Contacts: Dave Ernst, College of Education and Human Development, dernst@umn.edu, (612) 624-2760
Kristin Anderson, University News Service, kma@umn.edu, (612) 624-1690

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/23/2012) —In an effort to reduce higher education costs for students, one college at the University of Minnesota announced today that it has created a tool to help faculty find more affordable textbook options. The Open Academics textbook catalog [http://open.umn.edu], created in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), is a searchable online catalog of “open textbooks” that will be reviewed by U of M faculty.

Open textbooks are published under a license that enables students to get...

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