The following full text open access article (corrected proof) was recently made available online.
Joseph A. Salem Jr
Pennsylvania State University
The Journal of Academic Librarianship
Available Online: October 20, 2016
This paper explores the current state of open educational resources (OER) including notable library-lead and multi-institutional programs. The potential for OER and affordable course material creation and adoption programs to impact student retention and persistence is examined. Potential additional partnerships and future directions for library-lead programs are discussed as well as the framework necessary for assessing the impact of library-lead OER initiatives.