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University of Minnesota: U of M’s Open Textbook Network reports students savings of $1.5 million from open textbooks

Faculty from nine colleges and universities across the United States have saved their students an estimated $1.5 million in textbook costs to date by adopting open textbooks, the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Network (OTN) reported this week.

The OTN, created and run by leaders at the U of M’s College of Education and Human Development, is an alliance of schools committed to improving access, affordability and academic success through use of the open textbooks.

Open textbooks are funded, published and licensed to be free for students or available in print for a low cost. The U’s Open Textbook Library lists nearly 200 open textbooks in a number of subject areas.

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