OER librarian resources

Creative Commons

Creative Commons

Open Educational Resources 

Creating a new OER? It is best practice to provide access to an OER under a Creative Commons licence.  Use the OER Licensing Toolkit to decide which licence is most suitable for your new resource.

Explore and use these sites for Open Education content and resources :

Visit the Smartcopying site which has a useful OER toolkit for teachers, curriculum and e-learning developers.

OA directories and resources


  • DOAB – Directory of Open Access Books
  • DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals
  • OpenDOAR – Directory of Open Access Repositories
  • OAD – Open Access Directory
  • ROAR – Registry of Open Access Repositories


Metadata librarian resources/cataloguer resources