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Our team of highly experienced librarians, information professionals and intellectual property experts can work collaboratively with you to support you to develop your own effective distance library service.

Using user-centric and evidence-based service design approaches informed by years of OU experience in distance learning, we can inform the development of your library services that are optimised for online and that deliver a high-quality user experience. 

Our expertise

The Open University Library provides information and knowledge management expertise on a range of areas, including:

  • Digital capabilities
  • Online training
  • Learning activity design
  • Content licensing, procurement and management
  • UX research at a distance
  • Research Data Management
  • Open Repositories
  • Copyright and Intellectual property
  • Realtime helpdesk services
  • Accessibility
  • Metadata

Examples of our work

Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

Develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life with this free course. It explores a range of digital skills and practices, including digital identity, digital well-being, staying safe and legal, finding and using information and online tools, and dealing with information overload.

Being digital

Being digital is a collection of short, easy to follow activities. They cover the skills we all need to be effective online, whether it’s searching efficiently, critically evaluating information, communicating and sharing online, or selecting the right online tool for your needs.

How we can help

Contact us to discuss your needs and find out how we could support you.

If you are located in the UK, please contact us at ukpartnerships@open.ac.uk

If you are outside the UK please contact us at OUW-enquiries@open.ac.uk.

Allow us to learn more about your specific requirements

Speak to our business team by Skype, phone or email to find out how we can help you.

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