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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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Textbook Transformation Grants Round Nine: Due April 30, 2017

The ALG Textbook Transformation Grants Round Nine Request for Proposals has been released, and Round Nine is currently open. Round Nine applications are due on April 30, 2017. Request for Proposals Link The Request for Proposals, including all details regarding the Textbook Transformation … Continue reading

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Textbook Transformation Grants Call for Proposals Rounds 3-5

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Affordable Learning Georgia has issued a call for proposals for their Textbook Transformation Grants here.  The grants support the adoption of low-cost or no cost course materials. This is the rounds 3-5 of Textbook Transformation grant opportunities. So far, these … Continue reading

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Why Professors are creating and using free and open textbooks

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College textbook prices are increasing faster than tuition and inflation. The College Board estimates that students need $1200 per year for textbooks. Based on that number, students in the University System of Georgia (USG) could spend $360,000,000 this year on … Continue reading

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Textbook Transformation Grants Call for Proposals

Affordable Learning Georgia has issued a call for proposals for their Textbook Transformation Grants.  The grants support the adoption of low-cost or no cost course materials. This is the second round of Textbook Transformation grant opportunities; the first round resulted … Continue reading

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Kicking off Open Access Week with Affordable Learning Georgia

Open Access Week begins today and runs through October 26.  This international event helps scholars and researchers spread the word about open access to scholarly articles, open data, and open educational resources. In celebration, the GSU library will be blogging … Continue reading

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