Motivations and barriers in the adoption of OERs: The role of subject librarians Academic Article uri icon


  • OASES (Open Access for Student Educational Success) is unique in that it is a subject librarian based Open Educational Resource (OER) program. Using survey results and the experience of the OASES program, this qualitative analysis utilizes the types of motivations observed in adoptions of new innovations through time applied to OER, examines the barriers to OER adoption encountered by instructors and the OASES program and how subject librarians can help in overcoming them, explores the motivations and needs that come into play for instructors switching to OERs, and examines the expertise and connections subject librarians bring to the table toward successful OER adoptions.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 4.05

author list (cited authors)

  • Kimball, R., Halling, D., Neville, B., & Herbert, B.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Kimball, Rusty||Halling, Derek||Neville, Bruce||Herbert, Bruce

publication date

  • January 2022