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Hider, P., Dalgarno, B., Bennett, S., Liu, Y., Gerts, C., Daws, C., Spiller, B., Parkes, R., Knight, P., Macaulay, R. & Carlson, L. (2014). Auditing the office for learning and teaching resource library. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald & S. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology (pp. 663-667). Dunedin: ascilite.


The Australian government Office for Learning and Teaching's (OLT) Resource Library is a key means of disseminating the outcomes from projects funded by itself and its predecessor organisations, the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) and the Carrick Institute. In order to apply the recommendations and resources emanating from these projects, it is vital that educators and other stakeholders are aware of, and effectively able to use, the Resource Library. Based on anecdotal evidence indicating a lack of awareness of the Resource Library and problems with consistently being able to search for and retrieve relevant resources from the database, the OLT commissioned a project to formally evaluate the Library and redesign it to improve access and usability. This paper reports on the project's progress, including the results from a questionnaire completed by 117 higher education stakeholders.