[caption id="attachment_47184" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Seven in 10 college students say they don't buy required textbooks because they cost too much."][/caption]

Low-cost, open-content textbooks are universally popular on college campuses, but two burning questions have stunted the open textbook movement: Where can faculty and students find these resources, and how can they be sure the books are of the highest quality?

The University of Minnesota (UMN) set out to answer both questions with its April 23 introduction of the campus’s Open Academics textbook catalog, an online repository of textbooks with an...

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