Falvey Library’s, John Banionis, Metrics and Assessment Librarian, and Marianne Watson, Director of Resource Management and Description, presented at the second annual Affordable Learning PA Summit, held virtually from Sept. 9-25, on the Affordable Materials Project’s book matching program.
Their presentation, So Many Ways to Save: Library Access to Course Materials, details the workflow and processing improvements implemented to acquire digital rights management free (DRM-free) or unlimited simultaneous users e-books that have been reported to the University’s bookstore by faculty as required reading and delivering them to registered students in time for the first day of class. The presentation also details potential student savings, e-book usage and cumulative return on investment on e-books acquired and in the Falvey collection.
Affordable Learning PA is a community of practice focused on promoting open and affordable textbooks in Pennsylvania institutions of higher education. Is it administered by the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI) and funded by the Library Services and Technology Act from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Office of the Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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