Title

Textbook Affordability in the Time of COVID-19

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Serials Review

Publication Date

8-2020

Abstract

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.

Comments

This article was originally published in Serials Review 46, no. 3 (2020): 232-37

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