According to Publishers Weekly “Maryland state attorneys have declined to appeal a preliminary injunction issued last month that bars the state’s library e-book law from being enforced. This week, the court ordered the state to show cause as to why a permanent injunction should not be issued.
According to this announcement “OpenStax, Rice University’s educational technology initiative, is now accepting applications for colleges and universities to join its Institutional Partner Program for the 2022-2023 academic year. The deadline is May 2.
The OpenStax Institutional Partner Program provides institutions with free coaching and training on using open educational resources (OER). Schools have seen an average 150% increase in the number of students using OER in the first year after they adopt the program, which has saved students a combined $19.6 million and put more flexible course materials in the hands of educators...”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) Says That Over 4 Million Euros Have Now Been Pledged to OS Infrastructure
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
Free ACRL Webinars Highlight Value of Academic Libraries “… ACRL’s VAL Committee invites you to learn how to better align with the mission, vision, and values of your institution; improve student learning and equity; and communicate more effectively with campus stakeholders during these upcoming free webinars:
- Beyond Words: Initiating, Implementing and Sustaining Change (Friday, April 8, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Central)
- The Impact of Covid-19 on Academic Libraries (Friday, May 13, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Central)
- Ethical Engagement in Learning Analytics: Lessons Learned by Campus Colleagues (Summer Date TBD)