California Senate President Pro Tem Wants Digital Library of Free Textbooks

Posted on December 15, 2011 by

From the Sacramento Bee:

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg announced today that he will push for legislation to create an online open source library to reduce the cost of course materials for college students across the state.


Steinberg plans to seek $25 million to create his proposed Open Education Resources system, with some funding going towards soliciting course material contributions from academics, nonprofits, Silicon Valley developers and the book publishing industry to be shared freely within the system.


One open source library run out of Houston’s Rice University now offers more than 1,000 textbooks and journal articles, including materials already used in some California classrooms.

Read the Complete Article

See Also: Official News Release

See Also: Connexions (Digital Education Ecosystem, Rice U.)