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Open Educational Resources & Reed Library: About

About OER

Open educational resources (OER) are tools that educators can use to supplement or build a course. OER are free for anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute and are a low-cost, tailored solution for faculty and students. 

This guide provides an overview of OER, how and why they are used, and resources to find OER for your courses.

SUNY OER Resources

Introductory Video

Reed Library and OER

Reed Library is here to support Fredonia faculty and staff in the adoption of OER. We offer the following services:


For more information on how Reed Library can assist you with OER, contact Kerrie Fergen Wilkes, Associate Director for Research, Outreach, and Assessment, at 716-673-3195 or

This guide uses material by Leah Galka
at SUNY Buffalo State’s Butler Library.

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