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ERIC Number: EJ960260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
The Embedded Textbook: Collaborating with Faculty to Employ Library Subscription E-Books as Core Course Text
Ratto, Brooke Gilmore; Lynch, Andy
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v24 n1 p1-16 2012
Student and faculty frustrations with traditional higher education textbook models continue to escalate. These frustrations present an opportunity for academic libraries to forge partnerships with teaching faculty and vendors to repurpose existing library resources. Library and teaching faculty at Southern New Hampshire University collaborated to develop a textbook alternative option from subscription e-book content contained in the Books 24 x 7 database. This alternative consisted of a series of links embedded into the Blackboard learning-management system. This partnership provided students with significant financial relief, allowed students to experiment with using e-book content, and increased library resource awareness and use. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire