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ACRL/SPARC Forum: Emerging “Inclusive Access” Programs and Their Implications for Course Material Affordability (Association of College and Research Libraries)

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August 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In an effort to make course materials more affordable and accessible, many campuses are experimenting with “Inclusive Access” programs. Designed by the textbook industry, Inclusive Access is a sales model that adds the cost of digital course content into students’ tuition and fees. While the advertised benefits of these programs have been widely promoted, there are also drawbacks for students and faculty that deserve equal attention concerning affordability, course material accessibility, and student data privacy. This ACRL/SPARC Forum webcast will explore these emerging Inclusive Access programs and offer suggestions for libraries on how to thoroughly examine their legal, financial, and ethical implications—and how to center student needs and voices in these conversations.


For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

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