Textbook access and affordability through academic library services: A department develops strategies to meet the needs of students

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Journal of Access Services, ISSN: 1536-7967, Vol: 14, Issue: 3, Page: 93-113

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Melissa Eighmy-Brown; Kate McCready; Emily Riha
Informa UK Limited
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In the spring of 2015, the University of Minnesota Libraries formed the Content Services department, which is comprised of Interlibrary Loan, Publishing Services, and the Copyright Permissions Service. These three service points, as well as additional Library units, work together with campus partners to save students money on their course materials through a variety of programs and pilot projects. By employing multiple avenues to help faculty and students put affordable content into their existing workflows for providing and accessing required readings, the University of Minnesota Libraries are ensuring that there are many options available that support coursework and ultimately student success.