Touro College LibrariesSara Tabaei, Library Information Literacy Director
Phone: 212-463-0400; ext. 55233
The Touro College OER Initiative is an effort by the Touro College Libraries to support faculty across the Touro College and University System in adopting, adapting, and authoring open educational resources for their teaching. Our institutional repository, Touro Scholar, is a platform to promote open access to research and host peer-reviewed journals.
- Publishing activities began: 2009
- Location: United States
- Languages published: English
- Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
- Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 2 - Early
- Stage comments:
- Open access focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
- Program advisory/editorial board: No
- Peer reviewed journals: 90%
- Professional staff: 3
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based student-created; journals, inactive back-issues; monographs; newsletters; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.
PartnersInternal partners: individual faculty
Openness to working with external partners: Only work with internal partners
Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?
Work with a university press?
Administer a university press?
Technologies & Services
- Digital Commons (bepress)
- audio/video streaming
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- compiling indexes and/or TOCs
- data visualization
- graphic design (print or web)
- ISSN registry
- peer review management
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We plan to continue to expand our OER publishing efforts, building on a NNLM grant awarded in the previous academic year to develop OER in the health and allied health fields. Additionally, we seek to better integrate our services and provide support to our university press which specializes in the field of Jewish studies.
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