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Recent OER & Affordability News
The National Association of College Stores (NACS) has come out in opposition to the proposed merger of Cengage and McGraw-Hill. The story in Inside Higher Ed explains their position.
At the 40th session of the 2019 UNESCO General Conference An important step forward: Intergovernmental Expert Meeting adopts revised Draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources by consensus – submission to UNESCO’s General Conference in November 2019. Full Article
Relating to U.S Federal Agency compliance with the current U.S. requirements for Public Access to Federally Funded Research Outputs The Report describes the current state of 19 agencies and recommendations for improved compliance
The Open Publishing Awards were announced on 16 October 2019. The awards are given in four categories; Open Content, Open Source Software, Open Publishing Models, and Open Publishing Lifetime Contribution. Information for recipients is available at https://openpublishingawards.org.