SPARC Europe and the European Network of Open Education Librarians launched the survey “Open education in European libraries of higher education”. The survey deadline is 4 June.
The survey is seeking to gain insights into Open Education (OE) practices within academic libraries of higher education in Europe. The 2021 edition of the survey aims specifically to explore and collect information about Covid-19 on one side and the work done by academic librarians to implement the UNESCO Open Education Resources (OER) Recommendation on the other, published in November 2019.
Academic librarians are crucial actors in implementing OE policy, practice and principles and they have played a pivotal role in advancing them, developing Open Access, Open Scholarship and Open Science policies and practices.
With this survey, organisers hope to understand how librarians can weave the UNESCO recommendations into their day-to-day duties, which challenges they encounter and how we can increase and support Open Education in academic libraries of higher education in the future.