomas: How relevant are open access, open educational resources, open practice, open data and open innovation to your day jobs? #iwmw11 #p2