January 22, 2022

The University of Toronto Libraries Zero-to-Low Cost Course Project “Takes the Cost Burden Out of Course Packs”

From the U. of Toronto:

When 1,900 University of Toronto students sat in on their first lectures of the year, they were in for a pleasant surprise.

Their professors stood in front of the class and proudly proclaimed that students didn’t have to pay a thing for their course readings. They would be able to access all of their readings online thanks to the Zero-to-Low Cost Course Project (ZTLCC).

The project connects professors with librarians to find ways of sourcing course material digitally.

The program, run by the copyright office, is estimated to have saved students over $400,000 since 2015.

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Learn More, Visit the Zero-to-Low Cost Course Project Website

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.