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Open and Affordable Educational Resources

A guide to library-licensed content and open access materials for Penn State Altoona instructors.


This guide is to help Altoona faculty use open and affordable educational resources to reduce the costs of course materials for students.

Altoona faculty may contact their Open Liaison Librarian, Lori Lysiak, with questions about open and affordable educational resources, including:

  • How many pages of this book may I post on electronic reserve?
  • Are there e-books that might be good alternatives for print materials?
  • Where can I get support for writing an Open Access textbook?

Do You Want OAER Textbooks for Your Students?