Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.04
Liaison Thomas Adams
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

National University of Ireland, Galway
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Thomas Adams
Student Researcher
Civil Engineering
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Does the institution host a peer-to-peer textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project?:
Yes

A brief description of the textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project:

NUI Galway Student's Union have a resource with which you can sell your old textbooks through the Students’ Union bookshop. One can drop the books to sell in to the Students’ Union office and set the price yourself. The Students’ Union take a €2 administrative charge for each book sold.

Note: We ask that all books are priced lower than the original cost.
https://su.nuigalway.ie/sell-your-books/


Does the institution provide incentives for academic staff that explicitly encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives to encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks:

Open Press at NUI Galway: Open Access Books and Educational Resources Publishing

Aim to enable and encourage a culture of open publishing of learning materials in NUI Galway. This directory provides an index of 2,531 books published across 98 Pressbooks networks.


Website URL where information about the textbook affordability incentives is available:
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