Academic institutions around the United States are facing pressure to reduce tuition and fees in order to keep higher education accessible. Open Education Resources (OER) is one attempt by academic institutions to provide high quality education resources at a lower cost to students, by replacing traditional textbooks with freely available or low cost materials. Libraries as information experts play an active role in the implementation of OER. This article looks at the current state of OER and what potential impacts OER will have on libraries.
open educational resources, OER, textbooks, affordability, higher education, course materials, library collections
Date of this Version
Reed, Jason B. and Jahre, Benjamin, "Reviewing the Current State of Library Support for Open Educational Resources" (2019). Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research. Paper 219.