infoDOCKET notes that “aside from purchasing textbooks, a coalition of various members around the UMass community is working to create free education options for students. The W.E.B. DuBois Library also offers a free supply of textbooks available for loan…
The Open Education Initiative works with the library and Provost’s Office to allocate funding to faculty who wish to implement open education resources into their curriculum…”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “SAGE Publishing has announced a partnership with Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK), a state wide academic library consortium, to give students access to discounted e-Textbooks. With the new agreement, students will pay an average of $29 per eBook, saving more than 60% per title…”
infoDOCKET also reports on “George Smart who manages “the largest open digital archive of major 20th century American architecture magazines. The registry features roughly 6,000 complete issues spanning dozens of titles American Architect, Arts & Architecture, and Sears, Roebuck and Co., to industry-specific trade magazines.In all, there are some two-and-a-half million downloadable pages—roughly 750 gigabytes of content—dating as far back as the late 1800s. The web resource also includes a masters’ gallery that showcases the residential output of the most famous 20th century architects…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum Digital Archive is now available in the UH Digital Library.
More than 30 years of Houston LGBTQ history is preserved and presented in this collection from the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of GLBT History (GCAM). The collection contains over 150 LGBT newspapers from central Texas, the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and other Texas regions, from the 1970s through the early 2000s…”
infoDOCKET reports that “Negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the Commission have reached an agreement on a revised directive that will facilitate the availability and re-use of public sector data…
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