In last week’s Open Education Week you could attend lots of (online) activities all over the world. The theme appears to connect to a lot of activities education is facing now. In close connection to SURFs special interest group on this theme, the Dutch libraries joined in a task force to investigate libraries role in open and online education. In the Open Education Week (7 March) they showed their practices and exchanged experiences.

Poster sessions 

Participants could visit a structured poster session where several colleagues presented on their practices. Afterwards, a plenary discussion gave opportunity to discuss future roles and activities. Not surprisingly topics related to two main themes were addressed:

  • how to move publishers into new directions concerning e-content?
  • how to get stakeholders from an educational background enthusiastic to add to and use your offer in this field?


Maastricht University Library was represented by Odin Essers (team e-learning support) and Leonne Portz (team information skills), both from the department of Education & Research Support. They presented on:



Information market

Other stands showed practices on:

  • Pilot Open Learning Resources, pilot eStudybooks (SURFmarket)
  • BUNDLE: Interactive digital reader in Bookshelf (Hogeschool van Amsterdam)
  • E-LITE: Electronic Library Instruction To Explore (Radbout University)
  • Self-instruction modules, digital guides and videos on information literacy skills in Elite (made with Xerte)
  • Online course on information literacy (Wageningen University)
  • Digital Learning Lab (Hogeschool Rotterdam).

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