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ERIC Number: EJ1138866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1536-7967
Top Textbooks on Reserve: Creating, Promoting, and Assessing a Program to Help Meet Students' Need for Affordable Textbooks
Thompson, Hilary H.; Cotton, Jennifer E. M.
Journal of Access Services, v14 n2 p53-67 2017
In Fall 2014 the University of Maryland Libraries launched a textbook reserves program to help relieve the burden of high textbook costs on students. Although its initial performance was lackluster, workflow refinements and expanded promotion greatly improved usage, resulting in a tenfold increase in circulation and expansion of the program. This article describes the development and promotion of Top Textbooks on Reserve; offers extensive assessment using various performance metrics; and concludes that while a textbook reserves program is not a panacea for high textbook costs, it can be an effective means for academic libraries to help meet a significant student need.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland