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This document was created in 2021 as part of a textbook affordability project at Illinois State University’s Milner Library, in which the project team licensed available e-book copies of course textbooks. This modified version of our workflow and timeline has been generalized so library personnel at other institutions might easily adapt it for their own use. This timeline is built in part around when the textbook list for the upcoming semester is made available (at Illinois State University, our Office of the University Registrar makes textbook information publicly available online midway through the previous semester). The timings listed do not account for semester breaks. The target end date for the timeline is one week prior to the start of the semester.

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Workflow and Timelines for eTextbook Project