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K-State Today Student Edition

October 24, 2016

Tell K-State Libraries which textbooks you want to be open access

Submitted by Darchelle Martin

Open Access

K-State celebrates International Open Access Week, Oct. 24-30. Open Access is the free, immediate online access to research and scholarly information.

One way Open Access can impact students is with initiatives to help convert traditional, high cost textbooks to low or no cost open/alternative textbooks. K-State's Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative has already saved K-State students millions of dollars by helping faculty adapt open/alternative textbooks for their classes.

Do you have a textbook that you would like to see changed to an open/alternative textbook? K-State Libraries wants to hear from you. Contact Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship, and let us know.

Visit K-State Libraries' website to learn more about Open Access and Open Access Week activities.

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its ninth year, was established by SPARC — The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. The celebration provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access and to share what they've learned with colleagues.