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Kanopy transistion to AVON

Even as our TxWes community struggles during this COVID-19 situation, the West Library’s mission is focused on providing you and our students with high quality academic resources.  As a part of that mission, we have made the decision to switch our academic video streaming service from Kanopy to Academic Video Online - hereby referred to as AVONAVON is run and maintained by Alexander Street Press, which is a ProQuest company.  By subscribing wi

Open Education Resources and How the Library can Help

Open Education Resources (OER) is a movement sweeping the educational system.  This idea of creating, sharing and using free and open teaching resources helps save our students a ton of money on purchasing traditional textbooks.  Universities across the world are getting their feet wet in this new possibility, but it does take a lot of work to re-design a course (not to mention the 4 to 5 courses taught by a professor in just one semester).  Creating and finding new content (instead of using textbooks) will not happen overnight, but we can start taking steps toward that end.