Finding OERs

This table gives an overview of some of the key sources you can use to find OERs for information literacy teaching and learning. Please get in touch if you know of others that we should include.

Name & link Description Scope & type of material
Jorum
(NOTE: please see below for information about future retirement of Jorum)
UK JISC-funded repository hosting a range of OERs.
Jorum recently launched an Information and Digital Literacy Skills collection featuring nearly 200 resources.
UK-based, covering further and higher education.
Primarily includes online learning objects in a wide variety of formats.
NDLR (National Digital Learning Resources) Irish community of HE academics developing and sharing OERs.
It includes a library, information and archival studies collection.
Irish repository covering higher education.
Online & face-to-face teaching materials.
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) Curated collection of OERs, all of which are peer-reviewed.
MERLOT has a Library and Information Sciences Portal with over 600 resources.
US-based with international submissions, covering higher education.
Includes online learning objects in a wide variety of formats and training materials for use in workshops.
PRIMO (Peer Reviewed Instructional Material Online) Database of information literacy online materials, hosted by the US Association of College & Research Libraries. US-based with international submissions, covering higher education.
Primarily includes online learning objects.

As well as the IL-specific sources listed above, a list of other sources for finding and hosting OER content is available from Jorum.


*NOTE: JISC is retiring Jorum as of September 2016. Until then, Jorum will still be available to find OER content but we would not advise uploading your own content to the site until more information is available.

These case studies illustrate some exemplary OERs created by library and information practitioners from across the UK. Please get in touch if you have a case study you’d like to share with the community.

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