There are a number of ways the library can help in creating alternatives to textbooks.
⇒Ten percent of the pages of any print book the library owns can be scanned and placed in a library guide.
⇒Articles from the catalog can be placed in an e-reserve page in a library guide. These guides do not time out; once made they are available from one semester to the next.
⇒In most cases, at the request of a faculty member, the library will buy an unlimited user ebook for use as a course text.
Currently at UMass Lowell there are courses running which use for their primary text an ebook owned by the library.
In some cases ebooks have limited simultaneous user licenses, but this does not necessarily disqualify them for consideration as texts. They can function much as print reserves do. These ebooks are hosted on library guides and made available in BlackBoard.
History of Tudor England
Introduction to BMEBT
Introduction to Public Health/Foco
Linux Command Line
MECH.5491, Advanced Thermodynamics
EDUC. 6380, K-12 Curriculum Design
E-reserve Scanned Pages as Text Replacements