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March 6: Faculty workshop on Open Textbook Library
March 2, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free workshop about the Open Textbook Library and use of open educational resources (OERs) will be presented for the Washington State University community 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, March 6, in the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) on the fourth floor of Holland Library.

Oct. 24-30: ‘Hacktivist’ film, events for Open Access Week
October 19, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

international-open-access-week-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Presentations about open access textbooks, a screening of a documentary on the late Internet “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz and a workshop about social media presence will make up events celebrating International Open Access Week Oct. 24-30 at Washington State University.

‘Death of a Textbook’ highlights open educational resources
October 17, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

international-open-access-week-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Some things are scarier than the ghosts, ghouls and goblins of Halloween. For college students (and many of their parents), the cost of textbooks and related course materials can make their hearts skip a beat more than the holiday’s worst horror movie.

WSU chosen for low-cost, open-access resources program
July 11, 2016

By Todd Mordhorst, Office of the Provost

openstax-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is one of 11 institutions across the U.S. selected to take part in the national Open Educational Resources (OER) partnership, a project that could save students thousands of dollars each year.

April 19, 20: Alternatives to expensive course materials
April 14, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Open-Education-WeekPULLMAN, Wash. – Rising tuition isn’t the only burden college students face; textbook costs also have increased. Washington State University will host a webinar and educational technology open house April 19 and 20 detailing high-quality, low-cost alternatives to traditional course materials in honor of Open Education Week.

Redesigned Research Exchange opens access to scholarship
January 7, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

research-exchange-sitePULLMAN, Wash. – Federal agencies were told in 2013 to ensure public access to federally funded research through national repositories. Washington State University researchers receiving federal funding have a ready and local tool for making their work accessible: the Research Exchange at WSU Libraries.

First-person exhibit celebrates Open Access Week at WSU
October 13, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Open-access-logo-180PULLMAN, Wash. – Stories about historic preservation, biofuels research, mycology and special education are among those that will be shared by faculty in a month-long exhibit celebrating open access that will open Oct. 19 at Washington State University.

Oct. 21: Wikipedia edit-a-thon part of Open Access Week
October 16, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Open-access-logo-220PULLMAN, Wash. – If you read Wikipedia’s biographical article on Maya Angelou, especially after the acclaimed writer’s death last spring, then you’ve read the work of Washington State University’s Christine Meyer.

WSU joins open access effort for high-energy physics research
December 12, 2013

Open-access-logo-180PULLMAN, Wash. – Starting Jan. 1, Washington State University Libraries will join an international publishing initiative of more than 1,000 libraries, library consortia and research organizations to provide open access to articles published in high-energy physics research.