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Published on Nov 21, 2016
Beth Bernhardt UNC-Greensboro
Joseph Thomas East Carolina University
Attitudes towards college textbooks and other course content are rapidly changing. Spiraling costs have made textbooks a political issue in some states. As a result, librarians have begun to take notice, reversing course on the traditional library view of textbooks. A number of libraries are looking for more affordable ways for students to access textbooks. Many are leveraging open educational resources (OER) as alternatives to expensive, commercially-published textbooks. Hear how UNC Greensboro and East Carolina University had two different approaches to help with this issue and how they came together to learn from each other and assist each other with their expertise.