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Integrating Library Resources into the Curriculum: Getting Started

Open Educational Resources (OERs)

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation defines OERs as "Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."

Digital Rights Management (DRM) free

  • Simultaneous online access for an unlimited number of users
  • Unlimited DRM-free chapter downloads that never expire
  • Unlimited printing and copy/paste
  • No requirement for the user to log in or use special software (goodbye adobe digital editions!)
  • Interlibrary loan for all ebook chapters