Textbook Affordability in the Time of COVID-19
COVID-19, Equitable access, Inclusive access, Open educational resources, Textbook affordability
This article provides a background of the textbook affordability problem affecting students attending United States higher education institutions, both prior to and during the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as potential solutions to the problem. Solutions discussed include the availability of open materials in online repositories, publisher responses like inclusive access, institutional incentive programs, and initiatives by library consortia or other statewide programs. The responses of various stakeholders to make textbooks accessible to students during the pandemic are also covered.
Murphy, Julie A. and Shelley, Anne, "Textbook Affordability in the Time of COVID-19" (2020). Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library. 138.
This article was originally published in Serials Review 46, no. 3 (2020): 232-37