USF Pilot Program Working to Make Textbooks More Affordable

Bay News 9 interviewed Interim Dean Todd Chavez about collaborative open-access textbook project being piloted in a Children’s Literature course at USF.

Breaking the bank for books: University tackles rising textbook costs

The USF Oracle newspaper wrote an article about the high costs of textbooks and the financial burden it places on students. In addition, it details steps that the university has taken to help students with these costs, including the Textbook Affordability Project. The article contains several quotations from interviewed USF students and from Monica Metz-Wiseman, the head of the Textbook Affordability Project.

The Cost of College: Open Access Textbooks Cutting the Bookstore Bill by 80%

An article written by Alex Wukman that features TAP and examines topics such as the rise of student activists for textbook affordability, moving beyond the traditional textbook, economics in the textbook market, start-up companies and their effect on textbook publishers, and the issue of digital rights management.

EDUCAUSE and Internet2 Expand Etextbook Pilot

An article written by the Library Journal about the Internet2/EDUCAUSE etextbook pilot currently being conducted at the University of South Florida. The pilot is one of the many projects under the TAP program for making textbooks more affordable for students.