What is Zero-Cost textbook replacement?

Open educational resources are licensed in a way that allows you to reuse, edit, remix, etc. as long as you provide attribution to the original creator and follow the stipulations of the creative commons license. Then you can offer the materials at no-cost (free) to your students. Sometimes, though, openly licensed materials are not yet available–particularly in highly specialized fields. In these cases, faculty can use library materials (and freely available copyrighted works) available on the Internet to replace a textbook. You cannot modify or alter copyrighted content in any way and a proper citation is required. Library materials are “zero-cost” to the student because the College has paid for their use by students and faculty.

If you are interested in working with a librarian to develop a Zero-Cost textbook replacement project, contact us!

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