Faculty Release Online Academic Material

Nicole Smith | The Lamron | October 31, 2013

The week of Oct. 23, two Geneseo professors released their published works through the Open SUNY Textbook Program, which allows students free access to online versions of these publications.

The scheduled release of these works fell during International Open Access week.

“International Open Access Week is a global event in academic and research communities to learn about open access and encourage efforts and strategies that can maximize the sharing and impact of scholarship,” Milne Library Director Cyril Oberlander said.

The Open SUNY Textbook Program consists of textbooks that are free or freely distributed online to help reduce the cost barriers students face, Oberlander explained. These books are available using a Creative Commons license that allows both students and teachers to read print, copy or adapt these works free of charge.