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Open Education Network (OEN)

MCLS & Open Education Network (OEN): Partnership to Advance Open Education

MCLS has joined the Open Education Network (OEN) new-window-icon.png as a consortial member effective July 1. A recognized leader in helping academic institutions advocate and advance open at their colleges and universities, OEN utilizes a proven program to engage with faculty in the review and development of open education textbooks. This membership allows MCLS to stay current with Open Education efforts and offers multiple benefits to MCLS academic member libraries, including:

To encourage OEN Allied membership and support Open Education initiatives at campuses across Indiana and Michigan, MCLS offered sponsorships for OEN Allied memberships. Congratulations to the following seven Michigan academic libraries who were awarded sponsorships in September 2021:

MCLS will provide 50% of the cost for each membership for these libraries over the next two years. Each library will pay the other 50% which totals to $262.50 per year.

In early 2022, MCLS will launch its OEN services for non-allied members, providing opportunities for libraries to access OEN resources and services through a MCLS member-based community.

Questions regarding MCLS & OEN should be sent to Stephanie D. Davis, MCLS eLicensing and Collection Resources Manager at daviss@mcls.org or 517-489-4577.