Saturday September 01, 2012

California Passes Bill to Create Open-Source Digital Library

Some of the biggest expense associated with higher education is purchasing textbooks for classes. The California Senate is addressing that problem to ease the financial burden on students and family by passing a bill authorizing the state to provide students access to a free digital textbook library.

California would establish a faculty-run council called the California Open Education Resources Council (COERC) to select and develop the free digital textbooks for students at state universities and community colleges.