Digital Course Materials: Expanding Access & Reducing the Cost of Enrollment

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222191
Title:
Digital Course Materials: Expanding Access & Reducing the Cost of Enrollment
Author:
Brewer, Michael
Affiliation:
University of Arizona Libraries
Issue Date:
24-Apr-2012
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
The cost and accessibility of textbooks and other required course materials has been an issue at both the local and national levels for a long time. Indicative of this is a new requirement in Arizona that universities provide students with a total cost of attendance for each course before they enroll. Universities must do more to improve students' access to required course materials and to reduce the overall cost of education. In the past, supplying students with required course texts was delegated to the bookstore in coordination with teaching faculty. Today, with emerging electronic options and business models, a more nuanced, multi-tiered, and campus-wide approach may be possible and necessary. This poster will detail the major issues and describe some potential solutions.
Identifiers:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222191
Description:
Poster presentation from the Living the Future 8 Conference, April 23-24, 2012, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.
Keywords:
changes for libraries; academic libraries; innovation in libraries; course materials

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDigital Course Materials: Expanding Access & Reducing the Cost of Enrollmenten_US
dc.contributor.authorBrewer, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizona Librariesen_US
dc.date.issued2012-04-24en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe cost and accessibility of textbooks and other required course materials has been an issue at both the local and national levels for a long time. Indicative of this is a new requirement in Arizona that universities provide students with a total cost of attendance for each course before they enroll. Universities must do more to improve students' access to required course materials and to reduce the overall cost of education. In the past, supplying students with required course texts was delegated to the bookstore in coordination with teaching faculty. Today, with emerging electronic options and business models, a more nuanced, multi-tiered, and campus-wide approach may be possible and necessary. This poster will detail the major issues and describe some potential solutions.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/222191en
dc.descriptionPoster presentation from the Living the Future 8 Conference, April 23-24, 2012, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.en_US
dc.subjectchanges for librariesen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectinnovation in librariesen_US
dc.subjectcourse materialsen_US
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