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Sunday, August 4 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
409 - Special Collections and Textbook Affordability: An (Un)likely Partnership

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At Temple University, we were able to establish our Special Collections Research Center as a key resource for faculty aiming to replace commercial textbooks with alternative free or low-cost course materials. We report on an innovative new way to conduct outreach on campus through supporting wider scholarly communication goals that also affords an opportunity for primary source literacy. We hope this case offers both practical and theoretical orientations for rethinking the interconnectivity of the promotion, implementation, and evaluation of openness initiatives in our field.

Moderator: Margery N. Sly

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Margery N. Sly

Director, Temple University Libraries
Margery N. Sly is Director of Special Collections, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA. An SAA member since 1979, she is a Fellow of the Society and currently serves as Vice President of the SAA Foundation.

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Urooj Nizami

Resident Librarian, Temple University
Urooj Nizami is a Resident Librarian at Temple University Libraries. She received her Masters in Information Studies from McGill University in 2016. Urooj is currently working to innovate her library's approach to Open Education through open pedagogical approaches and the incorporation... Read More →

Courtney Smerz

Collection Management Archivist, Temple University

Sunday August 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
301/302, [Level 3]