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Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

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Watch Paywall, the movie. (It’s a free movie.) Have you ever been prompted to pay for an article that you need for your research? If so, you’ve seen what we call a paywall. The GSU library subscribes to hundreds of … Continue reading

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Open Library for the Humanities

Although the Open Library for the Humanities (OLH) was launched only two years ago, their responsiveness to the specific needs of Humanities researchers provides a promising foundation for the creation and sustainability of high-quality open content for the field. Currently, … Continue reading

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The Public Library of Science: Openness and Integrity

With 17 years of progress behind them, the Public Library of Science (PLOS), continues to prove that it is possible to change the nature of scholarly publishing practices for the better. PLOS publishes highly regarded, peer-reviewed journals. Its business model … Continue reading

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Teaching with content from The Public Domain Review

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What is The Public Domain Review? The Public Domain Review (PDR) is a journal curating and commenting on content in the public domain. The journal focuses on the best and lesser known images, books, film, and audio selections from nearly … Continue reading

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What’s in a textbook?

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Rice University might say freedom. Freedom to teach in new ways. Freedom to learn affordably. Since 2012, Rice University has been getting it right with textbooks. What are they doing that’s different? Rice is listening to faculty and students alike … Continue reading

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Grants from Affordable Learning Georgia—Round 11 Deadline: January 22

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Textbook costs for students can be significant, and students report that this cost barrier often has a negative impact on their success. If you are interested in reducing textbook costs for your students by adopting, adapting or creating course materials … Continue reading

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Today from Noon-1pm: One GSU professor’s experience creating an open textbook

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Join us today in CURVE on the second floor of Library South as Dr. Susan Willey shares the challenges and triumphs involved in creating an open textbook. This event is part of the GSU Library’s week long celebration of Open … Continue reading

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Featured Open Educational Resource: Psychology Textbooks from the Noba Collection

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The Noba Collection is a growing collection of openly licensed psychology related textbooks. Instructors can build their own textbooks from adaptable modules or choose from ready-made textbooks. The project aims to lower costs for students, make psychology textbooks freely available … Continue reading

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Featured Open Educational Resource: The American Yawp

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Already in use at Georgia State University and at the University of Georgia, American Yawp by Ben Wright and Joseph Locke (eds.) won a 2014 Digital Humanities Award for Best Use of Digital Humanities for Public Engagement. 2015-2016 Edition Updates … Continue reading

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Featured Open Educational Resource: The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

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Congratulations to Dr. Susan Willey, Dr. Zoe Salloom, and Emerson Stewart. This team received an Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Award for creating an outstanding free e-textbook for the course, BUSA 2106: The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business. The … Continue reading

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