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This is the author accepted manuscript (AAM). The published version is available in Collection Management, a Taylor & Francis journal. DOI: 10.1080/01462679.2019.1588181

Abstract

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.

Keywords

open educational resources, OER, textbooks, affordability, higher education, course materials, library collections

Date of this Version

3-26-2019

DOI

10.1080/01462679.2019.1588181

Available for download on Saturday, September 26, 2020

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