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AtlanticOER is committed to supporting educators across the Atlantic region in developing free, online, accessible learning materials, including textbooks.
AtlanticOER is a service that supports the hosting and creation of open educational resources by educators and students in the Atlantic provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. It is funded by the four provincial provinces through the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET).

Funded by the Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries (CAAL-CBPA), AtlanticOER began as an Open Textbooks Survey working group in 2017-18. In 2018-19, an Open Textbooks Roadmap working group was formed, and this work was continued in 2020-21 by the OER Repository Implementation Working Group. Finally, 2021 saw the creation of the CAAL-CBPA OER Committee.

The AtlanticOER service was officially launched on February 9th, 2021.

Cynthia Holt
Executive Director, Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries (CAAL-CBPA)
Alexandra Marcaccio
AtlanticOER Lead
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OER Committee
The OER Committee focuses on advancing CAAL-CBPA’s strategic goals in relation to open educational resources. The OER Committee coordinates CAAL-CBPA-wide activities relating to open educational resources. The OERC identifies, analyzes, and facilitates OER innovations, strategies, and trends. It proposes new OER initiatives to the CAAL-CBPA Executive Director as well as communicating with CAAL-CBPA member libraries regarding OER issues and developments.
The OER Committee Members include:
Jasmine Hoover, Chair (Cape Breton University)
Ann Smith (Acadia University)
Catherine Arseneau, Board Liaison (Cape Breton University)
Geoffrey Brown (Dalhousie University)
Samantha Daniels (OER Metadata Expert)
Jawad Chowdhury (MUN Students' Union/Memorial University)
Benjamin Fairhurst (StudentsNS/St. Francis Xavier University)
Georgia Saleski (StudentsNS)
Patricia Langille (Saint Mary’s University)
Jason Loxton (Cape Breton University)
Lynn MacGregor (Nova Scotia Community College)
Kim Mears (University of Prince Edward Island)