New and Noteworthy is the City Tech Library O.E.R. Team’s bi-weekly roundup of new and noteworthy O.E.R. We try to include at least one O.E.R. relevant to each school at City Tech in every post. At the end of the month, these resources will be compiled and distributed by the library liaison for your department. Please contact us if you know of new or particularly interesting O.E.R. to share with our colleagues or would like more information about O.E.R. initiatives at City Tech.

Open Education

  1. Authoring Open Textbooks, by Melissa Falldin and Karen Lauritsen, Open Education Network. License: CC BY
    “This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.”
  1. Considerations of Open: Faculty Reflections about Open Educational Resources, edited by Elvis Bakaitis; contributors: Nora Almeida, Colleen Birchett, Cailean Cooney, Emma Kontzamanis, Sarah Nguyen, Joshua Peach, Christopher Swift, Jesse Rice-Evans, Jenna Spevack, Carol Thomas, and Joanna Thompson, New York City College of Technology (2022).
    License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “The New York City College of Technology (CityTech) fosters robust and interdisciplinary work involving Open Educational Resources. This compilation brings together the reflections of twelve faculty members about the intersection of open resources with Theater Arts, English Literature, Communication Design, Nursing, and Library & Information Science.”

  2. Towards a Critically Open Future: An Annotated Resource Guide for Open Educational Resources, by Brian Mercado, Angela LaScala-Gruenewald, Nicole Cote, Maria Victoria Salazar, and Tania Avilés Vergara; edited by Elvis Bakaitis. License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Annotated Resource Guides offer an in-depth look at a variety of topics, through a critical lens with a focus on open resources. These extensive guides are an essential tool for educators, addressing contemporary issues of police violence, feminist care narratives, the historical impact(s) of pandemics, and Latinx community activism.”

Arts & Sciences 

  1. Climate, Justice and Energy Solutions, by Dargan M. W. Frierson, University of Washington (2022). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Climate, Justice and Energy Solutions is for visionaries, dreamers, utopian thinkers, and social justice advocates. It’s for those who can imagine not just surviving in a world without fossil fuels, but truly flourishing. The hope is that activists in a wide range of fields can use this text to help bolster their knowledge of science-based climate action when they’re building the next wave of social movements, renewable power networks, and regenerative communities.”
  1. Culture and Psychology, by L.D. Worthy,T. Lavigne, and F. Romero, Maricopa Community Colleges (2020). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Culture is one of the most powerful forces in the world. It shapes how we make sense of our world, how we express ourselves and how we understand and relate to others. In this textbook we introduce cultural universals and culturally specific constructs in psychology. This textbook was created for an undergraduate course that appeals to psychology majors and non-majors because it meets several general education and transfer credit requirements.”

Professional Studies

  1. Fermentology: on the culture, history, and future of fermented foods, by NC State University Public Science Lab (2021). License: CC BY
    “Fermentology is a series of talks and related resources about the culture, history, and science behind the foods you have at home. It began as a project of the NC State University Public Science Lab, with support and partnerships from the NC State University Libraries and the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics at the University of Copenhagen. In this website you will find the lectures (captured via Zoom and posted to YouTube), some of which are transcribed and enriched with media, web resources, recipes, and more. Come back often, to taste and see. This is just the start(er).”

  2. Foundations in Digital Marketing: Building meaningful customer relationships and engaged audiences, by Rochelle Grayson, BCcampus (2022). License: CC BY
    “Foundations in Digital Marketing is a textbook intended to introduce marketing students to the world of digital marketing. The book covers fundamental frameworks, practical applications, and online tools that can all be applied to build and execute a cohesive and engaging digital marketing strategy.”

Technology & Design

  1. Coastal Dynamics by Judith Bosboom and Marcel J.F. Stive, TU Delft (2021). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This textbook on Coastal Dynamics focuses on the interrelation between physical wave, flow and sediment transport phenomena and the resulting morphodynamics of a wide variety of coastal systems. The textbook is unique in that it explicitly connects the dynamics of open coasts and tidal basins; not only is the interaction between open coasts and tidal basins of basic importance for the evolution of most coastal systems, but describing the similarities between their physical processes is highly instructive as well. This textbook emphasizes these similarities to the benefit of understanding shared processes such as nonlinearities in flow and sediment transport.”
  1. Dredging Engineering: Special Topics by Sape A. Miedema, TU Delft (2019). License: CC BY-NC-SA.
    “In dredging, production estimating is carried out mainly with analytical physical models of the different dredging processes. Slurry transport of settling slurries and cutting processes in sand, clay and rock are already covered in two other books by the author. Other processes like hopper sedimentation and erosion, water jet fluidization, cutter head spillage, pump/pipeline dynamics and clamshell dredging are covered in this Special Topics Edition.”

City Tech O.E.R. team
Cailean Cooney, Assistant Professor, OER Librarian:
Joshua Peach, Adjunct Reference & OER Librarian:
Rachel Jones, Adjunct Librarian

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