I am the Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian for Iowa State University
. I teach our university’s Information Literacy course, Library 160, and provide liaison support for the Anthropology and Sociology departments at the university. However, the bulk of my duties relate to outreach and education about Open Access, Open Education, copyright, and other topics related to Scholarly Communication.
My main job duties at this time are related to Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER). I have created guides
and tools for users to learn more about OER, including a recent series of Youtube videos
to introduce faculty to OER and topics related to Open Education. I have also coordinated our Open Education Mini-Grants
on campus, and participate on Iowa State’s Open & Affordable Education Committee.
My personal and professional interests lie in Open Education, Open Science, and the Digital Humanities: I am interested in the ways that the Digital Humanities are changing the traditional flow of scholarship among scholars in Humanities disciplines, and I am also interested in Open Access monograph publishing and Open Textbook publishing. If you have a research project you are seeking collaborators for, feel free to reach out and I will let you know if I’m interested.
Elder, Abbey K. “Commercial Platforms that Utilize Open Educational Resources: A Crowd-sourced Tool for Sharing Information and Assessing Products.” Spreadsheet. 7 November 2018. https://t.co/xbNC7oVNQP
Elder, Abbey K. “Planning and Implementing an OER Initiative on a Budget.” OER: From Vision to Action, August 2018, Denver, CO. Conference Presentation. http://newprairiepress.org/oer_fromvisiontoaction/2018/presentations/1
Elder, Abbey K. “Identifying OER Needs by Discipline: A User Guide & Survey Instrument.” Questionnaire. 4 May 2018. https://oersurvey.pressbooks.com
Elder, Abbey Kayleen, “Support for Open Access in the Humanities: An Analysis of Current Approaches. ” Master’s Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2017. http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_gradthes/4737
Elder, Abbey Kayleen, “Cross-dressing in Greek Drama: Ancient Perspectives on Gender Performance.” Honors Thesis Projects, University of Tennessee, 2015. http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_chanhonoproj/1868