New Program: U. of Maryland Libraries Allows Students to Borrow Textbooks For Two Hours at a Time
The new program lets student borrow textbooks from a collection of textbooks used in the Top 50 courses on the College Park campus. It was introduced in a post on the UMD Libraries web site today.
The post includes this on target statement:
We know the high cost of textbooks is a point of concern for UMD students, and we’re trying to do our part to help. In fact, we’re already working on a list for next semester.
We’re also working with student leaders to encourage faculty to identify and use resources that are free and openly available on the Web.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.