The cost of college textbooks has risen at 300% the rate of inflation since 1978, with a 90% cost increase over the last decade alone. Students increasingly report not purchasing textbooks due to high costs, a trend which is widely recognized to negatively impact student learning outcomes. To address these concerns and build on the FSU Open Access initiative, FSU Libraries has adopted a number of Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives including Alternative Textbook Grants. Find out more on our OER research guide.
Are you interested in replacing expensive textbooks with eReserves (OERs or library licensed materials)? Email me to set up a consultation.
When placing items on eReserves, FSU Libraries follows all applicable copyright laws. Please visit our Policies and Practices page to learn more about course reserves, what items can and cannot be placed on reserve, and information about materials such as streaming videos.
1. Access the eReserves request form in the Canvas navigation Help menu.
The Reserves Specialist will work with you to import library licensed or open access material into your course.
Once your request is processed, you will find your materials in the Files tab in your course site.
You can then move the library resources within your course site to pages, modules, assignments, and more.