INTRODUCTION

Dear Librarian, welcome to the 2021 edition of SPARC Europe's Survey of European academic libraries and Open Education (OE).

We define Open Education as resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. OE is also about the culture we grow together from our positions and with our different roles.
OER or Open Educational Resources are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others.

This survey was developed in consultation with members of the European Network of Open Education Librarians (ENOEL). Whilst some Higher Education libraries have taken on the OE challenge, others are still to do so. The aim of this survey is to explore and collect information about the work done by academic librarians to implement the UNESCO OER Recommendation, published in Nov 2019. The survey is designed around the five areas of action of the Recommendation.
We plan to use the collected data to organize our activities going forward to provide you with Open Education support in the future.
 
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