Textbook costs continue to rise, and you can be a part of the solution by incorporating low-cost and no-cost materials into your courses with Open Educational Resources (OER).
December 18, 2019In October, I attended a week-long conference in Temecula, California called the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and came back to William & Mary feeling empowered.
September 20, 2019National surveys indicate that students are now spending about $1200 each year if they purchase all of the textbooks required for their classes. The increase in textbook prices has far outpaced the increase in inflation, nearly doubling from 1998-2008 alone, and going up over 1,000% since 1977.
April 8, 2019On a whiteboard in the lobby we asked, "Which book best captures your identity or culture?" Students gave us over 50 fantastic responses that highlighted the wonderful diversity in our community!
April 3, 2019On February 28, 2019, the University of California System announced the end of its relationship with publishing giant Elsevier, when a deal between the two could not be met despite months of negotiation.
March 14, 2019With February officially behind us, we say good-bye to that infamous holiday of love--Valentine’s Day. This year the Libraries celebrated Valentine’s Day with an event universally known (among libraries anyway) as Blind Date with a Book.
February 11, 2019The catalog update launched just over a month ago, and we would like to share some new updates and information on feedback you have sent us.
December 4, 2018The collections budget of the university libraries is subject to enormous inflationary pressures for scholarly content. This issue is of supreme importance to universities around the globe, with libraries in many countries working on strategies to provide greater access to information without monopolizing their entire budgets on a small number of for-profit journal publishers. This year, we have worked with other universities in the state to analyze our own journal subscriptions, particularly those subscriptions which we have with the top academic publishers in the world.
November 28, 2018For four days, Tijeras Avenue and 2nd Street in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico was immersed with people who worked in libraries, and most were people of color.
October 19, 2018October 21 is the start of Open Access Week, that time every year when we salute all things open access. This year, W&M Libraries is focusing on Open Education Resources (OER), which are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.
September 4, 2018TDM helps us discover, through the analysis of complex data sets, new information in the form of trends, patterns, and relationships.