Report Open Access

Open Education in European Libraries of Higher Education (2021 report).

Gema Santos-Hermosa; Vanessa Proudman; Paola Corti

This report summarises the results of a survey of European libraries on Open Education (OE) and Open Education Resources (OER) prepared by SPARC Europe. It was done in consultation with the European Network of Open Education Librarians (ENOEL). 

Launched in May 2021, the survey, which targeted academic librarians across Europe, garnered over 230 responses from 28 countries. This report is the 2021 version of the 2020 report under the same title, which was the first of its kind. The 2021 report is framed by the UNESCO Recommendation on OER.

The survey questionnaire can be found here:

The survey dataset can be found here:

The two-page summary of the key takeaways and recommendations can be found here:

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