November 25, 2020

New Article: “Librarians Transforming Textbooks: The Past, Present, and Future of the Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative”

The following article appears in the new issue of Georgia Library Quarterly.

Title

Librarians Transforming Textbooks: The Past, Present, and Future of the Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative

Authors

Jeff Gallant
USG/Affordable Learning Georgia

Source

Georgia Library Quarterly
Vol. 52 No. 2 (Spring 2015)

Abstract

Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) is an initiative of the University System of Georgia (USG) to reduce the cost of textbooks for USG students. This article outlines current problems with textbook pricing, the origins of ALG within USG Library Services, current efforts and future plans for ALG, and the role of USG librarians in making required textbooks more affordable.

Direct to Full Text Article (7 pages; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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