Deep Web Tech Blog

Mason OER Metafinder gets some buzz

A while back we introduced the new open educational resources (OER) search engine that DWT and George Mason University (GMU) collaborated to build. We’re delighted to read that the Mason OER Metafinder is gaining some traction. Wally Grotophorst, Associate University Librarian for Digital Programs and Systems at George Mason University, and champion for the DWT/GMU collaboration shared the buzz:

This unsolicited (and favorable) mention on a listserv aimed at precisely the right group of people was catalytic.  Within two days, I searched the LibGuides community site and found 28 institutions already linking to our OER Metafinder. Seeing it was catching on with LibGuides users, I added search widget code to our “About the Metafinder” page. As I write this, two weeks after [the listserv mention], I see more than 85+ sites are linking to us.

Congratulations, Wally and GMU!