Textbooks and the Library infographic

Textbooks and the Library infographic

graphic explaining COVID-19 and publisher challenges libraries face and alternatives to providing access to textbooks

Many textbook publishers will not electronic versions of textbooks to libraries. As a result, Penn State University Libraries is not able to buy 75 percent of the digital textbooks on the market. Access to textbooks and video in Penn State University Libraries’ collection during the COVID-19 pandemic is even more challenging than usual, given the need to quarantine materials for 96 hours. Instructors are encouraged to consider alternatives to traditional textbooks, from Open Educational Resources to high-quality streaming video, and can email l-oer-at-penn-state@lists.psu.edu to request help with OER. A transcript of this graphic available for accessibility purposes is available at https://copyright.psu.edu/transcript-of-textbooks-and-the-libraries-image.  Read the related article.

IMAGE: infographic by Rachel Perry