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Open Access & Faculty Scholarship

A guide to issues in scholarly publishing, open access, copyright, author rights, and digital archiving

Open and Affordable Educational Resources

The University of Richmond is committed to access and affordability for all students.  Faculty can contribute to this goal by reducing the costs of textbooks and other educational materials. The UR Libraries offer support for making library-licensed e-resources available to your students and with helping you discover and use your own open educational resources.

There are several ways to make educational resources affordable for your students:

  • Work with your liaison librarian to purchase multi-use e-books for your class readings (free access to students).
  • Provide permalinks to journal articles and other resources on your Blackboard site or Library E-Reserves (free access to students).
  • Place a copy of your textbook on reserve in the library.

Open Textbooks & Open Educational Resources

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