New and Noteworthy is the City Tech Library O.E.R. Team’s monthly 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.


  • Introduction to Systems Biology: Workbook for Flipped-Classroom Teaching, by Thomas Sauter and Marco Albrecht, Open Book Publishers (2023). License: CC BY-NC
    “This book is an introduction to the language of systems biology, which is spoken among many disciplines, from biology to engineering. Authors Thomas Sauter and Marco Albrecht draw on a multidisciplinary background and evidence-based learning to facilitate the understanding of biochemical networks, metabolic modeling and system dynamics.”

Career and Technology Teacher Education

  • Contextualised open educational practices: Towards student agency and self-directed learning, by Jako Olivier, Charlene du Toit-Brits, Byron J. Bunt, and Amit Dhakulkar (2022). License: CC BY
    “This book covers original research on the implementation of open educational practices through the use of open educational resources at the university level. […] The envisaged chapters cover conceptual and review research and empirical work focussing on open educational practices and the use of renewable assessments. […] Despite the existence of some general works on open education in terms of policy, social justice and open textbooks, this book will be unique in exploring the intersections of openness, specifically with contextualisation, student agency and self-directedness.”

Communication Design

Computer Systems Technology

Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology

  • Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management, by Donald Coffelt and Chris Hendrickson (2019). License: CC BY-SA
    “The text draws examples and discusses a wide variety of infrastructure systems, including roadways, telecommunications, power generation, buildings and systems of infrastructure. We have found that some common fundamentals of asset management, analysis tools and informed decision-making are useful for a variety of such systems.”


  • Intermediate Microeconomics, by Joel Bruneau and Clinton Mahoney, University of Saskatchewan (2023). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Intermediate Microeconomics is a comprehensive microeconomic theory text that uses real world policy questions to motivate and illustrate the material in each chapter.”

Hospitality Management

  • Bakery and Business Math, by Eunice Graham, Renton Technical College. License: CC BY
    This text includes information on business-related math such as budgeting and profit margins, as well as recipe-related math such as recipe ratios and pan size adjustments. 

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design, by Jacqulyn A. Baughman, Iowa State University Digital Press (2023). License: CC BY-SA
    “This course provides an overview of mechanical engineering design with applications to thermal and mechanical systems, and an introduction to current design practices used in industry. As part of the course design, learners will complete a semester-long team project focused on addressing societal needs.”


  • 2023 Compendium of North American Nursing OER, by Kyle Montgomery, Marnie Seal,  Shannon Dowdall-Smith, Remar Mangaoil, Phyllis Montgomery, and Sharolyn Mossey (2023). License: CC BY
    “The aim of this compendium is to provide nurse educators with an easily accessible collection of 25 resources designed to support student learning, particularly within nursing programs.”


  • Cases on Social Issues: For Class Discussion – 2nd Edition, by Deidre Maultsaid, Brianna Doyle, and Celine Wai Shan Li, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (2023). License: CC BY-NC
    “ Inspired by input from post-secondary students and authored by students and people who are usually under-represented in education material, this resource is designed for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, business, healthcare, science, agriculture, environmental studies, Indigenous studies, land use studies, law and more. Each case is supplemented with modifiable discussion prompts, notes for teaching strategies, and a short reading list.”
  • The Last Years of Polish Jewry: at the edge of the abscess: essays, 1927-33 (volume 1), by Yankev Leshchinksy. Translated by Robert Brym. Translation: 2023. License: CC BY-NC
    “Ukrainian-born Yankev Leshchinsky (1876-1966) was the leading scholarly and journalistic analyst of Eastern European Jewish socioeconomic and political life from the 1920s to the 1950s. Known as “the dean of Jewish sociologists” and “the father of Jewish demography,” Leshchinsky published a series of insightful and moving essays in Yiddish on Polish Jewry between 1927 and 1937. The Last Years of Polish Jewry helps to rectify this situation by translating some of Leshchinsky’s key essays.”

World Languages

  • Français inclusif: An Interactive Textbook for French 102, by Brittney Gehrig, Dr. Mariah Devereux Herbeck, Amber Hoye, Madelynn Ruhter, Sharon Westbrook, Boise State University (2023). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This textbook provides a remixed version of Français Interactif exercises, adding interactivity and new exercises. It offers an easy way for students to study the vocabulary and grammar for each module, while providing exercises to practice and apply what they’ve learned. Modules also contain an introduction page with learning objectives, a cultural reflection assignment, a presentational speaking and/or writing assessment, and Allez plus loin (Go further) page which contains additional content.”

City Tech OER Team:
Cailean Cooney, Assistant Professor, OER Librarian: Joshua Peach, Adjunct Reference & OER Librarian:
Jo Thompson, Adjunct Reference & OER Librarian:

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