As part of the University of Oklahoma Libraries (OU Libraries) Scholarly Communication & Collection Management division, the Open Initiatives & Scholarly Communication unit provides advocacy, information, programs, and services designed to increase information access, equity, and inclusion. Our full range of Open @ OU services and initiatives are detailed at open.ou.edu.
We hold hybrid open office hours on Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. via Zoom and in Collaboration Room LL2104 of the Data Services Unit (formerly DAVIS), on Lower Level 2 of the Bizzell Memorial Library.
Meet Our Team
Morgan works to increase awareness and adoption of open educational resources (OER) to reduce course material costs for students. She also manages the OU Libraries' Alternative Textbook Grant (ATG), which awards instructors up to $2,500 to abandon costly course materials in favor of those available to their students for free. OER allow faculty to customize their course materials to meet their pedagogical needs. The ATG has saved OU students over $4M in course material costs since 2014. You can reach Morgan at email@example.com.
Nicholas manages the OU Libraries Publishing Services, offering journal hosting for faculty-driven, peer-reviewed open access publications. Our team will help you create a new journal or migrate an existing journal to our platform. We are committed to hosting journals that cover diverse, unique, and underrepresented fields and topics. Nicholas also coordinates our Profiles in Open series, highlighting OU scholars who are "working in the open." You can reach Nicholas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa oversees the unit and is the primary contact for the institutional repository (SHAREOK), which is the home for the intellectual output of OU, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Central Oklahoma and houses digital theses and dissertations, faculty publications, open access publications, open educational resources, institution-specific content, and much more. She also manages publication subvention funding and can be contacted with questions regarding publishing discounts, copyright, open licensing, fair use, and other scholarly communication topics. You can reach Melissa at email@example.com.