Open Educational Resources and Scholarship in Law and Legal Studies: the State of Play

Jul 30th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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This session will discuss key developments in the worlds of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access in research. Steven Chang and Thomas Shafee from La Trobe University will provide an overview of the key benefits and challenges/solutions in the context of Law and Legal Studies, situated within the bigger picture of recent developments in open access publishing and open data. This will lay the foundations of how law librarianship can be future-ready in the rapidly changing teaching and research landscape.

Steven Chang

Steven Chang
La Trobe University

Steven is the Coordinator of Digital Literacies and Open Education at La Trobe University Library, where he currently leads a Library OER working group and coordinates an open textbook publishing platform called the La Trobe eBureau. His background is in health sciences librarianship in the hospital context and research data management in universities. Steven has forged keen interests in open scholarship and evidence-based practice. He is the former Chief Editor of Health Inform and taught at the Australian Evidence-Based Practice Librarians’ Institute in 2019.

Thomas Shafee

Thomas Shafee
La Trobe University

Thomas is a data specialist in La Trobe University Library’s Academic Outreach and Engagement team. His professional role focuses on open data and open research outputs and practices within the College of Arts, Social Science and Commerce, building on his background in analysis and visualization of complex datasets. He also helps to run a small publishing group of open access journals, and is an experienced editor of Wikipedia and Wikidata.