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Making higher education more affordable, one course reading at a time: Academic libraries as key advocates for open access textbooks and educational resources
Okamoto, Karen

PublishedOctober 2013
JournalPublic Services Quarterly
Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 267 - 283

ABSTRACT
Open access textbooks (OATs) and educational resources (OERs) are being lauded as a viable alternative to costly print textbooks. Some academic libraries are joining the OER movement by creating guides to open repositories. Others are promoting OATs and OERs, reviewing them, and even helping to create them. This article analyzes how academic libraries are currently engaged in open access textbook and OER initiatives. By drawing on examples of library initiatives across the United States, the author illustrates how libraries are facilitating the adoption and implementation of these affordable resources.

Keywords academic libraries · open access textbooks · Open Educational Resources · textbook affordability crisis

ISSN1522-9114
RefereedYes
RightsCopyright © 2016 Informa UK Limited
DOI10.1080/15228959.2013.842397
Other informationPublic Services Quarterly
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