Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.78
Liaison Imad Alsyouf
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Sharjah
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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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:

The University of Sharjah has 8 libraries and more than 375000 books. Students are allowed to borrow the books for up to 4 weeks.
Also, some textbooks are available on the official website.
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Libraries/Pages/default.aspx


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:

UoS libraries department has enabled its user to access all the resources (E-Textbook and E-books) from off and on-campus 24/7 from
anywhere by visiting the library page or by accessing the following link

https://mytextbooks.ae/uos/


Website URL where information about the textbook affordability incentives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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