Title of Presentation

Reducing Textbook Cost with Current Library E-book Holdings

Presentation Type

Presentation

Description

The high cost of textbooks interferes with student success. Last fall, librarian Maura Valentino began a program to compare the list of required textbooks across the university to the library’s holdings of e-books with unlimited license. This allows each student in a given class to access the textbook for free, from anywhere, at any time. To date, this program has saved students $830,000 and that figure grows each quarter. This presentation will review the number of books found and purchased, the amount saved and the workflow that can be used to create a similar program at other institutions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will understand the immense amount of money that their own library can save their students.
  • Participants will understand the workflow and time required to create a similar program at their university.

Conference Track

Engagement/Impact

Comments/Notes

Room: ML 160

Start Date

31-3-2017 2:15 PM

End Date

31-3-2017 3:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19109

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Reducing Textbook Cost with Current Library E-book Holdings

The high cost of textbooks interferes with student success. Last fall, librarian Maura Valentino began a program to compare the list of required textbooks across the university to the library’s holdings of e-books with unlimited license. This allows each student in a given class to access the textbook for free, from anywhere, at any time. To date, this program has saved students $830,000 and that figure grows each quarter. This presentation will review the number of books found and purchased, the amount saved and the workflow that can be used to create a similar program at other institutions.