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Poster presented at ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Conference, 2023 and the School of Education Research Colloquium 2023.

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March 2023


Open practices enable increased access to scholarly outputs by removing financial, legal, and technological barriers. However, widespread faculty engagement is still low. Our interdisciplinary team undertook a pilot study to identify those barriers and evaluate their relative influence on faculty decisions to either publish in an open access journal or customize or create an open educational resource (OER). This study employed an explanatory sequential mixed method research design, featuring a web-based survey and follow-up interviews and focus groups to elaborate on responses. The team hopes to use the analyzed data to identify and recommend potential pathways to increase faculty engagement with open practices. For example, recommendations could include increased promotion of library support for these efforts and the explicit support for creating OER in promotion and tenure (P&T) policies. This poster will provide an overview of this research project, share findings from the pilot study, and preview preliminary recommendations.

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VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations