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Faculty Resources for Instructional Content Affordability: Getting Started

This guide provides a basic overview of resources for lowering instructional content costs (library resources, open educational resources, etc.).

Getting started with Affordable Content

Here are a few ways the Library supports saving students money on textbooks and other instructional content:

  • Library resources (books, video, audio, and images in both print and digital formats)
  • Copyright consultation (including Creative Commons licenses)
  • Open/Affordable content research
  • Research about Open Pedagogy

Contact the Reference Desk at 503.399.5231 or visit the Reference Office 9/211 to set up a consultation with your favorite librarian!

Areas of affordability assistance at Chemeketa for faculty

Areas/Groups at Chemeketa that assist faculty with Affordability efforts:

  • Academic Technology and eLearning (TechHub)
  • Chemeketa Bookstore
  • Chemeketa Press
  • Copy Center
  • Innovation Grants via iTAG (Instructional Technology Advisory Group)
  • Student Retention & College Life
  • Teaching and Learning/Opportunity Center
  • Visual Communications
  • Your Dean, Program Chair, and Department


Creative Commons License
This content in this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  We encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.

Credit to Jen Klaudinyi at Portland Community College for the use of their OER LibGuide as a starting point. --Friday Valentine

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