The 2019 Open Educational Resources Grant

Interested faculty members who want to explore a potential project suitable for a FITI or OER grant are invited to meet with Amy Sugar and Deborah Prosser in the Bookmark Cafe on Wednesday 2/6 (12 – 1 pm) or Thursday 2/7 (1-2 pm). We will buy you a cup of coffee.

The online grant application is due on 2/28/19. Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

The 2019 Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant aims to accomplish three main goals:

  • Significantly lower the cost of required materials (i.e. textbooks) to enrolled students in a specific course.
  • Maintain and improve student learning outcomes and satisfaction with the required materials.
  • Contribute to the growing body of OER available to the global higher education community.

Grants in the form of stipends of up to $3000 are available for Rollins faculty members interested in working with a team consisting of the Director of the Endeavor Center for Faculty Development, an instructional technologist, and a librarian to lower the textbook costs for students in a specific course using Open Educational Resources (OER). The grant will be for three years, or three iterations of a specific course. Therefore, grants could last for a minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six years. The committee will fund up to one new OER project per academic year. This program is open to both full-time and contingent faculty members teaching in CLA, Crummer, and Holt.


Upcoming ProQuest Maintenance Downtime

Olin Patrons,
Proquest books products will be down for maintenance starting on August 18th, at 12:00 pm EST, for an expected duration of 5 hours.
All other Proquest products will be down for maintenance starting on August 18th, at 10:00 pm EST, for an expected duration of 8 hours.
These products and services will be unavailable during these windows. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and will update this page should any changes to the maintenance schedule occur.

Ebook Central Brief Downtime Coming Sunday, July 8

Olin Patrons,
Ebook Central Brief Downtime Coming Sunday, July 8
To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, Ebook Central and LibCentral will undergo routine maintenance beginning Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. The platform will be offline for about 20 minutes. View this maintenance in any time zone here.

We appreciate your patience while this maintenance is completed.

New databases available!

We are pleased to announce that we’ve added access to the following databases for Olin patrons:
The Economist Archive:
For over 170 years, the Economist has reported on the world’s political, business, scientific, technological, and cultural developments and the connections between them. The Economist Historical Archive offers full-color and full-text coverage of each weekly issue of the magazine from 1843-four years ago, with a new year of content added each year.
Life Magazine Archive:
Full-color, cover-to-cover coverage of the photojournalism magazine from its first issue in November 1936 through December 2000.
National Geographic Magazine Archive:
Comprehensive, timely articles and legendary photos documenting life on our planet any beyond. The National Geographic Archive offers full-color and full-text coverage of each issue of the magazine from 1888-current.
Smithsonian Magazine Archive:
The full archive of the Smithsonian Institution’s official journal, including Air & Space.
Time Magazine Archive:
Full-color, cover-to-cvoer coverage of the magazine from its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000.
These resources, as well as many others are available at

Library Serials Update

Greetings Olin Patrons

In order to make room for the thousands of print books we continue to buy each year, the Rollins College faculty from every department have carefully reviewed our collection of print and microform serials.

The vast majority of our serials have been online for many years, and we have found that people rarely use them in other formats. Over the next few days, our dedicated library employees will be working hard to remove the serials that were canceled long ago and that we no longer need to support the curriculum.  Soon we will have room for our newest books on the open shelves!