DRAFT*** Borrowing some wording from SPARC-ARLThe BCOER Librarians is a private discussion list is primarily intended for BCOER 0perations and assisting in the communication on our monthly meetings and member discussions related to BCOER projects. The list may also be used by members for

  • sharing ideas, resources and best practices pertaining to OER.
  • and as a source of important updates about policy, research, projects and other news from the broader OER movement particularly events in BC postsecondary.

*** Note: there is a list for broader discussion around OER moderated by SPARC – don’t want to duplicate effort but do we need one Canadian /BC focussed?

The list will be administered by BCcampus, and will start out as a moderated list. Current moderators: Leva & Any Volunteers?


  • Posts to the list should fall within one or more of the three functions above.
  • Cross-posting is discouraged. If you wish to share a post from another listserv, please forward it and add a note at the top explaining the relevance to this list.
  • When starting a new post, choose a clear and concise subject line that describes the topic.
  • When replying to posts, please only respond to the group if the response is relevant to the group. Otherwise respond to the sender.
  • Generally speaking, posts should deal with one topic at a time.
  • If you are seeking some sort of general information, such as how to discuss OER issues with a bookstore manager, volunteer to gather all the responses, recommend that others contact you directly, and then summarize the responses for the list. This will help keep list traffic more manageable.

Posts that do not meet the guidelines will be returned to the sender for corrections at the moderators’ discretion.