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Scholarly Communications: Drake Library

A guide to the newest unit in Drake Library, SUNY Brockport. The unit focuses on supporting and encouraging the progress of Open Access and Open Educational Resources.

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OER range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation. (From UN.

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The links below are drawn from the Geneseo "Oasis" and similar search engines.


Brockport OER Program

Brockport is participating in the 2023-24 SUNY-wide initiative for faculty adopting open educational resources (OER). The program is designed to help keep textbook costs affordable, particularly in high enrollment courses. Both full time and adjunct faculty are eligible. Instructors are asked to consult with a librarian and submit a revised OER syllabus.

Brockport OER faculty requirements:

          1. majority (at least 51%) of course materials are OER

          2. commit to using OER materials in the course for three years

          3. participate in pre and post surveys of students and faculty regarding OER use

          4. complete an Open Education Resources (OER) Course Development Incentive form.

For more information, contact Mary Jo Orzech (

Last Updated: Apr 5, 2024 1:26 PM