California Dreaming - Coordinating Statewide Efforts in the Golden State - Shared screen with speaker view
Thanks for your introductions!
Please feel free to ask questions in the chat at any time.
Xiaoyang Behlendorf, Department Chair and Collection Development Librarian at Los Angeles Valley College.
Haha USC used to be California for me because of football. Now I associated it with USouth Carolina.
Thought they changed that to U of SC?
Ah I should know that- I actually live in Columbia, and with someone who works there.
Northern California has fewer colleges but more trees :)
We have beaches :)
Kings Canyon is amazing!
Wow... I want to live there.
Animal management can have a dark side as well....just sayin"...
...yeah that's true. I accidentally bread the library mascots (axolotls) and was silly and sentimental so I didn't destroy the eggs... So many babies and I wanted them to go to good homes... would have been impossible if not for a bout of cannibalism that wiped out almost everyone in three days.
and by bread I mean bred.
that sounds amazing. Next you're going to tell me they offer surfing and just being awesome.
Someone must have surfing. I don’t know about Tahoe - they get a ridic amount of snow.
I guess "bread"+"cannibalism" = "salamander sandwiches"?
haha! It's funny but also.... part of why they're extinct in their native lake in Mexico.
In the Virginia Tech chat Monday night they mentioned that the University Sys in California finally decided to stand up to Elsevier
and have gone without access to those Academic Journals... they've been managing for the past year or more without them... hoping you guys win that tug-of-war.
This is a good example of OER finding tools in Louisiana, https://louislibraries.org/alearningla/find-textbooks
haha. If you guys share the slides maybe you could share some more info about it with them.... :)
Is there a rank order list of the most highly enrolled courses?
Does ASCCC have any interest and resources to lead the effort of a state wide effort to provide a finding tool for all 114 community college faculty who are interested in finding OER resources? Maybe it can be passed on to the Council of Chief Librarians after the expiration of the grant?
Let me explore https://datamart.cccco.edu/DataMart.aspx
When thinking about the 70% goal what does “OER availability” mean? An OER textbook available for the course?
Dave, could you share contact info on the group who is working on OER resource sharing you just mentioned?
@Robin: The documentary Paywall shows some of the issues/challenges with the cost of journals and open access. It came out before the UC/Elsevier decision but has some good info. It used to be on Netflix or Amazon Prime - not sure if it still is. https://paywallthemovie.com/
Awesome! Thank you!