Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Peggy Cabrera
Librarian
MLK Library Research Guides
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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:

Textbooks available as eBooks in the Library. Every semester the library matches the required course textbooks with the library's available e-books, https://library.sjsu.edu/etextbooks The textbook lists can change from semester to semester depending on course textbook requirements. In addition, SJSU librarians do purchase e-books for courses and are place on the eBooks in the Library lists for student use.


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:

At SJSU, the Affordable Learning Solutions is coordinated by the University Library and provides information on how to lower the cost of classroom materials for students by offering faculty a variety of low-cost and no-cost educational resources known as Open Educational Resources (OER). Other resources include ebooks owned by the library, digital textbooks, open courseware, publishers’ repositories, the book rental program and textbooks on reserve in the library.


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