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OSU open textbook initiative aims to reduce student costs, enhance learning | News & Research Communications | Oregon State University

OSU open textbook initiative aims to reduce student costs, enhance learning | News & Research Communications | Oregon State University | Academic Libraries, Publishing, Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
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"The open textbook initiative is a collaboration between OSU Libraries, OSU Press and OSU Extended Campus that provides financial, technical and editorial support for faculty members to create “open” texts that aim to reduce costs for students and further position Oregon State as a leader in research and teaching."

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Technology Grant and Libraries Support SUNY Authors to Reduce Textbook Costs | SUNY Geneseo

Technology Grant and Libraries Support SUNY Authors to Reduce Textbook Costs | SUNY Geneseo | Academic Libraries, Publishing, Open Textbooks | Scoop.it

"State University of New York libraries are collaborating with SUNY faculty on innovative publishing initiatives to develop free online textbooks through the Open SUNY Textbook Program, a new academic- friendly publishing model."

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University of Michigan Joins Library Publishing Coalition

University of Michigan Joins Library Publishing Coalition | Academic Libraries, Publishing, Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
The University of Michigan, in collaboration with more than 50 other academic libraries and the Educopia Institute, has joined a two-year project (2013-2014) to create the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC).
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Inside one librarian's quest to provide free textbooks

Inside one librarian's quest to provide free textbooks | Academic Libraries, Publishing, Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
As the cost of higher education skyrockets, the price of textbooks has increased at an even faster clip. According to the American Enterprise Institute, the cost of textbooks in 2012 was 812 percen...
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Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity at Duke University (COPE)

Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity at Duke University (COPE) | Academic Libraries, Publishing, Open Textbooks | Scoop.it

"The compact for open-access publishing equity supports equity in business models by committing each university to "the timely establishment of durable mechanisms for underwriting reasonable publication charges for articles written by its faculty and published in fee-based open-access journals and for which other institutions would not be expected to provide funds."

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SUNY Faculty and Libraries Publishing Open Textbooks

SUNY Faculty and Libraries Publishing Open Textbooks | Academic Libraries, Publishing, Open Textbooks | Scoop.it

"The Open SUNY Textbook Program will produce fifteen free online textbooks this year, thanks to the support from a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) and library funding, as well as the time, skills, and talents of librarians with consultation by SUNY Press."

 

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