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Open Educational Resources (OER) is a movement toward decreased reliance on text book publishers and increased building of learning materials using resources the library has already purchased and open source materials. Washington State has seen experimentation with OER in the form of the Gates Grants. We are aware that the high price of text books is a burden on our students, and we want to find a viable alternative where possible.
Open Educational Resources are broadly considered to meet the “5Rs Framework,” meaning that users are free to: