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VCU Libraries' Open and Affordable Course Content Initiative supports instructors as they work to transition their courses to zero textbook cost courses, using either open educational resources or library content.
VCU Libraries understand the importance of selecting the right course materials. Not only do zero textbook cost courses eliminate the cost burden for students, but they have been shown to improve student success while increasing instructor flexibility, including the ability to customize resources.
For questions, help, or information about open educational resources, please contact Jessica Kirschner, the Open Educational Resources Librarian.Email Open Educational Resources Librarian
- Faculty: Apply for a 2020 Affordable Course Content Award by September 15
May 11, 2020 — Applications for 2020 round of Affordable Course Content Awards deadlines Sept. 15
- Open Access publishing funding stream ends May 15
May 9, 2020 — After five years of successfully supporting faculty publications, VCU Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Fund will be decommissioned May 15.
- VCU, University of Richmond libraries publish new, free edition of ‘The Politics of Annexation’
April 6, 2020 — The long-out-of-print book exploring Richmond’s annexation of Chesterfield County in 1970 is available for download.
- VCU Libraries ramps up efforts as VCU shifts to online learning during the COVID-19 crisis
March 27, 2020 — Campus may be closed but VCU Libraries is still working hard to support faculty and students
- Reminder: Faculty requests required for Kanopy
February 21, 2020 — Access to Kanopy titles updated in spring semester 2020.