Open Education, Data, and Publishing Services

The OEDP offers guidance, consultation and instruction assistance in the creation of openly published textbooks and articles, navigating author rights and the use of copyrighted materials and all areas of data management. The department also maintains ScholarWorks, our institutional repository, and Pressbooks, our textbook authoring software.


Schedule an appointment with our specialists for in-depth assistance.

Research Guides

Guides with assistance on a range of scholarly publishing and open access issues.

Open Sessions

Browse upcoming workshops on creating open education materials, working with data and coding, preparing Data Management Plans, and more.


ScholarWorks@UARK highlights a growing collection of faculty publications, presentations, student work and teaching materials. Review the collection or add your work!


Pressbooks is our library’s textbook publishing software. Look at the catalog to see what we have already published or request a consultation with our Open Education Librarian.

We Are

Lora Lennertz

  • Director, Open Education, Data, and Publishing Services
  • 479-575-7197

Melody Herr

  • Head, Office of Scholarly Communications
  • 479-575-4233

Christine Rickabaugh

Mahmud Afroz

Jessica Kelly

Meerim Seiitova

Reza Taghavi