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Thursday, November 3 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
The Odd Couple: University Libraries and Book Stores Team Up to Reduce Textbook Costs for Students

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Since 2012, The University of Arizona (UA) Libraries have partnered with the UA BookStores to identify and make available eBook versions of required course materials, accessible through the campus course management system and the BookStores' website. These eBooks have multi- or unlimited use licenses and are available at no cost to students. In advance of each semester, these two stakeholder groups work in partnership to acquire, make discoverable, and promote this service to faculty and students in a variety of ways.

With the maturity of our partnership and of this service to faculty and students, the UA Libraries are investigating our current environment and working with the UA BookStores to develop a new model that will improve our workflows, processes, and service to our end users, most notably by inserting the Libraries at an earlier stage in the textbook adoption process.

This presentation will focus on both our current process and how we got to this point as well as on our future strategic plans for developing and implementing a new model in collaboration with campus stakeholders.

Our presentation will be useful to both libraries who are thinking of developing a programmatic and collaborative approach to delivering required course materials on their campuses as well as for those who already have a service in place and are looking for fresh ideas and a forum to discuss next steps. We'll present on both external considerations and internal library acquisition processes so that our audience has a full picture of workflows and collaborations.

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Teresa Hazen

Department Head, The University of Arizona

Niamh Wallace

Assistant Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries

Thursday November 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403