University Of Calgary Students, Officials Join Forces To Advocate For Free Textbooks, Publications
Tom Hickerson, the U of C’s vice-provost of library and cultural resources, said his institution already offers up nearly 60 titles for free and deflected any talk of push back from academics, who could stand to net royalties from their published works.
“What they really want is to have an impact with their research and writing — that’s a real prize,” he said, “and the likelihood — at the cost of buying and shipping of printed books — the likelihood of that (profiting) is between thin and nil.”
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