The high cost and lack of availability of commercial print textbooks is a major concern to both students and their parents. To address these concerns, the Provost’s Office and the University Libraries of the University of Massachusetts Amherst launched the Open Education Initiative in the Spring of 2011, having saved over $750,000 to date. This model has an implementation strategy that is easy for others to adopt.
- Jay Schafer (Director of Libraries, UMass Amherst)
- Marilyn Billings (Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian, UMass Amherst)
For full bios and links to related resources, see the event announcement.
WHEN: Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 9:00am-10:00am US eastern time (see local time conversion)
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