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VIVA Textbook Portal
The VIVA Faculty Textbook Portal is a catalog to assist Virginia public college and university faculty in finding and selecting open and affordable textbooks for their courses in one place. The Portal is part of a wide-scale Open and Affordable Initiative by VIVA to provide no-cost and barrier-free access to course curriculum resources for students and researchers.
If you need the password to access all the faculty specific content, please contact us at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OASIS OER Search
OASIS currently searches open content from 52 different sources and contains 155,375 records. Use OASIS to discover quality, free open textbooks, courseware and more. OASIS was developed by the SUNY Geneseo Milne Library, in consultation with SUNY OER Services.
Mason OER Metafinder
Created created by George Mason University (GMU), OER Metafinder is a one-stop search box that cross-searches 15 different open education resource platforms.
How Faculty Can Help
There are several ways in which faculty can make a difference.
- E-books: Choose an e-book or online articles that are already available in the libraries' online resources. Then link to the item on your Canvas site or include a link in your syllabus.
- OER: Identify and adopt an Open Educational Resource (OER) by using this guide or ask a librarian for assistance.
- Course Reserves: Choose a standard textbook, put it on reserve in the library, and then let your students know how to access it.